Internship Opportunity
Monday, May 16th, 2022 Submission Deadline 

Job Description

 

This position is a paid internship which is a part of the ExxonMobil Internship Program. The Intern must commit to an 8-week internship with a minimum of 35 hours per week and willingness to complete all requirements as outlined by the ExxonMobil Summer Internship Program Guidelines. The Intern will be paid a stipend of $2,750 for those 8 weeks and work at our headquarters, located at 2002 South Wayside Drive in Houston, Texas.

About L.I.F.E. Houston

L.I.F.E. Houston serves as a lifeline for new families by providing infant formula for emergencies and information about infant nutrition. L.I.F.E Houston is the only agency in the Houston-area focused on promoting food security among infants specifically.

 

Other programs provide long-term assistance but might have a waiting period of up to three weeks; in contract, L.I.F.E. Houston provides infant formula within a short time, often on the same day. Food banks and food pantries can provide food to older children and adults, but often do not have a variety of (or even any) infant formula available; however, L.I.F.E. Houston maintains a supply of over 30 varieties of infant formula.  

 

Over the past 31 years, L.I.F.E. Houston has served well over 100,000 families and provided more than 30 million infant feedings through our Food for Babies program. The 2022 ExxonMobil Summer Intern will gain exposure in working in the nonprofit sector and will serve as an extension of staff for this unique Houston-based not-for-profit organization.

Feeding the Baby
Creative Office

About the Internship

This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing and communications in a small nonprofit organization, while working in a casual setting. The L.I.F.E. Houston Marketing and Communications Intern is a professional skills internship that will assist the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing & Communications Committee, and the Executive Director as they implement organizational communications and marketing strategies. The Communications Intern will work both independently and in a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming and events.

 

Internship Responsibilities:

 

The Marketing and Communications Intern will be responsible for supporting marketing and communications efforts via social media, the website, email, print, and other forms of media. Under the supervision of marketing staff and the marketing committee, the Marketing and Communications Intern will be responsible for creating fresh and engaging content for the non-profit’s communication platforms including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and email newsletters. 

 

 

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist in planning, writing and managing e-blasts and e-newsletters.

  • Update organization website using WIX with current events, relevant news, etc.

  • Design event/program fliers, graphics and other marketing material

  • Update and maintain L.I.F.E. Houston’s social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting updates

  • Provide input for creative marketing strategies and social media campaigns

  • Manage editorial and event calendars

  • Create online advertisements as needed

  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications

  • Write content for various audiences

  • Send SMS or email communications to clients, donors, or other stakeholders

  • Evaluate and improve communication channels

  • Assist agency staff with editing, formatting, and proofreading documents

  • Analyze departmental reporting to ensure key and relevant information is presented to management and support

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to communicate with others

  • Comfortable interacting with all types of stakeholders

  • Experience using social media platforms or willingness to learn

  • Demonstrate leadership, organization and time management skills

  • Possess a strong attention to detail

  • Positive attitude, outgoing personality and great telephone “presence”

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel and Word)

  • Strong work ethic, willingness to embrace the mission and vision of the organization 

  • Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy for all records

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Be a currently enrolled, undergraduate student who will be returning to college as a full-time (12 credit hours) sophomore, junior or senior in the fall of 2022 with one year of related, professional experience

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated skill in effectively utilizing Microsoft Office software.

  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including but not limited to: fax machine, telephone, copier, printer and personal computer.

  • Willingness to learn additional software packages as deemed necessary to carry out the functions of the job.

SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO HR@LIFEHOUSTON.ORG 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022