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Public Relations and Development Internship

Status: Volunteer/Intern (unpaid)
Hours: 10-20 hours per week anytime M-F between 9 am – 4:30 pm
Reports to: Director of Foundation

Position Overview & Basic Function
The Public Relations and Development intern works closely with the Director of Foundation and other members of the External Affairs team. The Foundation exists to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals and companies interested in supporting St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Strongly preferred: someone currently pursuing or who has obtained a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Fundraising, or a closely related field.

The Foundation oversees fundraising efforts for St. John’s, consisting of

  • The St. John’s Invitational Golf Tournament
  • Individual and Corporate donations
  • Community and Back-to-School Wellness Fair
  • Third Party fundraisers and other events
  • Annual campaigns

The Public Relations and Development intern will

  • Assist with gift acknowledgment, donor database (DonorPerfect) and filing of donations
  • Research and prepare background for individuals, corporations and possible sponsorship/grant applications
  • Assist in sponsorships and in-kind requests (both written and verbal)
  • Research content for and cultivate ideas for email blast content to donors, supporters and the community
  • Coordinate closely with marketing team on social media, collateral and web content regarding fundraising and special events
  • Assist with marketing and logistics of events and fundraising activities


  • Valuable experience in healthcare, non-profit communications, marketing, PR and development
  • Work in a fast-paced, enjoyable work environment with many opportunities to learn and grow
  • “Hands on” ownership of projects, building experience in project management
  • Collaboration and networking with multiple departments and constituents both internal and external
  • Letter of recommendation and potential eligibility for college credit upon completion per request

Desired Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand and actively use social media platforms
  • Demonstrated interest in public relations, marketing and nonprofit management.
  • Efficient and technologically competent
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Professional, consistent, reliable, proactive
  • Must be 18 years or older and have reliable transportation

Application Process
To apply, submit the following to Nancy Leghart at 1)
Resume and cover letter, that includes:

  • The start and end date of the period that you are available to work
  • Your available number of hours per week and preferred schedule
  • A narrative description of your relevant skills and experience
  • Will you be working for credit towards a degree or certification program