SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center: Communications Intern

Ongoing Internship – 16-20 hours/week. To begin late April / Early May 2019.


Summary of Position:

This position is primarily responsible for providing assistance with social media content and marketing campaigns including video creation/editing. Additional responsibilities include: website support for SOURCE RW, marketing material creation, establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners, and other tasks/events, as well as technical, marketing, administrative/clerical, and any other assistance to the SOURCE RW Operations Manager and Executive Director. The intern will gain a diverse array of experiences in business marketing, nonprofit management, and communications strategies.

The internship will also provide the student with networking and exposure to business startup developments, business leaders and entrepreneurs, diverse communities, and other community entities of influence, which could be helpful for future career opportunities and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Utilizing the SOURCE RW Communications Plan as a foundation for communications efforts;

        Maintaining and building SOURCE RW social media presence and relationships through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.;

         Developing and editing multimedia videos for social media content/marketing;

         Designing targeted e-mail communications to partners, clients, neighbors, and donors;

         Working with staff to create, edit and manage basic website design, print content, newsletter layout, etc.;

         Performing clerical office tasks including, but not limited to: emailing, answering the phone, greeting clients, checking voicemail, and other internal/external communications;

         Engaging in marketing, fostering partnerships, and attending meetings of interest to support the needs of SOURCE RW;

         Interpreting reports with statistical information that defines and describes the community and their needs;

         Developing and executing recruitment strategies for participants, funders, guest speakers, etc.;

         Serving as a support and photographer during SOURCE courses, events, etc., which may include some evenings and weekends;

         Executing event management for events including creating invitations, catering, reservations, recruiting volunteers, etc.;

         Occasional fundraising and stewardship activities may be required;

         Duties and responsibilities, as deemed appropriate.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

         Current IUPUI student – undergraduate or graduate

         Excellent time-management and organizational skills;

         Communication and social skills;

         Strong social media skills, especially in content creation and management;

         Technical computer skills including: email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases, online platforms, SquareSpace, Hootsuite, basic graphic design skills (InDesign, Photoshop, would be helpful);

         Experience with video creation and editing;

         Proficient in targeted writing, as appropriate for the needs of various audiences;

         Background in marketing, business and/or nonprofit management preferred;

         Ability to multi-task, work independently and with different sizes of groups;

         Adaptability, tolerance for others and the ability to learn new tasks.


Hours and Salary: The Intern will generally work on-site, at the SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center, 2230 W. Michigan Street, 16-20 hours/week. Salary will be $10-$12/hr, depending on skills and experience. The Intern will also be able to attend SOURCE’s offered workshops and series at no cost.

Interested students should send a cover letter and resume:

Elizabeth Davis, Operations Manager for the SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center