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MedStar Health—Public relations

MedStar Health seeks communications intern for Spring 2010 semester

The strategic/operational communications department at MedStar Health seeks an intern for the Spring 2010 semester. MedStar Health is a $3.8 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of nine hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. As the area's largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with more than 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

A semester-long internship is available in MedStar’s strategic/operational (internal) communications department. This is a perfect opportunity to gain experience in all areas of communications: writing/editing, intranet, publications, speech-writing, event planning and coordination, outreach, and communication planning. The intern will report to the manager of operational communications. This is an unpaid position.

Requirements – College junior or senior majoring in journalism, business, public affairs, public relations, English, organizational development, healthcare administration, or communications. Good written and oral communication skills. The intern must be flexible, resilient, organized, able to multi-task, assertive, and professional. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint is required. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Hours – 20 to 30 hours per week. Three full business days preferred.

Location – Columbia, MD

To Apply – Submit cover letter, resume and two writing or work samples to:

Kelly Stevens
Operational Communications Dept.
MedStar Health
5565 Sterrett Place, 3rd Floor
Columbia, MD 21044

Email: kelly.stevens@medstar.net
Phone: 410-772-6508
Fax: 410-772-6747