The Phillips Ambassadors Program seeks 3 Interns for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

The Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program for study abroad in Asia. A program of the Carolina Asia Center (CAC), the Phillips Ambassadors supports undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University in engaging with diverse regions and aspects of Asia. As part of the CAC, the Phillips Ambassadors plays a key role in promoting the university’s global strategy.

Interns report to the Phillips Ambassadors program manager and have opportunities to collaborate with departments and staff across campus who engage in globally-themed work especially as relates to Asia.

Excellent fit for students interested in communications, marketing, public relations and event planning, Asian studies, information science and/or Asia-focused careers and issues.

These positions are offered as S3 level work-study positions (you must have a confirmed work-study award), or as unpaid internships for professional experience. Interns may pursue credit hours in relevant journalism and mass communication and other courses with these internships as their work placements.

Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing (1) which position you are applying for, (2) why you would be the ideal candidate, and (3) why the position is a good fit for you to Janet Walters at janet_walters@unc.edu. Please indicate whether you are interested in an unpaid internship or work-study position (you must already be work-study approved).

Preference given to those who apply before August 10.

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Intern positions available for the 2015-16 academic year:

  • Position # 1: Communications Intern (#5460)
  • Position # 2: Marketing and Events Intern (#5461)
  • Position # 3: Information Science Intern (#5462)

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Position # 1: Communications Intern (#5460)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update content to the Phillips Ambassadors website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In).
  • Assist with the development of brochures, flyers, and other promotional materials associated with the Phillips Ambassadors Program.
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials to reinforce branding of the Phillips Ambassadors Program.
  • Monitor campus and global education media for relevant placement of Phillips Ambassadors in various media, pitch story ideas, and draft press releases.
  • Other tasks as needed (e.g. general office duties, assemble annual advisory board packet, run errands on campus, assist with Phillips Ambassadors events on campus)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skills with social media.
  • Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness, including familiarity with the use of style guides.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word & Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator.

HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Journalism and public relations or marketing experience or coursework.
  • Experience living, studying, or working in Asia is a plus, but not required.
  • Photography skills a plus, but not required.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. A 10-12 hour per week commitment is expected. Occasional nights and weekends are possible but not frequent.

This position begins August 18, 2015 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2016-17 school year.

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Position # 2: Events Intern (#5461)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Intern will play a key role in helping with a range of Phillips Ambassadors events including a fall awards dinner and spring luncheon, visiting guest speakers, photo exhibits, collaborative efforts with Caroline Performing Arts and other campus groups, and alumni gatherings.
  • Assist as needed with event planning, hands-on help during an event, and clean-up.
  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure that events run smoothly and within budget.
  • Monitor campus events and organizations for potential partnerships for outreach and collaborative events.
  • Other tasks as needed (e.g. general office duties, research and systematize events management and vendor information).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Superior attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Demonstrated engagement in campus clubs and activities, or experience working at events on or off campus.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.

HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Public relations, marketing or event planning experience or coursework.
  • Experience living, studying, or working in Asia is a plus, but not required.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. A 10-12 hour per week commitment is expected. This position begins August 18, 2015 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2016-17 school year.

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Position # 3: Information Science Intern (#5462)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Intern will play a key role in helping with a range of computer-based challenges, including creating new systems or methods for students to self-report completed tasks, identifying best practices for uploading and sharing photographs, and analyzing and making recommendations for improvements in how the department captures, stores and accesses documents, photographs, graphics, and information used with some frequency.
  • Evaluate current Phillips Ambassadors website and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Coordinate with campus resources to implement new systems and computer-based recommendations.
  • Train others on how to implement new systems.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant coursework or experience at the School of Information and Library Science.
  • Familiarity and expertise with building online forms and data collection.
  • Familiarity and expertise with Picasa, Flickr, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Evernote and other online file storage sites.

HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience living, studying, or working in Asia is a plus, but not required.
  • Interest in or appreciation of photography.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. A 10-12 hour per week commitment is expected. This position begins August 18, 2015 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2016-17 school year.