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Communications and Membership Internship

What is the goal of the internship for students?

The internship provides a training opportunity for students to integrate and apply their communications coursework in a “real world” environment. The experience allows students to learn from professionals in the field and ultimately develop practical skills and personal confidence as a communications and membership program practitioner. For students new to the field of communications, the internship serves as an important first step in their career. For students with prior work experience, the internship provides the opportunity to hone and share their skills or gain a new area of expertise.

Essential Training Function:
• Learn and assist in the development and execution of the Council’s Membership program;
• Research and develop a procedure manual in conjunction with the supervisor;
• Assist in the development, training and implementation of a membership database;
• Help to coordinate Council Web 2.0 activities to promote membership; including Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, Flicker, RSS feed, and Google+;
• Communicate with vendors and internal staff;
• Embed flash / clips into presentations;
• Research advertising and outreach opportunities;
• Assist current Mass. Council staff on discreet and ongoing programs such as, but not limited to: Helpline and associated programs, mail list, e-files, material distribution, public awareness activities, and administrative support;
• An opportunity to attend and represent the Mass. Council in community meetings, conference exhibit tables, and other public settings;
• Communicate new ideas that arise through project work to a supervisor;

Requirements: Best for students working toward completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree. Understanding of the addictions intervention and treatment field desirable.

Hours: The estimated number of hours would be between 18-20 hours per week. The time-frame could fit within that of the fall/spring/summer semester.

For those interested, please email Krystle Kelly, Director of Development and Communications at with a resume and cover letter which should include the following:

A. The request for an internship
B. The semester(s) the internship will take place (ie. Summer 2015; Fall, 2015; Spring, 2016)
C. Student’s class standing (if known)
D. Number of credits proposed for internship (normally three to four)
E. Student’s rationale as to how and why this specific internship will be a valid educational experience for the student
F. Student’s name, student number, address and telephone number, emergency contact name and telephone number

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is regularly required to sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The intern must regularly life and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an intern encounters while performing the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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