Seeking Interns!

By Hillary Kawahara| April 4, 2017

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WISH is Seeking Interns!

Do you have an interest in event planning, social media, marketing, photography, or graphic design? Apply to be a WISH intern! Washington Intern Student Housing is currently accepting applications for summer internships. WISH is looking to fill full-time internship positions for Event Planning and Social Media, Sales and Marketing, and Graphic Design and Photography!

About WISH:

WISH is an intern housing and residential life services provider in Washington DC. WISH has hosted students and college groups for over 20 years in furnished, intern-only buildings on a semester basis.

Interns are WISH’s specialty. WISH works with Colleges and Universities to provide Intern housing for individuals or groups, small and large, for the terms needed whether it be fall, spring, summer or all year. Faculty housing, classrooms, conference rooms, and reception room are all available for WISH residents’ needs.In addition, WISH hosts social and networking events to promote professional development.

WISH guests live in one of two areas both of which are Metro accessible to access all parts of the city. The Historic Capitol Hill District locations are within walking distance to Congress and the Supreme Court, Federal Buildings, the Smithsonian, and National Mall. The Woodley Park area is near the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, Embassy Row, the Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle areas.

HOURS: Full Time
HOUSING: WISH will provide housing free of charge.
COMPENSATION: Unpaid Internship. WISH will work with academic advisors and faculty to support college credits.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to WISHresumes@InternsDC.comNow accepting applications for the next semester.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply today. Due to the three terms in which we seek interns our application deadlines are rolling. WISH must make a decision approximately a month before our new term begins.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jean-Marie Leonard at (202) 548-2720 or WISHresumes@InternsDC.com

 

Event Planning and Social Media

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Event Planning:

  • Design social media content, flyers and other marketing material for events
  • Attend and contributes to event planning meetings
  • Manage event budgets, RSVP lists and related schedules
  • Work with staff and volunteers on event day to make the WISH event a success
  • Take photos and videos at events for WISH’s use on social media platforms
  • Complete an event summary report
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and contributors
  • Prepare proposed calendar of events for the next semester

Social Media:

  • Participate in marketing and media meetings, interpret analytics and reports
  • Maintain and grow marketing database
  • Produce marketing materials for email/mail/social media, including SEO, SEM
  • Market to known and new internship coordinators and other clients
  • Provide ideas and feedback for the blog, write new posts
  • Attend events on weeknights or weekends as WISH representative
  • Produce video and photo marketing materials for social media
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Great communication skills and outgoing personality
  • Basic familiarity in planning events
  • Public speaking experience to small groups a plus
  • Experience with basic social media and e-marketing materials
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with basic search engine and social media marketing principles and platforms
  • Experience producing basic social and e-marketing materials in MS Office environment
  • Self-starters a must

Sales and Marketing

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and participate in sales and marketing meetings, interpret analytics and report
  • Attend various events and meetings with WISH staff
  • Design marketing materials
  • Attend events on weeknights or weekends as WISH representative
  • Work with Events & Social Media Interns to manage event budgets, RSVP lists and related schedules
  • Work with staff and volunteers on event day to make the WISH event a success
  • Complete an event summary report
  • Identify potential client and internship opportunities
  • Participate in outreach to government and D.C. based organizations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with interns and internship coordinators
  • Research opportunities and proposals to expand the WISH footprint
  • Other Duties as Assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Great communication skills and outgoing personality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Basic familiarity in planning events
  • Experience with basic social media and marketing materials
  • Familiarity with basic search engine and social media marketing principles and platforms
  • MS Office skill
  • Self-starters a must

 Graphic Design and Photography

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Sales and Marketing team to promote WISH
  • Work with the Intern team to design social media content, flyers and other marketing material
  • Attend events on weeknights or weekends as WISH representative
  • Work with staff and volunteers on event day to make the WISH event a success
  • Take photos and videos at events for WISH’s use in print media and social media platforms
  • Maintain relationships with media vendors and contributor
  • Participate in marketing and media meetings, interpret analytics and report
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Great communication skills and outgoing personality
  • Basic familiarity in planning photo shoots
  • Public speaking experience to small groups a plus
  • Experience with basic social media and e-marketing materials
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong photography and editing skills
  • Familiarity with production of print media
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience producing basic social and e-marketing materials in MS Office environment
  • Self-starters a must
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