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Communications Intern

Position located near IUPUI Campus! (position is part of the Community Work-study program at IUPUI) (14 miles from Campus)


This position is limited to IUPUI Student candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account, Student Center, Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.

Pay: $15 hr.

Hours: 15-20 hrs./week

Direct Supervisor: Victoria Musser, Community Development Coordinator

Position Description: The Town of Cumberland is seeking a passionate and creative Communications Intern to play a vital role in supporting transparent communications and place-making efforts for the town of Cumberland. As a Communications Intern, you will be involved in various tasks, including website updates, social media management, and distribution of marketing materials. Your creativity and dedication will contribute to enhancing the town's identity and fostering a sense of belonging among residents.

Job Responsibilities:

1.      Community Identity Campaign:

o  Develop a captivating series of videos showcasing the diverse and inspiring people of Cumberland through interviews.

o  Collect and curate essential information and stories that contribute to the town's place-making efforts, promoting its unique character and history.

2.      Community Directory:

o  Update and maintain a comprehensive community directory featuring the various resources and services available in the town, facilitating easy access to valuable information for residents and visitors alike.

3.      Website Improvements:

o  Collaborate with the team to implement user-friendly adjustments on the town's website, ensuring a seamless and engaging online experience for visitors.

o  Utilize intentional design and effective communication strategies to effectively convey the community's brand and highlight its amenities.

4.      Newsletter Communications:

o  Assist in creating and distributing engaging newsletters, keeping residents informed about town events, initiatives, and opportunities.

5.      Marketing Materials Distribution:

o  Play an active role in distributing marketing materials, such as yard signs and flyers, to promote community events and activities effectively.

6.      Social Media Management:

o  Develop and execute a well-rounded social media plan that highlights the town's events and opportunities.

o  Engage with residents, businesses, and community groups on social platforms to foster a sense of community and belonging.

Preferred Skills & Experiences:

·      Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related fields.

·      Eligible for Federal Work-Study, preferred but not required.

·      Passion for community development, storytelling, and place-making.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·      Proficiency in video editing and content creation for social media platforms.

·      Familiarity with website content management systems is a plus.

·      Creative mindset with an eye for aesthetics and design.

·      Self-motivated, reliable, and able to manage time effectively.

What You Will Learn: Profiles for Undergraduate Success

·      Communication skills such as building relationship and effectively conveying ideas

·      Innovative thinking skills such as creating/designing and confronting challenges

·      Community collaboration skills such as building community and


·      Does not supervise other employees

·      Does not control a budget


Town issued computer and related software – this would include Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. General office equipment such as phone, copy/printer, and fax machine.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, or walk; to use hands to finger, hand, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The typical work environment is an office. The noise level in work environment is usually quiet in an office.

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experiences to Victoria Musser at