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UK Equine Communication & Student Relations Intern

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title UK Equine Communication & Student Relations Intern
Requisition Number DU06548
Department Name 81024: UK Equine Programs
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $8.25-$10.00/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Current University of Kentucky student.

Required Related Experience

Experience and knowledge of the Equine Industry is preferred.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Drivers License

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry boxes and booth materials as well as work outside in adverse conditions such as heat.


15-20 hours during remainder of spring semester

32- 40 hours in the summer (possibility of extending into and through next school year after the summer)

Job Summary

Generate, compile, edit, manage and layout content for monthly student newsletter, Wildcat Canter in coordination with Communications Director. Special emphasis on information gathering from clubs and teams and other equine student activities
Write and help distribute press releases
Write profile pieces about program and people
Generate and post to social media accounts
Write stories, cover equine events and take photographs
Help manage social media presence for UK Ag Equine Programs
Help generate content for other projects, including, but not limited to, advertising, other marketing communications (flyers, brochures, etc.) and feature stories
Serve as a representative for UK Ag Equine Programs at equine and agriculture-related events, talking to potential students, alumni and donors
Help manage, create and distribute information via weekly student e-newsletter Tuesday Tidbits.
Help maintain databases including, but not limited to, internship and job opportunities, contacts, news clips, marketing communications imprints, student, alumni
Help organize and take inventory of promotional materials
Help follow news coverage and trending topics for UK Ag Equine Programs via Google Alerts; print and file
Help maintain coverage of UK Ag Equine Programs office phones
Teaching assistance, including, but not limited to copying materials and helping create educational resources
Help create online surveys and assist with data entry
Help create advising and recruitment resources for the undergraduate program
Assist in preparing for a variety of events
Other duties as assigned

Paid internship credit. Pay rate commensurate with experience and year in school
Flexible hours (with prior communication and approval by supervisor)
Workspace (computer and desk)
Compilation of a communications portfolio with relevant marketing communications experience
Gaining practical skills in marketing, journalism and communications
Letters of recommendation
Leadership opportunities
Networking opportunities within the equine industry
Opportunity to be involved in high profile equine events
Gaining experience in public relations and student relations

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Work agreed upon amount of hours each week
Be on time
Complete projects assigned independently and in a timely manner
Attention to detail
Ability to multitask and shift assignments as needed
Good written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with Adobe graphics software (In Design, Photoshop, etc.) a plus
Work well with people
Ability to take initiative
Ability to plan and execute events
Professional in dress and behavior
Good time management skills
Willingness to learn new software programs, editing and writing styles
Be able and willing to work some nights and weekends as requested
Being able to lift and carry boxes and booth materials and work outside in adverse conditions like heat

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Current University of Kentucky student.

Deadline to Apply 03/31/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-03-10 Expires: 2020-04-09

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