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  • Communications and Events Internship

    Posted: 03/17/2024

     Position Title: Communications and Events Internship

    Position Overview:
    As a Communications and Events Intern, you will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and the Director of Programs and Member Relations. You will contribute to content creation for web platforms, press releases, social media, newsletters, and event communications. Your role will be pivotal in assisting the planning and execution of Chamber events, utilizing your graphic design skills to develop innovative communication solutions that resonate with our community and Chamber members.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and review content for various communication materials including website content, press releases, social media updates, newsletters, and event documentation.
    • Manage and update job listings for members and the community event calendar.
    • Participate in planning, posting, and maintaining the Chamber's social media presence across platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
    • Assist in coordinating Chamber events, including ribbon cuttings and key events, from inception to realization.
    • Utilize graphic design abilities to produce visually captivating content for social media and newsletters, enhancing the Chamber's communication efforts.
    • Provide timely updates and promote upcoming events to Chamber members via email channels.
    • Contribute articles and design graphics for the Chamber’s annual Community Guide and Business Directory.
    • Undertake additional tasks as required to support the Communications Coordinator and Director of Programs and Member Relations.
    Requirements:
    • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a focus on HMT, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English, or a related field.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce clear, informative, and engaging content.
    • Previous experience with graphic design.
    • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively under tight deadlines.
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Canva, and potentially other relevant software applications.
     
    Professional Development Opportunities:
    This internship offers a wealth of opportunities for professional growth in communications, event planning, and public relations. You will expand your practical skills in content creation, graphic design, and social media management while gaining valuable insights into community leadership and collaboration. Participation in Chamber events and initiatives will help you build a strong network of professional contacts and deepen your understanding of community dynamics and development strategies.

    How to Apply:
    Submit your application and portfolio at: http://www.natchitocheschamber.com/form/view/32715

    About The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce:
    The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering a vibrant community through leadership, collaboration, and innovation. Our mission is to champion local businesses, connect the community, and cultivate growth within Natchitoches Parish. Through our commitment to these goals, we aim to sustain and enhance the quality of life for our residents and the flourishing business climate within the Parish.

    The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunities employer.