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Summer 2019 Marketing Intern

Department: Donor Impact
Location: Phoenix, AZ

What We Do

United, we fight to break the cycle of poverty for kids, their families, and the neighborhoods where they live.

Why United Way

No other organization unites as many people to fight poverty in as many ways. Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is one of the largest and most progressive organizations within the national network of independent United Ways. Seen as a leader in innovation, we do this by creating impact from donors who are transformed by their experience with us and understand the importance of our work.

To learn more about what United Way does, check out Join the United Way Team and Live United

To see what we’re doing locally, check out our 2018 Manifesto

Who We’re Looking For

We’re focused on breaking the cycle of poverty. But we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for people who are:

  • Hand-raisers who are willing to roll up their sleeves, take on new assignments, and juggle many things at once.
  • Game-changers who aren’t afraid of bringing new ideas to the table, looking at things from an outside perspective, and shaking things up.
  • Cycle-Breakers who are passionate about taking a hands-on approach to breaking the cycle of poverty in Maricopa County.

Specifically, the Summer 2019 Marketing Intern will learn the basics of a Marketing department and will train under the Content Manager in the areas of branding and visual and basic storytelling. This intern will serve as a marketing liaison for VSUW’s Arizona State University partnerships. This role is an unpaid internship for an ambitious student with a knack for finding great content and leveraging the power of digital storytelling to learn more about this subject matter at a tax-exempt organization.

What You’ll Do:

This role will have the opportunity to train in the following areas, with training and assistance from the Primary Contact:

  • Reporting on volunteer and community events and ability to capture photo and video for web and social media team
  • Drafting messages and blogs for social media content
  • Finding great event-related content to share across social media channels
  • Actively listening across all social channels and find opportunities for marketing engagement
  • Sourcing and scheduling internal/external experts for interviews as it relates to ending poverty in Maricopa County
  • Organizing data and provide any data requested from Manager
  • Generally supporting a Marketing team
  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need:

  • Currently enrolled at Arizona State University with a degree focus in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Communications, or a related field
  • Demonstrates steps to create a clear marketing or related career path
  • Daily access to personal vehicle
  • Proficiency in capturing photo and video content
  • Excellent customer service with keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and confidence to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Clear, consistent writing voice
  • Organized self-starter; initiative and eager to learn
  • Ability to travel to United Way volunteer events to learn about and engage in gathering engaging content for social media
  • May require evening or weekend hours


  • Intern will learn 15-20 hours per week during semester/term
  • It is the intern’s responsibility to coordinate with their university/college to obtain credit hours
  • At the end of the semester/term, intern will complete an exit survey

This internship might not be the right fit if you:

  • Are uncomfortable meeting and/or talking to new people
  • Are hesitant to innovating current processes
  • Become overwhelmed by fast paced environments
  • Have a hard time making decisions
  • Are uncomfortable with change
  • Like your own permanent desk and space

Posting will remain open until filled.

Referral request: This internship may not be for you, but perhaps you have a friend who would be a perfect fit. Send them this link. Thanks!

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Valley of the Sun United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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