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Communications Internship, University of Maryland Medical System

Internship Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Will rotate in roles/assignments with our various communications teams: external and internal communications, media relations, publications and website. Duties will include creating content, executing various writing and editing assignments, editing the website using our content management site and more.
  • May also work with UMMC Communications staff on other related assignments, including providing support for various hospital events.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Prerequisites

  • Junior or senior undergraduate student with cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (on 4.0 scale).
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated leadership skills and a wide array of interests/activities. Related work experience is a plus.
  •  Recommendation by Department Head (of student’s major area of study) and/or two professors. Alternatively, a list of three references may be submitted.
  •  Passing of UMMC’s standard drug screening and background check.

Working Conditions

  • Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Extended time on a PC is required.
  • All interns are expected to follow the UMMC Dress Code, effective September 8, 2015. Volunteer services shirts will be provided. 

Skill Set Required

  • Presently pursuing a degree in communication, public relations, English, journalism or a related field.
  • 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 the Internet and primary sources for research.
  • Solid project management skills and experience thinking independently. Ability to handle multiple priorities in stride.
  • Understanding of and experience with communication disciplines such as graphic design, advertising, marketing and public relations.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; HTML experience is a plus.
  • High attention to detail and ability to identify key messages.
  • Willingness to learn. 

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Summer (Jun - Aug), Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, References
Application Instructions

To apply for this exciting opportunity in downtown Baltimore, please e-mail (hopegamper@umm.edu) or fax (410-328-0703) a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and letters of recommendation to Communications Associate, Hope Gamper. A list of references may be provided in lieu of letters of recommendation.

Questions? Call Hope at 410-328-7702.

Headquarters

110 S. Paca Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About University of Maryland Medical System

Position reports to UMMC Office of Communications & Public Affairs team members and contributes to writing, editing and content development for various communications channels produced and managed by the UMMC Office of Communications & Public Affairs. Our office is responsible for all communications, including media relations, internal communications, Web site, video work and more.