Employer: Western Maine Community Action
Internship Number: 250
Internship Title: Media Management and Fundraising Program Intern
Location: Wilton, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall – Position on Hold
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) is a social service agency that has been providing services for over 45 years to people living in the western mountain region of Maine. The organization is dedicated to the principle that poverty should not be a permanent condition of people’s lives. WMCA is able to respond quickly and effectively to the variety of needs of our disadvantaged population. We strive to marshal as many resources as possible in our efforts to provide comprehensive services responsive to conditions.

The agency is seeking an intern to help conceptualize, plan, write, design, and execute marketing communication solutions on multiple channels.  Marketing solutions/plans must achieve a level of design quality consistent with the agency’s identity, brand message, and industry standards.  The position requires a strong commitment to professionalism and confidentiality.

For more information on Western Maine Community Action, please visit their website at: http://wmca.org/

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities of this internship include community fundraising and managing and creating client content across various platforms.  The intern will be required to adhere to the generic tasks, duties and responsibilities, as well as the specific duties of the program area of interest, as follows:

  • Manage social media programs that drive positive conversation and engagement.
  • Plan and execute media campaign.
  • Ensure all necessary legal disclosures and release documents are in place and accurate.
  • Distribute marketing materials, handouts, brochures and posters to maintain current and accurate information.
  • Provide Program Coordinator with internship paperwork including evaluation documents and other documents pertaining to successful completion of the internship experience, as appropriate.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Coordinate available services with WMCA programs and partners as required by the position.
  • Establish connections with clients, based on requirements of the project.
  • Enhance organizational image by branding WMCA, dressing professionally, and maintaining a general knowledge of the agency and its services.
  • Foster community relations by engaging in various activities as a representative of WMCA.
  • Manage media relations by being alert to the possibilities to share information and bring those ideas forward and/or create the media report.
  • Manage/create special events as required by sharing ideas, completing assigned tasks and/or attending the event.
  • Participate in Agency and program staff meetings, training, supervision and other activities as requested.
  • Performs other duties of a similar or related nature, as assigned.
  • Provide operational and event support for the department and/or program.
  • Assists in carrying out the Agency’s mission, vision, and strategies.
Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience in professional use of social media platforms
  • Good computer skills – advanced skills in MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to take direction and work independently to isolate and solve complex problems relating to the project
  • Understand the requirements of the project and carry them out
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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