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University of Maryland Medical Center
110 South Paca St.
DescriptionThe University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is a 757-bed teaching hospital in Baltimore, Md., that provides a full range of health services to people throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. It is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, cardiac care, neurocare, women’s and children’s health, and organ transplants. The medical center is the flagship hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System, a private, not-for-profit network of 12 academic, community and specialty hospitals throughout Maryland.
UMMC recognizes that disseminating information about its medical programs and services in innovative ways is key to serving its various audiences – from patients and visitors to employees. To that end, UMMC has established the Communications & Public Affairs Internship Program to offer hands-on learning opportunities for college students interested in media relations/PR, editorial (communications and writing), graphic design, web development, and video and multimedia production (including animation).
The UMMC Internship Program provides highly qualified college students (preferably juniors) the opportunity to participate in a dynamic communications department. Interns can apply for one of four areas of focus and may be eligible to receive course credit (subject to the requirements of the student’s academic institution). Each nonpaid internship is for a duration of one semester with 10-20 hours of work required per week at the UMMC offices in Baltimore. Extensions may be available to high-performing interns.
ResponsibilitiesWill spend time (rotation) with our various communications teams: Internal communications, media relations, publications, Web site and more. Duties will include creating content and executing various writing and editing assignments and more
May also work with UMMC Communications staff on other related assignments, including providing support for media relations and various events
RequirementsPresently pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, English or Journalism.
Strong written and verbal communication skills essential (business writing, editing, presentations, and professional phone demeanor). Health-related writing experience or completed coursework in science classes is a plus.
Skilled at web navigation, and capable of using Internet and information sources for research.
Solid project management skills and experience. Ability to handle multiple priorities and think independently.
Understanding of and experience with communication disciplines such as graphic design, advertising, marketing and public relations.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint: HTML experience is a plus.
High attention to detail and ability to identify key messages.
Willingness to learn.