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

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

University of Memphis Basketball Social Media Intern (Unpaid)




CONTACT:  James Alford at jllford1@memphis.edu

WEB: http://www.gotigersgo.com/index-main.html

DESCRIPTION:  Basketball team looking for intern to assist with social media.


Assist with Memphis Basketball social media. Intern would need to be available for office hours as  needed.  Intern would also assist with events such as Memphis Madness.


  • Experience in PhotoShop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • WordPress
  • Familiarity with all social media platforms


James Alford at jllford1@memphis.edu

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.

Intern, Desoto Times-Trib, Click Magazine


 LOCATION:  Desoto County



WEB: http://desototimes.com/


PH Publishing, home of Click Magazine and the DeSoto Times-Tribune, is seeking interns for the fall, spring and summer. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who’s undaunted by deadlines, organized, and adept.  Candidate should be motivated by the opportunity to be an integral part of a growing publication.


  • Write, research and fact check articles for Click magazine, and the DeSoto Times-Tribune
  • Contribute articles for both the magazine and newspaper
  • Pitch story ideas
  • Represent the publications at special events, assist event photographers and write event descriptions
  • Contribute content for e-newsletters, as well as learn the basics of SEO, social media, and Google Analytics
  • At times may be requested to sit in staff meetings to gain a basic understanding of how a publishing company works.



  • Recent graduate or current student (with junior standing)/Journalism or English major
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.5
  • Live in, or near Desoto County with access to reliable transportation
  • Demonstrate ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Friendly with good communication and customer service skills.


Email your resume, cover letter and up to three writing samples to:

editor@desototimestribune.com or call

662-429-6397 ext 247

Please denote date of earliest availability as well as preferred schedule.

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.

Internships, Divine Magazine and Faith-Based Book (4 Total Positions)


LOCATION : Work from Home/Campus  (Magazine based in Bartlett)

CONTACT  Megan Mottley, Publisher

WEB  www.divinemagazineonline.com

DESCRIPTION  Social Media Assistant


Assist in updating new media and website connections for faith-based magazine and book release:

  • Facebook Fan Page
  • Pinterest site
  • Twitter site
  • Blog
  • Official website


Must have impeccable grammar and writing skills. Must be creative, fast-learner and able to handle multiple social media sites. Must be trustworthy candidate capable of handling confidential company information. Hours of availability flexible. At least 10-20 hours per week.


Contact Megan Mottley, Publisher divinemagazine@gmail.com


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