Internships

If you have any Kansas City area internships you would like to post on this blog, send an email to markvanbaale@gmail.comOn average, we try to keep postings up at least 45-60 days. We check all listings once or twice a week to make sure they are still valid. In addition, new jobs are added every day or every other day. Thank you for reading and good luck in your job search!

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Communications Internship (Summer 2018) with Garmin (Posted December 13)

  • Assist in video production, editing, music, motion graphics, and photography.
    Assist production team as needs arise.
  • Comply with all corporate and departmental procedures.
  • Represent Garmin at industry and professional meetings and conferences.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of the intricacies of production.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates exceptional writing skills and knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines.
  • Proficiency in word processing and database programs and edit or motion graphic software a plus.
  • Candidates with experience in/enthusiasm for navigation, consumer electronics, wireless, fitness, and/or automotive electronics is preferred.
  • Pursing a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English, or another related major.

More Details and to Apply

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Graphic Design Internship with Commerce Bank (Posted December 11)

  • Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas.
  • Producing attractive and effective designs for all media.
  • Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback.
  • Liaising effectively with clients and other team members.
  • Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects.
  • Good knowledge of the following tools is required: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.
  • AfterEffects experience would be a plus.
  • Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Major in Graphic Design or Graphic Communications.

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Development Internship with Horizon Academy (Posted December 11)

  • Research, write, and submit follow-ups for grants, with guidance from the Development Director.
  • Maintain constituent database and learn how to run reports necessary for fundraising.
  • Join Development Director on donor meetings to learn how to build donor relationships.
  • Assist with fundraising events as needed, which may include soliciting or picking up auction items, following up with sponsors, and/or organizing volunteers.
  • Help with mailings as needed, including running mailing lists of donors.
  • Demonstrated interest in development or nonprofit management.
  • High level of skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Responsible, organized and able to meet critical deadlines.
  • Go-getter attitude with the ability to work independently once provided with direction.
  • Availability to work non-traditional hours (nights and weekends) on occasion.

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Social Media Marketing Internship with High School Esports League LLC (Posted December 11)

  • Coordinate posts for client social media platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and other relevant platforms.
  • Think creatively to curate and develop content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on client sites, and encourages audience participation.
  • Research and identify engaging content that is brand relevant and consumer engaging.
  • Create and coordinate dynamic written, visual, and video content.
  • Propose new ideas and concepts for social media content.
  • Work with marketing and social media team members to develop, coordinate and oversee social media / digital ad campaigns.
  • Use timelines and scheduling software to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analyzing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize visits.
  • Assist creative team with large projects, events, and community management.
  • Assist creative team with file management, communication and scheduling.
  • Excellent writing & proofreading skills.
  • Experience in topical research and brand management.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.

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Community Manager Internship (Spring 2018) with Woodruff agency (Posted December 5)

  • Writing social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Scheduling posts natively and via third-party platforms.
  • Monitoring and moderating social platforms (and answering frequently asked questions with aplomb).
  • Obtaining and organizing user-generated content to repurpose on social channels (hashtags and regrams and fan photos, oh my!).
  • Ongoing issues management tasks, such as documenting mentions on social media and key review sites.
  • Uploading blog posts to WordPress.
  • Possess a forward-thinking attitude and an enthusiasm for growing yourself and your clients.
  • Must be comfortable with all the major social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – and have experience with each in some capacity beyond personal usage (i.e., previous internship or professional experience, running social for a campus organization or a nonprofit, etc.).

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Internships with Kansas City Royals (Posted December 4)

Royals Authentics Internship

Graphic Design Internship

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Marketing Internship (Spring 2018) with Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri (Posted November 29)

  • Assist the Brand Team in communicating the Girl Scout story through print, electronic communications and relationship building.
  • Help develop written content and graphic elements for newsletters, blog posts, promotional videos, social media posts, etc.
  • Provide logistical support for special events.
  • Demonstrated interest in marketing, youth/girl development or nonprofit management.
  • Photography and video production experience a plus.
  • High level of skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Responsible, organized and able to meet critical deadlines.
  • Go-getter mindset with the ability to work independently once provided with direction.
  • Mission-driven and enjoys working with children, teens and adults.
  • Availability to work non-traditional hours (nights and weekends).
  • Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Nonprofit Leadership or related degree-seeking students preferred.

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Internships with VML (Posted November 19)

Intern – Channel Manager, Social Strategy

Intern – Channel Manager, Media

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Public Relations/Social Media Internship with Burns & McDonnell (Posted November 17)

  • Assists in the preparation of information and materials for submittals, presentations and proposals.
  • Maintains photographic, proposal, and firm credential files.
  • Participates in development of brochure materials, web content development, social media, and public relations efforts. 
  • Assists in the coordination of, and participates in, special events, public meetings and conferences.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.    
  • Involvement on campus or in the community.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.  
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. 
  • Database management experience a plus.
  • Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications with at least 2 years of post-secondary education.
  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience is a plus.

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Brand and Communications Internship (Summer 2018) with Lockton (Posted November 17)

  • Write news releases.
  • Research and write client success stories.
  • Report and write for the internal newsletter.
  • Develop web content and craft social media posts.
  • Prepare business presentations.
  • Assist with Lockton’s 2018 report, and perform an array of professional duties that help Lockton win and keep clients. 
  • Majoring in Journalism (Strategic Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, or News), Marketing, or a similar degree.  

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Social Media and Public Relations Internship (Spring 2018) with Page Communications (Posted November 17)

  • Create posts and manage Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for multiple clients.
  • Create email newsletters.
  • Design basic graphics for social media and newsletters.
  • Write press releases and advisories.
  • Must be familiar with AP style. 
  • Social media experience is strongly preferred.

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Parks and Recreation Internship (Spring 2018) with City of Olathe, KS (Posted November 17)

  • Assists in the planning, organization and implementation of a wide variety of special projects and activities within the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Maintains positive public relations with all participants and staff.
  • Assists in the departmental tasks including report writing and record keeping.
  • Attend departmental meetings.
  • Complete special projects assigned by the Director and/or his designee
  • Work primarily follows a routine daily schedule with attendance at weekend and evening events
  • Completion of one departmental project.
  • Must possess proficiency in Microsoft Office, graphic design programs and various web browsers.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Actively pursuing a degree in recreation, communications, public relations, marketing or related field.

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Mentorships (Summer 2018) with Barkley (Posted November 11)

Applications due by December 15.

Social Media

Strategy

Public Relations

Creative

Design

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Communications Internship with AARP Missouri (Posted November 3)

The Missouri state office of AARP is looking for a spring intern to work at least 12 hours per week at their Kansas City office.

  • Producing dynamic videos for publication on various forums.
  • Calling the media.
  • Shooting video / taking photo at events.
  • Updating webpages and social media accounts.
  • Writing regional stories for the AARP Bulletin.
  • Answering the phones.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered undergraduate juniors or seniors.

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Account Internship with Wellington (Posted October 16)

  • Contribute to the concept development and logistics for meetings, incentives, special events and marketing campaigns.
  • Execute event logistics including booking air and ground transportation, attendee communication, décor, entertainment, online registration, and more.
  • Attend one networking event a month.
  • Attend and take active role in staff and account coordinator meetings.
  • Provide daily support for current programs, proposals and events.
  • Manage event database including proofing and data entry.
  • Assist in the sales and proposal process through research via Internet, phone, and industry publications.
  • Proof read materials and cross check reports.
  • Edit website, marketing and communication materials.
  • Manage attendee communication and registration (hotline, email, mailings).
  • Perform administrative tasks such as errands, printing, collating, binding, office organization and inventory management.
  • Travel approximately 20 percent of the year – long days/light lifting.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel and Word proficiency required, InDesign desirable).
  • Current college student (junior or senior status preferred) or recent graduate.
  • Experience in event planning, PR, Advertising or like field is a desirable.

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