WAU Student - Internship, Advancement & Alumni

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 08-22-2016


Employment Opportunities


Student Position (Non-Exempt)

Title: Intern

Job Title

Intern Date Available  


Advancement & Alumni Relations Report To Alumni, Director


The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships between Washington Adventist University, its donors, and its alumni. The Advancement and Alumni Relations Intern would assist with these essential public relations, marketing, event planning, and fundraising activities.        
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Explore creative ways to increase the Office’s visibility
  • Conduct relevant research for office projects, alumni, and donors
  • Assist in the creation of an alumni communication plan
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials
  • Draft and proof general correspondence, content for alumni magazine, alumni newsletter, and website.
  • Maintain and expand the Office’s online presence on social media 
  • Schedule and attend meetings and events for alumni
  • Serve as the Office Receptionist
  • Data entry and other administrative duties as needed
  • Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs
  • That you will arrive at the designated times for work dressed appropriately;
  • That you will perform tasks in a timely manner;
  • You will maintain the confidentiality of the information
  • That you will not use it as a place to entertain guest; or use the phone for you private phone calls; or use the office as your personal work space.             


  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated work style with high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and database management
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience with Donor Perfect, or fundraising software, a plus
  • Graphic design and layout skills a plus
Education and/or Experience   
  • Sophomore Student or Higher
  • Business Marketing, Business Administration, Public Relations, Communications, or Journalism Majors
  • Previous Office Experience required
Washington Adventist University is committed to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, race, color, or national origin. The University reserves constitutional and statutory rights as a religious institution and employer to give preference in employment to members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and claims specific exemption from Title IX provisions as set forth in 34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.

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