Position Available for Marketing Communications Intern at the Alliance Francaise in Minneapolis

The Alliance Francaise de Minneapolis/St. Paul has a position available for a Marketing Communications Intern for their downtown office.

The position is available from January 2 to April 30, 2012 (flexibility may allow a slightly different schedule). The position requires a minimum of 10 hours in the office per week, and may include additional time commitments in the form of volunteering at two events/month as well as attending various committee meetings.

The AF looks for talented college students (or recent graduates) with a marketing background who are eager to enhance their marketing skills while working in the professional office environment of a nonprofit organization. Knowledge of French is preferred but not required. An overall appreciation for the French language and culture is a requisite, as well as strong writing skills.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing and proofreading news releases or other forms of events promotion, maintaining the schedule of news releases, and contributing to the AF’s online presence (See specific requirements of the position below).

If interested, please contact Anne Noonan, the current Marketing Communications Intern, at communications@afmsp.org.

Requirements of the position:
The intern must:
– maintain office hours (10/week minimum) at the AF; any travel or direct interaction at a client location offsite will be counted among office hours
– check email regularly; be prompt with replies
– complete assigned projects
– help to recruit, interview, select, and train his/her successor
– spend at least one 3-hour shift working behind the desk at AFMSP to get to know customers
– attend (volunteer at) at least two AFMSP-sponsored events/month
– measure and document contributions to the AFMSP in order to build one’s own resume, as well as to pass along clear instructions to successor
– dress and behave professionally; he/she is representing the Alliance Francaise
– know your coworkers (get to know other interns and AFMSP office personnel by name)
– inform staff of office hour absence due to personal vacation, events, etc.; report in appropriately when ill and unable to come to the office
– Meetings: inform committee chairs ahead of time which meetings he/she  will attend; be prepared to take notes and, at times, create an agenda
– Collaboration: meet with executive director regularly; meet with programming and other committee chairs regularly; meet after events to conduct an analysis
– Career: be prepared to show your career-building efforts (resume, LinkedIn page) to AFMSP staff

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