Intern Job Title: MARCOM Student Writer Intern
Internship Supervisor Name and Title: Lissa Diaz, Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Purpose:
To assist with the facilitation and coordination of the university communication and promotion efforts through writing, promotion and media relations under deadlines.
Essential Functions:

  • Generate story ideas, conduct interviews and write campus news stories
  • Write press releases
  • Interview students and write testimonials
  • Research and write interesting Bethel facts to be used in the magazine
  • Interview and write stories for alumni and admissions e-newsletters
  • Write for Bethel Magazine print and online editions
  • Assist in any other writing needs
  • Take photos and write captions for Bethel social media


  • To broaden in-house capabilities
  • To maintain an effective working relationship with Bethel employees
  • To communicate upcoming events to MarCom in a timely manner, allowing for input and adjustments for department needs
  • To meet assignment deadlines

Knowledge and Skills:
Experience: Junior or senior (or sophomore who shows exceptional potential) in journalism, public relations, marketing, communication, etc.
Interpersonal Skills:

  • A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact.
  • Work involves personal contact with others and/or can be of a personal or sensitive nature.
  • Transmitting information clearly and accurately.

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent organizational abilities and written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
  • Ability to operate computer equipment and software  including word-processing, spreadsheet, and internal database mainframe for recordkeeping and communication purposes (Microsoft Office preferred).
  • Promoting high morale by contributing a positive attitude.
  • Adaptability: Contributing open-mindedness and willingness to adapt to changes and unexpected situations or deadlines.
  • Dependability and Quality: Contributing quality and dependable work performance with thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Cooperation and Rapport: Cultivating positive relationships between and among the college community and constituencies.
  • Conflict Resolution: Handling conflict in a fair and straightforward manner.
  • Ethical Conduct: Functioning with honesty and integrity regarding job tasks and interpersonal relations based upon the university lifestyle covenant and professional standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and commitment to diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to fully participate in and contribute to the accomplishments of office missions and goals.
  • Self-starter with high achiever attitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.

Equipment and Machines Used: The computer is the primary piece of equipment used. In addition to a telephone, copier, document scanner, fax machine, cellular phone, paper shredder and digital camera are used.
Working Conditions: The physical environment of this position is a typical indoor office environment. Travel by car to attend events for stories or walking across campus is also part of the working environment. Long periods of sitting are often required.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands consist of sitting and operating a computer or phone for extended periods of time from within the office. Outside the office, some short-distance travel to meet with various story contacts may be required. In some cases the physical ability to handle heavy boxes containing print material of up to 25 pounds is needed.
Internal Contacts: Contact with students, faculty and staff
External Contacts: May depend on assignments.
Range of hours per week:
Intern is to work 10 to 12 hours per week for 14 weeks with specific schedule and hours to be coordinated with internship supervisor.  Internship will commence the week of August 23, 2021 and conclude on April 29, 2022, unless internship is limited to one semester.
This job description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
The Bethel University Intern Program is an initiative designed to provide traditional students with practical knowledge through meaningful work experiences. Students participating in these internships will perform research, tasks and projects that complement course work with their majors. Students will participate in two career development workshops, two diversity and inclusion workshops, and a resume coaching session during their first semester in order to continue with the program during their second semester. Employers prefer to see internships on a résumé and desire the skills gained from these experiences. Internships are available within participating Bethel University Departments.
 What is an Internship?
An internship is a mentored work experience with an educational focus tied to the student’s course work within their major. Typically, an internship is available for one or two semesters. They range from 10-12 hours per week for 14 weeks per semester for a maximum of 150 hours. Students must be registered for an internship course in their major to participate. The Bethel University Internship Program is a paid student worker program.
Student Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for an internship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Full-time traditional student in good standing
  2. Student must be registered for an internship course within their major
  3. Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA and not on academic probation
  4. Declared major related to the internship
  5. May be required to possess specific competencies or skills to qualify for internship
  6. Must submit cover letter and resume along with application form

Apply here by May 1, 2021.