Leadership Memphis, INTERN


Leadership Memphis internships are non-paid, academic internships where students gain more than just work experience. They build connections between concepts from the classroom and real-world situations in the non-profit arena. We work with our interns to develop a signature project that helps them utilize and further develop key business skills, and can be completed within the time frame of their internship. This signature project gives them a tangible deliverable they can be proud of, and is a valuable addition to their resume.

Also, Leadership Memphis interns get to refine their professional ethics, professional values, and act as individual contributors on projects that have a positive impact on the community. Although students are not paid for their work, our internships are designed to ensure a valuable professional experience.

Interns work 10-20 hours per week during the fall or spring semester depending on the student’s schedule. At the beginning of the semester, interns will work with the assigned supervisors to come up with a schedule of days and times to constitute a standard schedule. Deviations can be made with notice.

Interns will be assigned a supervisor in a particular area – communications, development, programs, alumni engagement, etc.

Duties will vary by department but can include:
- Research and create email distribution and mailing lists
- Research and create media lists for active pitching
- Materials development (pitches, backgrounders, briefing documents)
- Media monitoring for our organization
- Social media monitoring and posting
- Selective media outreach
- Assist with annual signature events
- Attend our program classes to collect information from participants, and take photos
- Data entry (some sensitive information may require signing a memorandum of confidentiality)
- Answering the phone and making calls
- Assisting with copying, filing, and mailings
- Research on the internet or in publications
- Writing research summaries or compiling meeting minutes
- Setting up for and staffing meetings and events
- Verifying email addresses for e-newsletter distribution list
- Other duties as needed

The ideal candidate has the following skills/experience:
- A passion for community enhancement, engagement and empowerment
- Excellent writing skills
- Organizational acumen
- Great interpersonal skills
- A motivated self-starter
- A natural leader
- Background in journalism, public relations, marketing or business administration
- Curiosity for media, technology

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Dewanna Lofton at dlofton@leadershipmemphis.org.

Communications Intern

Each day, the 275,000 employees of FedEx Corporation are responsible for delivering over 6 million shipments to more than 220 countries and territories around the world! Because of our “absolutely, positively” spirit and commitment to excellence, FedEx was recently included in:

FORTUNE magazine’s 2010 “100 Best Companies to Work for in America”
Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity”.

As a global enterprise, all FedEx Companies embrace and reflect the diversity of the
communities where we live and serve. Our culture fosters and promotes an environment where a person’s performance is what counts. It is not surprising that over the years FedEx has been consistently recognized within the global business circles for leadership, workplace environment and contribution to technological and economic advancements.

Bring your talent and join us in continuing to make every FedEx customer experience outstanding!

As a part of the FedEx team you will be an integral component of an organization that recognizes and rewards the contributions of its employees by providing:
- a dynamic work environment with a wide range of career options
- competitive salary and bonus opportunities
- work-life balance and generous benefits

Want to learn more about how FedEx continues to deliver for our employees, our customers and our shareholders? Want to be a part of it?

First step…..apply today!

Position Information:


Full time internship opportunity available in Memphis, TN from June 2013 to August 2013.

Under close supervision, the successful candidate will:
- Compile and analyze outcome-based metrics data for each CSR giving area (Disaster Relief, Safety, Environment, Diversity and Education)
- Secure and compile compelling story-telling opportunities for traditional and social channels
- Provide support developing, coordinating and executing Disaster Relief, Safety, Environment, Diversity and Education programs
- Coordinate social media efforts
- Assist with administrative tasks associated with program execution, including but not limited to securing volunteers, logging volunteer march, arranging promotions and advertising and updating participant lists

Preferred skills and experience include:
- Ability to synthesize large volumes of data (quantitative and qualitative)
Strong analytical, communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
- Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and work in a high-pressure environment
- Ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and as part of a team
- Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Currently enrolled graduate student, majoring in Communications, Marketing, Business or other related discipline
- Preferably, a student should be graduating 6-12 months after completion of internship and available for full time employment

Resume should include the following information:
- College address and permanent home address
- Telephone number
- Overall GPA and major GPA
- Date of intended graduation


Apply online here: https://jobs-fedexservices.icims.com/jobs/18234/intern-communications/login

Memphis Child Advocacy Center

The Memphis Child Advocacy Center is well-respected agency in the Memphis/Shelby County community and is also a model child advocacy center nationwide. At the CAC, a team of highly trained child interviewers, law enforcement officers, case workers, therapists, and prosecutors work together to respond to reports of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. They work together as a team to ensure the best possible outcome for victimized children in terms of justice and healing. In addition, our prevention team is teaching adults across our community how to protect children, stopping sexual abuse from happening in the first place.

A special projects intern is needed. Hours are flexible and negotiable. As a not-for-profit agency, we don’t have the resources to pay a student, but can provide a great experience with meaningful projects.

Interns will receive a tour of the center (including our partner agencies), go through our online orientation, and observe some team activities as part of their orientation. We are located at 1085 Poplar Avenue, close to downtown and near I 240.

We have several projects available for a student to work on this coming semester as well as summer and fall semesters. Assignments would vary depending on the student’s skills and interests, as well as agency priorities. Here are some possible bigger and smaller projects:

- Social media campaigns
- Website content update (we are in the process of gradually updating our website pages and content)
- Assist with PRSA professional development projects (help arrange training events for PRSA members)
- If the student comes this coming semester, he or she can help with promotion of our Works of Heart valentine auction in February and our Annual Children’s Memorial Flagraising ceremony in April. If summer, they can help with our annual Honors Day celebration and probable August fundraiser at Playhouse on the Square.
- Help create short videos
- Help with development of CAC style guide & rollout; crisis communication procedure; expanding our media referral list
- Content for twitter, Facebook, and email marketing

To be considered, sent application materials to:

Beryl Wight, Communications Coordinator
(901) 888-4369 direct
(901) 412-5385 cell

Public Relations Interns (5), St. Jude (Unpaid, Spring 2013)


LOCATION : Memphis

CONTACT: Alexis Nelius, UofM Alum

WEB: https://jobs-alsac.icims.com/jobs/7893/academic-intern—brand-ambassador-tour-program/job


St. Jude is seeking five interns who are enthusiastic, possess strong presentation skills and are well versed in all forms of communication. Brand Ambassador/ Tour Program.


Responsible for providing support through an internship to ALSAC’s marketing and fundraising efforts.


Requires a degree of judgment; ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for internal and external relationships. Requires good oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Word and Excel. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university, as a junior, senior or graduate student (in good standing) and have a major in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Hospitality and Resort Management, Business or related field of study.


Contact Alexis Nelius, Uof M Alum: alexis.nelius@stjude.org

Social Media Internship, Red Rover (Unpaid)


LOCATION : Memphis

CONTACT: Joy Doss  - joy@redrovercompany.com

WEB : www.redrovercompany.com


            Red Rover in Memphis is looking for a social media intern.


  • Manage the MALS Facebook and Twitter profiles — from posting original content to sharing/re-tweeting content from other related organizations/influencers to interacting with key influencers through these channels on behalf of the organization. The ultimate goal is to increase the fan/follower base significantly prior to the general public campaign launch next year.
  • Write and distribute press releases to the media, making follow-up pitches where appropriate.
  • Write newsletter and email campaign copy.
  • Design newsletter and email campaigns (dependent upon candidate’s skills).
  • Support the organization’s fundraising efforts from a communications and marketing perspective.


  • Ideally, the candidate will have significant social media experience, preferably with a strong Facebook and Twitter following of their own. They should also have strong writing skills.


Contact Joy Doss, joy@redrovercompany.com, for further information.

Launch Memphis Communications Internship


LOCATION : Memphis


Elizabeth Lemmonds, Chief Brand Officer with LaunchYourCity, Inc.

WEB  www.launchmemphis.com


LaunchMemphis is a non-profit that fuels an entrepreneurial community. We provide programming and resources to innovators with bold ideas, and help them convert their concepts into solid and sustainable business models. Information about our season programming can be found on our website.


•   Support LaunchMemphis social media profiles in accordance with brand standards and strategy; this includes daily posting, live tweeting events, publishing photos and videos, and promoting events.

•   Draft content for our website, including pre- and post-event coverage, startup profiles and other topics connected to entrepreneurship and innovation.

•   Draft content as needed for bi-monthly newsletters and announcements.

•   Take photographs, record short videos and capture quotes and stories at events.

•   Help maintain the Founders Toolkit, a set of documents used with our entrepreneurs, workshops and startup programming (e.g., BOOSTcamp, 48 Hour Launch).

•   Enter and maintain data as needed in our database, including media outreach and articles, mailing list members and event attendance.

•   Produce media alerts as needed.


•   Roughly 10-15 hours per week; hours can be flexible to a student’s schedule but you must be available for some evening and weekend activities.

•   Strong communications skills and interpersonal savvy.

•   The ability to multitask, learn on the fly and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

•   Project management skills to see tasks through completion and on time.

•   Familiarity with basic office software (e.g., Microsoft Word or equivalent), photo editing (e.g., iPhoto, Photoshop), and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).

•   Familiarity with any of the following preferred: video editing software (e.g., iMovie, Final Cut Pro), advanced or emerging social media platforms (e.g., RebelMouse, Storify), blogging software (e.g., WordPress), databases (e.g., Salesforce), document layout and design (e.g., Publisher, In Design).


Interested students may contact Elizabeth Lemmonds, Chief Brand Officer with LaunchYourCity, Inc., at elizabeth@launchyourcity.com. Provide your name, a resume if available and a brief description of your interest in the position and relevant skills.

Kappa Delta Foundation Internship



CONTACT  Sara Cullins

WEB  http://www.kappadelta.org/foundation


The Kappa Delta Foundation is seeking a part-time staff member to serve as the Foundation’s Outreach Intern at the Kappa Delta Headquarters located in Memphis, Tennessee. The position will be assisting Foundation staff, including the Communication and Outreach Coordinator, the Outreach and Events Coordinator, and the Archives Coordinator.


  • Archive Documentation: Assist with data collection and entry.
  • Alumnae and Donor Relations: Assist in contacting donors and helping to build the relationship between the Foundation and our donors. Record donor data.
  • Website and Social Media: Keep our social media outlets up to date on current Foundation events.
  • Communications and Public Relations: Assist in drafting articles and press releases.
  • Special Projects/ Events: Assist with coordination and planning of alumnae events, collegiate leadership events, and fundraising events.
  • Other tasks may be assigned on a need basis


  • Currently enrolled in a university
  • Able to commit 12 to 15 hours a week
  • Interest in learning or expanding one’s knowledge on donor relations and fundraising
  • Experience using social media outlets
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Dependable, timely, professional, friendly, and ambitious
  • Kappa Delta membership is not a requirement


The internship will take place from September 4th – November 30th with a week off for Thanksgiving. We are conscious of class hours and other university requirements and can therefore be flexible with the hours of the internship.



For consideration please submit a cover letter and a resume to Sara Cullins at sara.cullins@kappadelta.org. Please put “Your Name- Foundation Intern” in the subject line. You may also mail your information to Kappa Delta Foundation ATTN: Sara Cullins, 3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here  http://www.memphis.edu/journalism/pdfs/2012journalisminternshipfall.pdf


Intern at Howell Marketing Strategies this fall

Title: Howell Marketing Strategies Fall Intership

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.howell-marketing.com

Description: Howell Marketing Strategies in Memphis is currently collecting resumes for the Fall 2012 internship position – for academic credit. Howell Marketing Strategies combines traditional and social media to offer integrated and effective marketing strategies including: traditional marketing planning; public relations and crisis management; branding strategy; employee communication and training; social media strategy and execution; and online reputation monitoring and management.

Contact: http://www.howell-marketing.com/contact-us/

Qualifications: Strong skills in research, social media and writing required. The ideal student will be on the path to a degree with an emphasis in marketing, PR, communications, journalism, or advertising.

Not learning enough about social media for business in your college classes? Howell is a place for you to get a social media education and put that knowledge to work in “the real world.”

No coffee runs, we promise!

Must be a self starter willing to work hard and learn hard.

To apply: Email resume and qualifications to info@howell-marketing.com.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Office Internship

Title: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Office Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Website: http://www.nlgja.org/about/opportunites/internship.htm

Description: The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association office internship is an ideal opportunity for a student interested in non-profit management, news media and/or LGBT issues. Located in Washington, DC. NLGJA Interns work in a fast-paced office environment and build professional skills that strengthen any résumé, gain hands-on experience in non-profit administration and organization culture, meet some of journalism’s most respected movers and shakers — LGJA’s 650 members hail from all sectors and market sizes of the media industry, and interns interact with them on a daily basis, and Receive one year of free NLGJA membership and take advantage of the organization’s networking and professional development opportunities. Internships are adjustable to student schedules.  10-week commitments are preferred. Interns work a 25-hour week. This internship is unpaid. Summer internships will be selected on a rolling basis starting May 15.

More information available at http://www.nlgja.org/about/opportunites/internship.htm

Contact: Bach Polakowski at bach@nlgja.org or (202) 588-9888 for more information

Responsibilities: Interns will:

  • Assist in the planning and promotion of NLGJA’s LGBT Media Summit & National Convention.
  • Assist in the planning of NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism Awards by processing entries and communicating with applicants and judges.
  • Handle social media communication and interaction.
  • Respond daily to inquiries from press, members, association leaders and the general public.
  • Provide support to NLGJA staff on projects involving membership, chapter relations, development and programming.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the phone number and names of three references (work and academic) to NLGJA Internship, info@nlgja.org.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in

Marketing/Public Relations Intern for DMAG, LLC

Title: Marketing/Public Relations Intern for DMAG, LLC
Location: DMAG, LLC, 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd. Suite 202, Memphis TN 38116

Website: www.dmagus.com

Description: The successful candidate will be currently pursuing a degree in marketing, graphic design, and/or public relations or a recent graduate. We’re looking for eager people who can do fast and detailed research. The most successful interns have an interest in marketing, writing, editing, advertising, and/or graphic design. Must be energetic, analytical, work well under deadlines, and are able to juggle many projects. This is a NON PAID internship. The internship starts on May 31, 2012 and ends November 21, 2012.

Contact: info@dmagus.com


Prepare marketing material for clients
Create client presentations (Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.)
Submit events to major publications
Update and monitor social media sites
Assisting in event planning
Communicate and following up with clients via phone, email, etc.
Prepare bulk direct mailer pieces
Assist in graphic design
Design and edit print marketing material
Assist with the development of E-newsletters and other media


Generally requires formal training beyond high school
Have an interest and knowledge in marketing, graphic design and public relations
Knowledgeable of various computer software and programs including MS Office
Skilled in planning and organizing
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and to pay close attention to detail
Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner
Must be a team player and possess the ability to work with moderate supervision
Motivated and willing to bring new ideas

To apply: Please forward all resumes to info@dmagus.com

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in