Communications & Development Intern

Under the supervision of the Communications Specialist, the Communications & Development Intern will gain knowledge and experience for how nonprofits are able to use marketing to positively impact the lives of people who are affected by dementia in North Carolina.  The intern will use various tools and platforms to communicate with our constituents, the media, and stakeholders in the community. This internship is ideal for a candidate who has an interest in marketing and non-profits.

  • Assist with the creation of communications materials about the organization and events–press releases, collateral, blog posts, web updates, eblasts, social media posts including Facebook and Twitter
  • Help pitch DA-NC story ideas and build relationships with local media
  • Support DA-NC social networking activities (Facebook, Twitter, blog)
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Marketing & Communications Committee.
  • Providing event information and registration instructions to participants calling the Dementia Alliance office.
  • Assisting with the collection and management of silent and live auction items
  • Providing support to event planning committees and attending events.
  • Assisting with volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Support the execution of fundraising events; including vendor management, development of promotional material, providing ”day of” support, and event close-out activities
  • Administrative support including database updates, mailings, and special projects as needed
  • Conduct research on potential donors and strategic partners
  • Design fundraising materials, assist with the development and deployment of online and print marketing material, including social media campaigns and organization website
  • Research skills, including the ability to analyze and effectively summarize information

Required and Preferred Skills:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program studying Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or Public Health with an interest in non-profits
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve
  • Strong communication skills, including writing and presentation experience.
  • Fluent English required, Spanish fluency a plus
  • Graphic design experience a plus

Ideal candidate would be able to commit to the 2019-2020 school year (Fall and Spring Semesters).

Approximately 12-20 hours/week is expected.  Schedule is flexible and will be determined at start of internship.  Some nights and/or weekends may occasionally be required.

All qualified intern applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to by August 30, 2019. Use the Subject line “Internship”