Job Description

      
 
 

Job Title: Greater Missouri Chapter Winter-Spring Communications Intern 

Location: Preference for St. Louis; would consider Columbia and Springfield MO (TBD on remote vs in-person) 

Part time: 15-20 hours per week 

Salary: Unpaid 

Reports To: Communications Manager 

 

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

 

Position Summary:

The Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is seeking a strong writer, with a creative streak, to generate content for use in media outreach and social media posts. This is an unpaid, part-time position (15- 20 hours per week, with flexibility in schedule) and would be based, preferably in our St. Louis office. However, we will consider strong candidates from the Columbia and Springfield areas as well. The desired start date for the internship is early February; desired end date is mid-May. 

Responsibilities

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop compelling content about chapter client families, volunteers, and Association programs and services 
  • Conduct interviews with caregivers and volunteers and write media pitches and/or 300-500 word stories for submission to local papers
  • Develop creative posts/tweets for use on chapter’s social platforms 
  • Assist with media outreach – sending news releases, pitching, follow-up, etc. 
  • Participate and contribute in team brainstorm sessions 

Qualifications  

  • Strong writer with ability to produce clean, concise, and creative copy
  • Experience with developing content for media pitches, news stories and/or social media posts
  • Basic interview skills  
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Self-starter
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinker  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications 
  • Drivers license 
  • Ability to work remote (if need be, depending on COVID guidelines) 

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

 

 

 
 

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