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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Job Category:
Education - Training, Advertising - Marketing - PR, Media - Broadcast - Publication
Position type:
Part Time, Temporary, Intern
St. Paul
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Date Posted:
March 05, 2018

Summer Alumni Relations Intern

The Alumni Relations Intern will design and implement a strategic communication plan to engage Play Team (high school volunteer program) and internship alumni with the desired outcome of forming a lifelong relationship between Minnesota Children's Museum and alumni. The intern will interact extensively with alumni via print, electronic, and in-person outreach and will be responsible for updating contact information and documenting outreach efforts. Responsibilities may include research and data collection, creating and curating media content, engaging stakeholders on social media, coordinating email appeals and campaigns, and gathering and sharing alumni stories.

The intern will have the opportunity to shape the future of alumni engagement within the organization. The ideal candidate will have a proven history of project planning, strategic planning, or program development.

Major Job Accountabilities:

This is an estimate of the duties to be included in this internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Volunteer Services staff.

  •  Develop and implement a strategic communications plan to engage alumni via print, electronic, and in-person outreach
  •  Develop and implement outreach activities
  •  Draft media content (examples: blog, newsletter, videos, and feature stories)
  •  Research and ideate new ways to engage and reach our target audiences
  •  Coordinate data collection and document outreach efforts
  •  Coordinate with internal departments and other stakeholders to engage alumni 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Formal education with higher level course work or graduate studies in Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Development or a related field
  2. Experience in project planning, strategic planning, or program development
  3. Excellent interpersonal communication, including ability to communicate clearly and professionally over the phone and via email
  4. Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  5. Ability to take initiative and work independently
  6. Ability to interpret and analyze data
  7. Experience creating or curating media content
  8. Ability to maintain proactive and flexible approach
  9. Prior work, volunteer, or internship experience in communication capacity preferred

Training Provided:

  1. Intern orientation
  2. Assignment Training, ongoing and as needed 
  3. Optional free trainings: The Ways of Play and Wakanheza 

Commitment: May-August 2018. Requires 100 hours during the internship session (10-12 hours per week) .  This is an unpaid internship.

Schedule :

  • Flexible schedule, Monday-Sunday
  • Frequency: A minimum of two shifts per week

                               About Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We are dedicated to providing children with a hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. With locations in St. Paul and Rochester, MCM employs 65 full-time and 65 part-time employees and engages over 1,300 volunteers annually. At MCM our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve and Strive.

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly.

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