PAID STUDENT INTERNSHIP
Benefits Eligible: No
Pay: Hourly $10 – $12
Department: Marketing, Communications, and Storytelling
Status: Part-time (20 hrs/wk)
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The Sorenson Impact Center (SIC) at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business envisions a thriving world where all people are valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides decision making. The Center advances global impact through innovation in impact investing and finance, public policy and government spending, and corporate and social sector behavior with organizations across the globe, and utilizes world-class data science, impact storytelling and collaboration as key tools. As part of its mission to train future impact leaders, the Center integrates academic programming and experiential learning into each of its practice areas.To learn more about the Center and apply to the Student program, please visit https://www.sorensonimpact.com/student-program.
The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join the Marketing, Communications, and Storytelling team as a Content Writer student intern. Writing interns work alongside the Communication Director and other teams across the center to write copy for articles, op-eds, posts, descriptive manuals, guides on subjects in the social impact world. Interns play key roles in researching topics, drafting, and editing work for publication. They have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients while building their skills and portfolio. This client-facing work is always changing and new projects start frequently (watch a short YouTube video to learn more about what we do). We look for highly motivated self-starters who fit the criteria below.
- Determine clear and compelling ways to present information for reading comprehension
- Check technical material for consistency and accuracy
- Generate innovative ideas for content and workflow solutions
- Collaborate with subject-matter experts to address specialized topics
- Analyze, develop and update policies, procedures and other documentation as needed
- Review and copyedit content developed by team members
- Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex ideas and information
- Demonstrate a “solutions-oriented” problem solver mentality
- Exercise strong written and verbal communication skills
- Critical thinker with strong analytical skills
- High attention to detail, proactive, and self-motivated
- Meet project deadlines in collaborative team setting
- Work with ambiguous project guidelines and be flexible with intended outcomes
- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Willingness to take on new challenges and build on current skills
The dynamic nature of work means the student experience becomes more valuable with deeper levels of engagement. To facilitate this experience, student interns are expected to commit to working 20 hours per week for a minimum of two semesters (continuation beyond the first semester is dependent upon meeting the appropriate level of performance).
The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities.
* Due to legal restrictions regarding student employment under certain Visa statuses, Sorenson Impact can not guarantee our ability to pay international students. For international students potentially selected, we commit to working with you and your institution to determine our ability to adequately compensate you for your time and energy. Please reach out with any questions.