Summer Alumni Relations Intern


Cause Areas


Fri May 04, 2018 - Wed Aug 01, 2018


10 W 7th StSt. Paul, MN 55102


Position Summary

The Alumni Relations Intern will design and implement a strategic communication plan to engage Play Team (high school volunteer program) and internship alumni with the desired outcome of forming a lifelong relationship between Minnesota Children’s Museum and alumni. The intern will interact extensively with alumni via print, electronic, and in-person outreach and will be responsible for updating contact information and documenting outreach efforts. Responsibilities may include research and data collection, creating and curating media content, engaging stakeholders on social media, coordinating email appeals and campaigns, and gathering and sharing alumni stories. The intern will have the opportunity to shape the future of alumni engagement within the organization. The ideal candidate will have a proven history of project planning, strategic planning, or program development.

Major Job Accountabilities

This is an estimate of the duties to be included in this internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of Volunteer Services staff.

  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan to engage alumni via print, electronic, and in-person outreach
  • Develop and implement outreach activities
  • Draft media content (examples: blog, newsletter, videos, and feature stories)
  • Research and ideate new ways to engage and reach our target audiences
  • Coordinate data collection and document outreach efforts
  • Coordinate with internal departments and other stakeholders to engage alumni

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Formal education with higher level course work or graduate studies in Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Development or a related field
  2. Experience in project planning, strategic planning, or program development
  3. Excellent interpersonal communication, including ability to communicate clearly and professionally over the phone and via email
  4. Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  5. Ability to take initiative and work independently
  6. Ability to interpret and analyze data
  7. Experience creating or curating media content
  8. Ability to maintain proactive and flexible approach
  9. Prior work, volunteer, or internship experience in communication capacity preferred

Training Provided

  1. Intern Orientation
  2. Assignment Training, ongoing and as needed
  3. Optional free trainings: Ways of Play, Wakanheza


Flexible schedule, Monday-Sunday

Frequency: A minimum of two shifts per week

Applications accepted until position is filled. Submit online application, resume, and cover letter at


  • Recruiting
  • Relationship Building
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Brand Development & Messaging

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 100 hours
  • 10-12 per week

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