Internships in the Community

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Communications Unit Intern

The Arkansas Department of Education Communications Unit is seeking an intern to assist with video, photo, and graphics projects. The Communications Unit is responsible for informing parents, teachers, administrators, legislators, and the general public about ADE programs and services. The unit prepares news releases, photos, videos, presentation materials, fliers, and newsletters; updates the ADE website; manages the agency’s social media accounts; coordinates teacher recognition programs; and oversees the agency’s emergency preparedness program.

Intern Duties:

The person selected for the internship would work with the ADE director of communications, communications manager, photographer/videographer, and webmaster to write copy and develop graphics, video, and photography projects that promote agency services.


The student must be enrolled in an accredited four-year post-secondary education institution and be working on a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a communication-related field. The student must have excellent writing and grammar skills and a working knowledge of Associated Press style, Macintosh platforms, and professional grade camera and lighting equipment. The student also must be proficient in video, photo, and graphics software (Adobe Suite or Final Cut Pro). Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills are required.

More Information:

Information about the ADE Communications Unit is available at

Closing Date:  This position will remain open until filled.

Application:  To apply for this position, submit an application here or email Melissa Johnston at

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Development Intern

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Development Intern will work closely with the Development department assisting with such tasks as fundraising, donor stewardship, volunteers and database management.  While assisting with a wide range of fundraising projects, interns will gain substantial hands-on experience and specific training in many aspects of nonprofit development. Intern will work 15 hours a week. The Arkansas Foodbank offers this internship opportunity for interns during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  This is a non-paid position.

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Update and correct database records
  • Assist with Special Event planning
  • Assist Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator with materials for Volunteers
  • Assist development department by performing miscellaneous administrative activities.
  • Assist with special events and social media
  • Other duties as assigned


1) High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 2) Development interns will be actively enrolled in an University/College


1) Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written format. 2) Ability to problem solve. 3) Ability to operate basic computer software. 4) Ability to lift approximately 20-25 pounds.

CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

APPLICATION:  To apply for this position, submit an application here or email Melissa Johnston at

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UALR Dept. of Applied Communication Internship

Students in the internship course must complete a minimum of 150 internship hours. The student and the internship coordinator will decide how to achieve the required number of hours. In the past, students in our department have completed marketing, event planning, and administrative tasks over the course of their internship hours.

The internship is graded on a credit/no credit basis. The grade for the course is based on the student completing a minimum of 150 hours and completion of the student’s portfolio which contains a reflective journal, video analysis of a presentation/training given by the student, written documents that demonstrate a project completed by the student, and an end of the semester evaluation by the internship supervisor.

Responsibilities of the Internship Supervisor

  • Provide the intern with a minimum of 150 hours of work. The work should focus on the following areas; project management, development of training or instructional programs, a degree of corporate communication (the opportunity to email or interact with other professionals or clients of the organization.)
  • Provide sufficient orientation to the organization along with necessary training needed to be able to work effectively in the organization.
  • Provide networking opportunities with other leaders and/or clients of the organization.
  • Provide assistance when the intern has questions about his or her responsibilities.
  • Provide an end of semester evaluation.
  • When possible, allow the intern to use documents in his or her portfolio.

Responsibilities of the Intern

  • Complete the agreed upon number of hours of the internship according to the agreed upon schedule
  • Communicate in a professional manner and adhere to the behavioral standards of the organization (this includes dress code, communicating work issues, attendance, etc.)
  • Work diligently and independently.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Complete the portfolio requirements.

Responsibilities of the Internship Coordinator

  • Provide the intern with the necessary instruction and coaching to be able to effectively complete the work.
  • Provide an onsite visit at least once during the semester.
  • Address any concerns the intern or Internship Supervisor may have about the internship program.

Closing Date:  This position will remain open until filled.

Application:  To apply for this position, submit an application here or email Melissa Johnston at


Communications & Social Media Intern

Location: College of Pharmacy (COP)

During school term: Spring, Summer, or Fall

Hours: Between Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Credit: This is an unpaid internship. The intern can receive course credit hours by meeting their school’s requirements during the internship.

-Attend weekly COP Communications Committee meeting as needed
-Maintain communications calendar
-Assist in developing content and updating social media and website for COP
-Assist in strengthening COP’s online presence and relationships with online followers
-Assist in developing content for e-newsletters and COP annual report
-Other projects and administrative duties as assigned by supervisor or the COP Communications Committee


-Student pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in communication, marketing, journalism, public relations, or technical writing
-Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, WordPress, basic photo editing, and social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
-Personable, professional, & proactive with strong communication skills both written and verbal

Closing Date:  This position will remain open until filled.

Application:  To apply for this position, submit an application here or email Melissa Johnston at

General Assistant – Volunteer Services & Auxiliary

 UAMS Medical Center Volunteer Department

Position Title: Internship / Volunteer Department—Center for Patients

and Families

Objective: To assist the Department of Volunteer Services in updating resources for the UAMS Family Resource Center

Hours: Varies (8 week internship)

This work environment is one of collaboration, high energy, and mutual support. The atmosphere requires compassion, responsiveness, and high quality in all interactions and activities. Each member of this department is expected to be a team player, self-motivated, and committed to respectful, honest and open communication.


  • Extroverted, mature, positive, service oriented individual
  • Ability to take initiative and be flexible assuming different roles as needed
  • Mental ability to provide emotional support to families under stress
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English; bilingual skills are helpful
  • Knowledge of UAMS campus
  • Can work independently


  • General Volunteer Orientation
  • Hospital safety and standard procedures
  • Specific training in assigned area


  • Works effectively with others
  • Is attentive to patient’s and staff’s needs
  • Has effective communication skills in person and over the phone
  • Knowledge of Hospital safety and standard procedures
  • Is familiar with hospital “codes’
  • Understands infection control
  • Maintains confidentiality


  • Family Resource Center Patient Dashboard Development: The Family Resource Center currently houses 3 computers for patients and families to utilize while at UAMS. Currently these computers are on the clinical desktop dashboard which does not provide easy access to information most needed by patients and families. This position would be responsible for the design and implementation of a Patient & Family Dashboard that would provide quick links to information most needed and frequently asked for by visitors to the center. This dashboard would also be used on the computers located in the Family Room on the 4th floor (ICU). Patient & Family Advisors should play a critical role in the design and implementation of this product. 
  • Current Resource Assessment: This position would be responsible for assessing current resources made available by the Family Resource Center and looking for areas of improvement and researching additional resources that would help serve patients and families. Patient & Family Advisors should play a critical role in this process.

Closing Date:  This position will remain open until filled.

Application:  To apply for this position, submit an application here or email Melissa Johnston at