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

Obsidian PR internship

Level I: This unpaid entry-level internship is for rising and current college
seniors seeking a PR degree. Ideally, entry-level interns will work in a fulltime
capacity Monday through Friday, but arrangements can be made to
accommodate class schedules. Duties can include the following:
o Media list building
o Research
o Archiving and success tracking
o Media relations follow-up
o Staff support functions
o Brainstorming with account teams

The full listing detailing Obsidian’s internship program can be found at http://obsidianpr.com/careers. Interested students should contact Obsidian’s principal, Courtney Liebenrood Ellett, at courtney@obsidianpr.com.

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

Two DC Internships (Unpaid)



UNDP is looking for interns who can start in January 2013, but slots are open for the rest of the year.

Details on  UNDP Internships can be found at http://www.us.undp.org/WashingtonOffice/DCInternships.shtml.


Marissa Ayento  marissa.ayento@undp.org—————————————————————————–



Political Journalism Track of the Capital Semester program, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held each fall and spring in Washington, DC.

This academic internship program is for undergraduates seeking to obtain professional experience in the fields of journalism, communications and public relations. Students are placed in internships for 30 hours a week while earning 12 transferable credits.

Please consider forwarding the announcement below to students and encourage them to apply by November 15.



Dana Faught   dfaught@tfas.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.

Internship, Archer-Malmo Advertising (Unpaid)


LOCATION  Memphisarcher malmo

CONTACT amp@archermalmo.com

WEB  http://www.archermalmo.com/careers/internship.html

DESCRIPTION  Archer-Malmo needs an intern to work as part of copywriter-art director team on national accounts.


Copywriter applicants should visit ampcamp.tumblr.com for a downloadable copy test.

To apply, send your resume and art portfolio or copy test to amp@achermalmo.com.  Deadline is September 17, 2012.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Social Media Intern

Title: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Social Media Intern

Location: Memphis

Website: http://rmhmemphis.org/

Description: Ronald McDonald House is seeking applicants for an unpaid internship offering community service hours and a chance to build a portfolio. Candiates should be strong writers with media relations experience and with knowledge of social media. The job is 2-3 days a week (preferably 3).

Contact: Brittany Fitzpatrick

Responsibilities will include:
· Blogging & social media posts
· Website updates
· Interviewing families
· Assisting with press releases and feature stories
· Assisting with communications for projects and special events

Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate would be a strong writer who uses social media platforms and can shoot decent videos and photos. Basic HTML is a bonus, some design skill is a slam dunk. 

To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Brittany Fitzpatrick at brittany.fitzpatrick@gmail.com

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