Community Health Centers: Communications Development Intern


Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc. (CHCA), Arkansas’ Primary Care Association, is seeking a qualified student intern to assist with ongoing Communications/PR tasks and projects.

According to its website, “Community Health Centers of Arkansas . . . is a non-profit organization which serves as the ‘Voice’ for Arkansas’ network of Community Health Centers."

This internship provides the opportunity to put writing skills to use in both traditional and contemporary communication media.

Specific job duties Include:

  • Help write press releases, media advisories, newsletter articles, and website content
  • Interview patients, staff members, and/or board members  as necessary to develop an article
  • Shoot photos and/or video using digital camera
  • Update website and social media sites as directed by Communications Coordinator
  • Other special projects as assigned

Work Schedule

The work schedule is flexible. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week.

  • Pursuing a degree in Journalism, Rhetoric, Writing, English, or Speech Communication
  • Great communication skills, professional attitude, and ability to multi-task
  • High competency in written communications and editing
  • Experience writing articles for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, or web sites preferred
  • Experience with online communications, such as blogging and social media, preferred

Application Process and Deadlines

To apply, submit an application package that includes:

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for this internship in publishing and editing.
  • Two writing or editing samples
  • The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references who know your writing, design, and/or editing abilities well.

Applicants are required to submit their application materials to Dr. Kyle Mattson, Internship Coordinator, for review.
Internship Credit

Students may earn up to three hours of elective credit for the successful completion of this internship.

To be eligible for internship credit, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.25 in their degree program. In addition, applicants must have completed at least nine hours of writing courses at the 3000-level.

Enrollment in WRTG 4385 requires approval by Dr. Kyle Mattson, Internship Coordinator.
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