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| Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911
Knoxville: (865) 540-1311 Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911

Internships

Internships

Bridge works closely with local colleges and universities to provide unique, culturally-diverse internships to students in a wide range of fields. Although internships are unpaid, positions are competitive, and prospective applicants are encouraged to approach this as you would a job. Internships positions include opportunities in the resettlement program, administrative work, employment program, community development, and orientations for newly arriving families.

Interns gain valuable insight into nonprofit work and refugee resettlement. Internships for Chattanooga are coordinated with the Associate Director, Marina Peshterianu. Internships for Knoxville are coordinated with the Program Manager, Katie Willocks.

Knoxville Internship Opportunities

World Refugee Day Communications Intern

Description

Bridge Refugee Services seeks dynamic students in Knoxville and Chattanooga to assist with communications efforts in each of its offices. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marketing and content development in a nonprofit setting. This is a project-based internship to assist with the planning and implementation of Bridge Refugee Services’ annual World Refugee Day virtual celebration on June 19, 2021. The Communications Intern will work independently and in a team to fulfill initiatives related to World Refugee Day programming and execution. The position is primarily remote, with some in person activities as needed.

Qualifications

  • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Instagram etc.
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)
  • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design, film and video editing
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, good time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well independently, and within a team
  • Commitment to Bridge’s mission
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications a plus but not required

Responsibilities

  • Assist in filming and editing content for World Refugee Day
  • Design event graphics and marketing material for social media
  • Provide input for creative marketing strategies and social media campaigns
  • Create online advertisements as needed
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications

Start Date: Beginning April or May 2021 – end of June

Semester Hours: 10 hours/week, including weekly planning meeting with supervisor(s)

 

Chattanooga Internship Opportunities

World Refugee Day Communications Intern

Description

Bridge Refugee Services seeks dynamic students in Knoxville and Chattanooga to assist with communications efforts in each of its offices. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marketing and content development in a nonprofit setting. This is a project-based internship to assist with the planning and implementation of Bridge Refugee Services’ annual World Refugee Day virtual celebration on June 19, 2021. The Communications Intern will work independently and in a team to fulfill initiatives related to World Refugee Day programming and execution. The position is primarily remote, with some in person activities as needed.

Qualifications

  • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Instagram etc.
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)
  • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design, film and video editing
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, good time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well independently, and within a team
  • Commitment to Bridge’s mission
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications a plus but not require

Responsibilities

  • Assist in filming and editing content for World Refugee Day
  • Design event graphics and marketing material for social media
  • Provide input for creative marketing strategies and social media campaigns
  • Create online advertisements as needed
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications

Start Date: Beginning April or May 2021 – end of June

Semester Hours: 10 hours/week, including weekly planning meeting with supervisor(s)