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Communications and Projects Intern

Simply Strategy is a research services and strategy consulting firm that delivers research-based solutions to its clients by merging focused insight with thoughtful program management. We provide both businesses and non-profits with research services and strategy development to shape programs, brands, advocacy and communications, plus the project management necessary to keep efforts on-target and efficiently moving forward.

Our team is small, nimble, and personally passionate about our clients’ products and programs, which often focus on health and well-being, including in the maternal and child, financial, managed care, and public health fields.

We are seeking candidates for the following: Communications and Projects Intern

Internship Summary

The Communications and Projects Intern will work with our team to design strategies to help inform Simply Strategy’s internal, partner, and client stakeholders. This individual will coordinate communication plans, create social media posts, and work towards successful outcomes – not just completed tasks. The ideal candidate for this position is an emerging professional who is intelligent, motivated, and accountable. Candidates should be eager to learn and take initiative over creative and/or social media efforts. The ideal candidate will have exposure and aptitude in public health and/or social services with an emphasis on communications, marketing, business, and/or psychology. Regardless of educational background, a demonstrated interest and a passion for supporting Simply Strategy in efforts to improving systems and organizations is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing creative direction on social media and marketing initiatives for Simply Strategy and clients including creating social media posting schedules and writing captions for social media posts

  • Collecting and organizing accurate information to develop communication interfacing with partners and vendors

  • Supporting client and partner in behind-the-scenes communication and project coordination

  • Contributing to organizational efficiency in project collaborations and working to enhance internal processes

  • Communication of ongoing schedules and coordination of deadlines

  • Collaboration with external vendors/clients to prepare materials and/or products

Required skillset:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite

  • Experience with Mailchimp or other marketing automation platform

  • Exceptional knowledge of social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

  • Experience with digital, advertising, or other project-related communication

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, written and verbally

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with teams

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and work successfully with all employee levels, regardless of background and perspective

Educational background:

  • Progress toward a degree in public health, healthcare, and/or social work is preferred. Regardless of educational background, a demonstrated interest in communications, marketing, and/or research is needed.

Required qualities:

  • Enthusiasm and creativity in problem solving

  • Flexibility

  • A desire to learn

The Communications and Project Intern position is a part-time, non-exempt position requiring 10-20 hours per week. In addition to joining a team prepared to expose an emerging professional to the workplace, teach workplace norms, and support interpersonal development, the compensation is $15/hour.

Note: we are not able to offer a practicum experience at this time.

Interested applicants may send confidential inquiry and resume to Dorothy Carlin.


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