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Marketing/Communications Intern

Harbor House of Louisville

Marketing/Communications Intern
Louisville, KY Internship Unpaid


This is an Unpaid Internship, but the experience you will gain is priceless!



  • Update and maintain Harbor House’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and SnapChat.
  • Manage social media post schedules on HootSuite or related calendar application.
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter.
  • Draft, distribute, and pitch press releases, media alerts, and other stories.
  • Assist with designing flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for major events hosted by Harbor House.
  • Attend Development Team meetings.

Assist with raising community awareness by reaching out to organizations, businesses, donors, and sponsors.

  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.
  • Ensure event information is posted in community, on social media, and online event calendars.
  • Promote other divisions and programs of Harbor House online and in the community.
  • Working event booths selling ducks or promoting other Harbor House events/programs.

Assist with at least one of four MAJOR fundraising events:

  • Feathers & Friends Gala – February
  • The Ken-Ducky Derby – April
  • Lighthouse Breakfast – September
  • Christmas Appreciation Dinner – December


Marketing, Social Media, Media Relations, Communications



  • Currently majoring in Communications, Media Relations, Marketing, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Special Events, Advertising, Brand Marketing, or a related field.
  • Currently enrolled as a part-time or full-time college student.
  • Current sophomore standing or higher.
  • Reliable transportation is a must.
  • Firm grasp and extensive knowledge of managing social media accounts and staying up-to-date with social media trends and new applications.
  • Previous related experience in marketing or communications is a plus.
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred, but not required.
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to assist with MAJOR fundraising events; High energy, flexibility, and enthusiasm is a must!
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for the mission of Harbor House and the participants and families we serve.

Start Date: Will accept TWO interns per semester. Positions open until filled. Accepting part-time or full-time interns year-round.

Hours: Must be able to intern (part-time or full-time) during normal office hours; M-F 8am-5pm. Some nights and weekends may be required (for special events).

About Us

Harbor House is a day program and training facility for adults with disabilities. We serve about 300 individuals with disabilities per year! Our mission is to "empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives." We offer a variety of special programs for our participants including job training, social skills, life skills, gardening, arts and crafts, money management, therapeutic activities, cooking class, and more!

Fun Fact

Harbor House is home to the Ken-DUCKY Derby; one of the largest rubber duck races in the nation! The Ken-DUCKY Derby raises over $200,000 for Harbor House.