Marketing & Public Relations Intern


20 hrs/week
Organization Overview

Since 1906 YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women – all women – will lead to stronger families and communities.  YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services. In addition to our work in the area of family violence, the YWCA also reaches out broadly into the community with offerings for every woman, including a nationally accredited child care and early education center, leadership opportunities for women at all life stages, and opportunities to participate more fully in civic life.
Mission: YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women,
and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
YWCA Utah is an equal employment opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.
Position Summary
As the Marketing & Public Relations Intern, this position will support the work of the Marketing & Communications Manager in fundraising, media relations, design, public relations, and event promotion. As part of the Development team at YWCA Utah, this position will get hands on experience in supporting a fundraising team’s marketing needs to help steward funds for the organization to support our mission-critical programs like domestic violence services, women’s leadership programming, and race equity initiatives. This position is an academic year internship (August 2021 – April 2022). The ideal candidate should be passionate about the mission of the YWCA and eager to learn more about non-profit marketing, particularly in the fields of gender equity, race equity, and social justice. In order to considered for this position, a cover letter must be submitted.
Essential Job Functions

  • Social Media: Assists in social media content curation, monitoring of social channels, and content calendars for YWCA Utah brand channels
  • Media Relations: assists in media list curation, press release drafting, and media mention tracking for YWCA programming
  • Public Relations: Assists in monitoring social media mentions and reviews regarding the YWCA Utah brands/programs
  • Development: Provides support through event & promotional materials for fundraisers, events, and initiatives
  • Design: Creates social media graphics and event materials as assigned to elevate the YWCA brand.
  • Copywriting: drafts copy for YWCA Utah social channels, print materials, emails, and website
  • This position will work closely with the Outreach & Internal Communications Intern in their efforts
  • Other duties as assigned including event support, programming support, and research
Competencies & Essential Skills:
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Thinker: Ability to solve and analyze problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Ability to provide exceptional customer service to supporters, partners, board members and co-workers.  Exceptional communication skills and ability to respond to difficult situations.
  • Time Management: Ability to multitask and work efficiently within close time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
  • Business Knowledge: Ability to master the components of a multi-disciplinary and multi-programmatic organization and partner organizations. Knowledge and understanding of Anti-racism, gender equity and violence against women.
  • Organization: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement and problem solving techniques in the decision-making process.
  • Technology/Tools: Ability to use various computer systems and applications including proficiency in online and electronic communication strategies.
  • Commitment to mission: Demonstrates commitment to YWCA Utah’s mission and philosophy. Actively engages in YWCA Utah’s anti-racism work.
Compliance: Adhere to YWCA Utah’s policies and is committed to act legally and ethically within