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PR & events intern

Status: Intern

Term: Late October – February

location: Saint Paul

Job Title: PR & Events Intern

Compensation: $10.50/hour – Generally 10 hours per week

Reports to: Director of Communications & Director of Operations

Position Summary:

Students United is planning its inaugural year Advocacy Conference and is looking for a self-motivated, creative and detail-oriented student to help craft a successful conference. The conference will be a two-day event with over 200 people in attendance consisting of multiple breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and trainings. The intern will work with the Director of Communications to effectively brand the conference and the Director of Operations to work through the logistics of the conference. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the Director of Communications and Director of Operations on a 100-student attendance conference. To excel at this internship, one must be self-motivated, interested in pursuing a communication/event planning profession, and able to take initiative on projects.

position duties:

  1. Implement strategy to effectively brand the Advocacy Conference

  2. Strategize communication tactics (including social media efforts) to create exposure for the Advocacy Conference

  3. Assist in event space booking and logistics

  4. Draft mobile app pages for conferences

  5. Assist in social media posting during conferences

  6. Collaborate with Director of Communications and Director of Operations for communication material and planning for campus committees

  7. Organize volunteers and/or freelancers for conferences

  8. Other duties as assigned

expectable outcomes from internship:

  • Knowledge about strategically using social media 

  • Improved event planning skills 

  • Improved communication skills

  • Familiarity with communication plans

  • Understanding of nonprofit organizations


  1. Excellent independent worker, with time management skills and self-discipline

  2. Pursuing a major or minor in a communication-related study (mass communications, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications, etc.)

  3. Experience or interest in learning the professional side of social media

  4. Self-motivated and a team player with the ability to meet deadlines 

  5. Strong organizational skills, problem solving abilities, and detail oriented

  6. Strong oral and written communication skills

  7. Preference will be given to Minnesota State university students

compensation & schedule

  1. $10.50 per hour

  2. 10 hours per week (these hours can be split between working in office and at home)

  3. Event weeks may require more hours

  4. No Benefits

how to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to the Director of Communications, Aly Hagglund, by Sunday, October 14, 2018 at ahagglund@studentsunited.org.