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CAS is looking for its next communications and marketing interns!
The USF College of Arts and Sciences Communications and Marketing Office is looking for creative communicators who are passionate about USF and the College of Arts and Sciences, and who want to make a lasting contribution to the college through establishing effective communications and marketing initiatives.

If you thrive in a fast-pace environment, love learning new things and are ready to apply your classroom knowledge to the real world, then we encourage you to apply. We accept internship applications throughout the year; however, if you wait too far into the semester there may not be any spots left.

To apply, simply fill out the application form, provide a cover letter and résumé, and submit at least three writing and/or design samples. Send all materials to:

Michele Dye, communications and marketing director
USF College of Arts and Sciences
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR 107
Tampa, FL 33620

Job Description
Job responsibilities: Assist the CAS Communications and Marketing Director with public relations and marketing efforts by writing press releases and feature stories, blogging, creating video messages, tweeting, studying Facebook trends, writing content for the website, archiving photos, editing and having fun while working on these projects. The intern(s) will be responsible for updating the CAS news website using Dreamweaver and Internet administration tools. In addition, the intern(s) will be responsible for recruiting additional photographers, bloggers and news writers.

Requirements: Strong news writing and feature writing skills. Able to multitask and meet deadlines. Excellent proficiency in Associated Press style and grammar. Some experience in desktop publishing software.

Desired skills: Advanced proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver, and QuarkXPress. Knowledge of HTML. Photography and videography skills a plus.

What's in it for you: This job will give you hands-on experience in the areas of communications and marketing. You will be able to add a variety of clips to your portfolio such as press releases, feature stories, photographs, video projects and publications. The assignments you will be working on will allow you to develop relationships with CAS administration, faculty, staff and alumni, providing ample networking opportunities. You will learn more than you ever wanted to know about the printing process, color models and paper. You will further enhance your teamwork skills as well as your interpersonal skills. Best of all, you will be mentored by a communications and marketing professional who has more than 10 years of experience, and who won't make you fetch coffee.

Hours: 15-20 per week
Credit: Yes, subject to department approval
Pay: No, but you can enjoy free cake at the office birthday parties (Who doesn't love cake?)

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