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Dell Medical School Communications Internship

Dell Medical School, in partnership with the Plan II Honors Program, offers an undergraduate internship opportunity for Plan II Honors students interested in gaining experience at the intersection of health and health care, academic medicine, and communications.

Internship Overview
The Dell Med Communications Team seeks a Plan II intern for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. The Communications and Marketing Intern will provide support to existing communications projects, and will be encouraged to propose and execute his or her own initiatives as appropriate. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, dependable, responsible, and willing to work both cooperatively and independently. Dell Med is a growing, rapidly-evolving and fast-paced organization, so the ideal intern will be comfortable with and energized by this environment.

The internship position is not a benefits-eligible one, but there is a stipend of $1500 per semester sponsored by Dell Med, for which the intern is expected to work 10 hours each week.  The student must be registered for a minimum of 12* hours of coursework and be able to work in the U.S. without restrictions in order to be eligible for the stipend.  In addition, students may earn academic credit through the internship courses offered by Liberal Arts Career Services.

Job Description
The Communications and Marketing Intern will produce content for social media, websites and other digital and traditional platforms.  Learning outcomes include, but are not limited to:

• Digital storytelling
• Error-free written communication
• Creative problem solving
• Public relations
• Strong digital analytic skills
• Self-leadership
• Flexibility in a fast-paced, start-up environment
• Communications research

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be capable of producing content that reflects the high standards that a complex, public-facing organization requires. Strong writing and organizational skills are required, as is a professional demeanor and high level of confidence. Those with experience in any or all of the following areas are preferred:

• Journalism
• Advertising and/or marketing
• Photography and/or videography (shooting, editing, producing)
• Social media management tools
• Managing platforms for a large organization
• Content management systems, particularly Drupal and/or WordPress
• Web editing and/or HTML
• Spanish language

To Apply
Applicants are required to provide a letter of interest and resume and are strongly encouraged to provide an unofficial transcript and writing sample(s).

In order to be considered, all application materials should be delivered to the Plan II office (CLA 2.102) or through the Box Submission widget.

THE 2017-2018 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION IS CLOSED. Applications are under review and applicants will be notified by May 1.


*Students in their graduating semester may be registered for six (6) hours of coursework. If you believe you will be eligible to take 6 credit hours during the spring 2018 semester, please plan to discuss this option further with Katie O'Donnell, Plan II Academic Advisor, before applying.


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