MBCC Outreach & Communications Internship

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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
 Virtual
Posted: July 28 2015
Company Location: Rockland, MA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. Our annual fundraising events and educational outreach allows us to continue to work towards this goal.
Start dates and durations are negotiable.

Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at cherylosimo@comcast.net. Please use “MBCC Outreach & Communications Internship” in the subject line of your email.
To learn more about MBCC and our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, please visit www.mbcc.org and www.silentspring.org. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

The flexibility of this internship is substantial given its work from home nature. Phone and internet will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interns must commit to at least 15 hours per week. Travel is minimal except for on-site assistance required the day before and the day of major 2016 events:

• Gay and Lesbian Dance in Brookline in January 2016
• Against the Tide in Hopkinton in July 2016
• Against the Tide in Brewster in August 2016

Responsibilities include:

1. Media & Communication:
• Proofing and distributing press releases and calendar listings to news media outlets including print and online newspaper, radio, and television. This includes finding up-to-date contact information for media.
• Interviewing event participants/supporters and composing feature stories and other articles for media. This may require phone and/or email contact of a sensitive nature, since some contact will be required with those who have been touched by breast cancer. Phone interviews are critical for obtaining information used in press releases and media coverage.

2. Marketing & Outreach:
• Initiating contact with local community businesses and individuals to encourage community sponsorship and individual or team event participation.
• Posting event materials in various locations. This responsibility includes targeting high traffic locations that will increase event participation.
• • Assisting with social media event promotion campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and more.

3. Administrative:
• Database building, management, and maintenance to ensure accurate and thorough records of progress in communications and marketing responsibilities.

Qualifications: College and Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Detail-oriented, organized, the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines.
• Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and other social media outlets. Prior experience with social media campaigns is preferred.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

1. Media & Communication:
• Proofing and distributing press releases and calendar listings to news media outlets including print and online newspaper, radio, and television. This includes finding up-to-date contact information for media.
• Interviewing event participants/supporters and composing feature stories and other articles for media. This may require phone and/or email contact of a sensitive nature, since some contact will be required with those who have been touched by breast cancer. Phone interviews are critical for obtaining information used in press releases and media coverage.

2. Marketing & Outreach:
• Initiating contact with local community businesses and individuals to encourage community sponsorship and individual or team event participation.
• Posting event materials in various locations. This responsibility includes targeting high traffic locations that will increase event participation.
• Assisting with social media event pr

Requirements


How to apply: MBCC is now accepting applicants for all internships to plan and orchestrate our two premiere Against the Tide events. Interns are needed for the following time periods:

• Fall 2015 through January 2016 (Fall Semester Internship)
• January 2016 through May 2016 (Spring Semester Internship)
• May 2016 through end of August 2016 (Summer Internship)
• Fall 2015 through Fall 2016 (Full Year Internship)


Our interns will assist with building and promoting special events and projects for the organization and occasionally for MBCC's sister organization, Silent Spring Institute (SSI). This internship involves frequent communication with Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director.


Qualifications: College and Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Detail-oriented, organized, the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines.
• Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and other social media outlets. Prior experience with social media campaigns is preferred.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

Skills

Preferred - Article Writing, Accurate Data Entry, Team Player

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