Marketing and Communications Intern, CDC SWEP position
Category : Student Opportunities
This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be current students. This position is located in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library.
Interest in health policy, health communications, social marketing, social media, public health prevention, health disparities, and health equity related careers
The primary purpose of this internship is to provide a “real-life”, innovative learning environment for students to expose interns to basic public health library services, marketing, and communications. The project focus is to provide administrative and program level support for the marketing and communications activities, research, evaluation, principles, and practices in the CDC Library.
Goals and Objectives:
Under the direction of the Sr. Communication Specialist, this intern will work directly with the Marketing and Communication staff in the LSB to contribute to the marketing and communication strategic goals and activities and complete communication and marketing assignments. The scope of the work includes:
· Develop, assess and evaluate marketing and communication strategic activities
· Assist with developing innovative digital media products for both internal and external audiences to promote the Library, including but not limited to:
o Digital media and new media products
o CDC Connect Article (s)
o Intranet Content
o Fact Sheets
o PowerPoint Slides/Presentations
· Liaise with Library Services Staff and units across CDC as needed
· Attend trainings and meetings as assigned
· Complete other duties as assigned
Student Skills and Qualifications
· Stellar performer with positive character and willingness to learn, grow, and contribute
· Ability to manage projects and multiple assignments in fast-paced environment
· Interest in health policy, health communications, social marketing, social media, public health prevention, health disparities, and health equity related careers
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals within CDC and with external
· Ability to use Microsoft Office at high-efficiency and professional environment including SharePoint, virtual reality equipment, innovative technologies
· Ability to use or learn to use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft EndNote
· Ability to learn library systems and databases
· Ability to perform evaluation activities including surveys, focus groups, and outreach activities
· Ability to use or learn to use Adobe Campaign or similar email marketing software
· Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly time-sensitive environment, while ensuring high quality and efficiency.
· Ability to handle multiple projects with varying tasking, short turnaround times, and meet or exceed all deadlines.
· Ability to work as a team as well as independently.
· Ability to take initiative on assignment and projects
· Ability to produce accurate documents and materials with little or no supervision
· Must provide own transportation
· Must pass a background investigation by the CDC security office.
· Complete security awareness and safety skills training
· Meet other qualifications specified by the hosting office
Expectations of intern on project
This position has two focus areas or tracks for students to explore:
1. Content Development and Strategy; Writing and Editing Specialist
a. Explore content writing and development of a strategic mix of content and writing approaches for innovative digital and traditional marketing and communication channels
b. Plan and coordinate writing and editorial services; support the implementation of marketing and communication plan and content strategies
2. Marketing and Communication Product Development and Evaluation; generalist/communication specialist
a. Create, disseminate, evaluate innovative marketing and communications materials and productions
b. Explore content writing and development of a strategic mix of content and writing approaches for innovative digital and traditional marketing and communication channels
There will be four terms:
· Full term: September 2019 – May 2020
· Fall: September 2019 – December 2019
· Spring: January 2020 – May 2020
· Summer: May 2020 – July 2020
Submit resumes via email to the CDC Human Resources Customer Service Helpdesk at HRCS [at] cdc [dot] gov with the subject “SWEP Student Volunteer Program – Marketing and Communications Internship.” Please also include “SWEP Student Volunteer Program – Marketing and Communications Internship” in the body of the email no later than 2 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019. Students selected for interviews will be contacted, and the student(s) selected for participation will be required to complete additional paperwork.
Students must be able at least 16-24 hours a week in the CDC Library Office. The work schedule for this position is flexible.
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Global Communication Center Building 19, First Floor
CDC will provide building access and dedicated workspace in the office for intern to complete work assignments during schedule work days.
Applications are accepted year round. For more information or to apply for this internship, please email Terica Scott at tscott2 [at] cdc [dot] gov or call 404-698-498-6876.