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Dell Medical School Communications Internship

Dell Medical School, in partnership with the Plan II Honors Program, offers two undergraduate internship opportunities 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 two Plan II interns for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters — one focused on graphic design and another focused on social media / digital content production. 

The Graphic Design Intern and Digital Content 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 candidates 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 communications team seeks individuals that are comfortable with / energized by this environment.

The internship positions are not benefits-eligible, but Dell Med provides a stipend of $1,500 per semester for each intern, for which individuals are expected to work 10 hours each week.  Students 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.

Graphic Design Intern

Job Description
The Graphic Design Intern will produce graphic designs for digital, print, and social media. Learning outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Visual storytelling
  • Typography & layout
  • Design strategy
  • Creating branded resources & templates
  • Managing visual assets 
  • Creative problem solving
  • Creative workflows

The ideal candidate will be capable of producing designs that align with Dell Med brand standards. A strong eye for visual design and organizational skills are required, as is a professional demeanor and high level of confidence. Experience in any or all of the following areas are preferred: 

  • Advertising and/or marketing
  • Graphic Design (layout, typography, etc.)
  • Web, print, and social media design  

Digital Content Intern

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

  • Digital strategy and storytelling
  • Photography and video production
  • 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

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 Craft, 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. Applicants for the graphic design internship are strongly encouraged to submit a design sample(s). Applicants for the digital content internship are encouraged to submit a writing sample(s) and/or samples of video production / social media management.

In order to be considered, all application materials should submitted through the Box Submission widget.

Applications Due: Monday, March 30 by 5:00pm

*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 2019 semester, please plan to discuss this option further with Katie O'Donnell, Plan II Academic Advisor, before applying.

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