Communications Intern Resume Example

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Jimmy Rowland

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Profile

Results-oriented and action-driven individual offering a pro-active approach and extraordinary work ethic. Effective team player who excels at leading other people, working under pressure, and thinking critically.

Education

08/2018 - present, Sociology & History (Bachelor of Arts), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
08/2013 - 07/2015, Social Sciences (Associate of Arts), Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

Work experience

05/2019 - 08/2019, Resident Self-Sufficiency Intern, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Planned and executed a one-day career skills workshop for City of Pittsburgh residents
  • Planned and executed a career and resource fair comprised of more than 40 employers and local resource organisations for City of Pittsburgh residents
08/2018 - 05/2019, Outreach Intern, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Drafted and published weekly “e-blasts” for Rail~Volution! transit conference & PCRG's Annual Community Development Summit
  • Recruited and managed 100+ volunteers for Rail~Volution! conference as part of a 6-person team
07/2017 - 08/2018, AmeriCorps VISTA, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Composed communications and outreach plan that defines methods of outreach and communications and establishes standards for implementation and tracking.
  • Developed an assessment tool to aid VISTAs in Western PA with measuring an organization's current capacity and taking steps to improve organizational capacity.
  • Formulated volunteer recruitment and management processes; defined effective strategies for recruitment, retention, management of volunteers; managed 30+ volunteers for PCRG’s annual summit.
08/2016 - 06/2017, AmeriCorps Member, City Year Miami, Miami, FL
  • Developed lessons in collaboration with partner teacher while leading small intervention groups of 5-8 students to help improve Algebra I skills.
  • Extended Learning Coordinator: Oversaw after-school tutoring for 9th-12th grade students, scheduled afterschool enrichment activities for students.
  • Co-Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator: Created monthly bulletin board displays to encourage social awareness and celebrate diversity within the student body, planned inclusive events for 9th grade students to foster growth, positive behavior, and development of social skills.

Awards

07/2019, Goett Endowed Scholarship, Duquesne University
01/2019, Irma A. Jones Endowed Student Resource Award, Duquesne University

Certificates

11/2016, CPR/First Aid, American Heart Association
02/2019, Driver's license
Position Overview:

Communications Intern

Predominantly, Communications Interns are younger individuals attempting to gain relevant experience to build a future career in a respective field. They are responsible for the provision of support to co-workers and potentially bringing fresh ideas to the table when it comes to communication with their firm’s audiences. Routine tasks include maintenance and monitoring their firm’s media presence and periodical data input and being involved with the management of company social media profiles. Staying on top of current events and industry trends tends to help with almost all areas of the job. Communication and organizational skills, as well as creativity, are all desired personal traits of every Communications Intern.

Company Overview:
Boys and Girls Club of Western PA

BCGA is a US organization of ‘national chapters’ that provides voluntary after-school activities and programs for young people. They serve over 4.7 million youth in over 4,000 facilities throughout America and military installations worldwide. Clubs are led by trained, paid youth development professionals. The organization provides assistance to clubs through marketing and communications, fundraising efforts, government relations, and youth development programs. Anyone who wants to positively form the lives of the next generation of Americans will find that this organization is exquisite for them! Though due to the sheer size of the organization, they could encounter a few hiccups in management and training.

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How to write your own Communications Intern resume?

1. Find a way to make yourself noticed 

Since interns are usually people who have all recently finished schools, it is likely that the crowd with which you will be applying for the position come ‘from the same mold’, as they say. 

It would be beneficial for you to have something that could make you stand out (in a positive way, of course). If you had gone to an especially prestigious educational institution, had gotten awards or achieved noteworthy achievements either during your studies or in your early career, be sure to include it in your resume. You could dedicate it an entirely separate space or include it within your education or work experience sections.

Communications Intern Resume Awards Example

  • "Goett Endowed Scholarship / Duquesne University (07/2019)"

  • "Irma A. Jones Endowed Student Resource Award / Duquesne University (01/2019)"

2. Outline some kind of background in the field

This is really a given with any kind of resume, but it is something that can help significantly if you are applying to be an intern. Young people who have already managed to have some sort of workplace experience are thought of as extremely motivated and somewhat used to professional life.

If you can, make sure that you list what exactly you did in a position that at least resembles a proper work environment. It will definitely show recruiters that you will not have to overcome a steep learning curve during your first couple of days working. It really sets yourself and them for a win-win situation, should they hire you.

Communications Intern Resume Work Experience Example

Outreach Intern / Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (08/2018 – 05/2019)

  • "Drafted and published weekly “e-blasts” for Rail-Volution! transit conference & PCRG’s Annual Community Development Summit."

  • "Recruited and managed 100+ volunteers for Rail-Vollution! Conference as part of a 6-person team."

3. Describe what you do outside of work that could be relevant for the job

Areas like communication require people to be in touch with the ongoing trends around them, in society, so that they are able to engage with people of all walks of life. Those skills are not, however, only practiced in the workplace. The best communications, marketing, and sales employees are ones who follow all of this in their spare time as well.

You could try to indicate that you do as well by giving more of a personal description of your background, not just via the professional aspect. Once again, this is something that can significantly help with becoming noticed by the people reviewing applications for the position.


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