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As a Communications Team Intern, you work directly with the Communications Director of Childhood Cancer Society. Through this 4 month internship, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team of individuals from across the nation and work directly with our network of professional creators, influencers, and supporters on a national campaign to help us deliver a message of hope, positivity, and adventure. There are mandatory meetings, twice a week over Zoom (Monday - 8:30PM-9:30PM EST & Thursday 7:30PM-8:30PM EST; 8:30PM-9:30PM EST).
These meetings give interns an opportunity to collaborate directly with the leadership of Childhood Cancer Society, as well as a vast network of members within the organization, providing interns real-world communications experience, an opportunity to grow their professional network, all while contributing to the organization’s global awareness campaigns and philanthropic impact.
Adventure Ted is the superhero spokes-bear of the foundation and plays a central role in our communication strategies. Please be sure to take a look at our websites (www.ChildhoodCancerSociety.org & www.AdventureTedWorld.com), as well as our social media accounts to get a better understanding of our communications strategies.
IG & FB pages @AdventureTed.Official & @ChildhoodCancerSociety YouTube: @AdventureTed TV
Adventure Ted’s social media focuses on three different types of content:
ADVENTURE TED CHATS Tommy Head, Founder/CEO of CCS & Creator of Adventure Ted interviews prominent guests about their journey, challenges/pivotal moments they’ve overcome, and how these moments lead them to their calling.
Check out the first episode of Adventure Ted Chats with Ava Kolker here: Adventure Ted Chats | Ava Kolker
THE ADVENTURE TED CHRONICLES Follow Ted and his adventurers Timmy and Ella and his exciting journeys with exciting twists and turns through animation and storytelling. A true adventure tale for the ages!
ADVENTURE TED EXPERIENCES Exciting wish grant productions for families struggling with pediatric cancer.
Under the guidance of CCS’s Communications Director and Project Managers, Interns will participate in the following committees and ongoing projects:
Committee #1: Social Media
1) Social Media will be responsible for post-language requests made by other content creation departments (Art Department, Video, etc.)
2) Regular weekly posts: WarriorWednesday on Childhood Cancer Society account
Feel Good Friday Post on Adventure Ted Account
Committee #2: Weekly Search Parties Monday 6-7 PM ET
These are group events where we identify suitable Guest Speakers and Sponsors for Adventure Ted Chats (see above).
SHARE TO CARE
Share to Care is a campaign designed to raise awareness for Adventure Ted Chats episodes. With more views and engagement, Childhood Cancer Society receives more sponsorship revenue and uses these funds to help families struggling with pediatric cancer. To develop Share to Care across different platforms, we are looking for people who are interested in: Instagram strategy: Adventure Ted Chat trailers are posted on Instagram Reels and full interviews are posted on Youtube. Cross-promoting Instagram and YouTube so audiences can view both pieces of content YouTube strategy: How Childhood Cancer Society can grow its network of influencers/supporters by producing authentic conversations, with prominent guests, who provide meaningful insights for our audience to benefit from and share with others. Twitter strategy: How the Childhood Cancer Society and Adventure Ted Twitter accounts can grow through its various communications campaigns.
Communications Interns will work together with the leadership of Childhood Cancer Society to develop different strategies for increasing engagement and awareness for its campaigns. Once ideas are finalized, they will be implemented into CCS’s campaigns. The results and insights will be discussed together during weekly Communications Department meetings to further refine our communications strategies.
Committee #3: Weekly Research Party 11AM-12PM EST Wednesday
Once a Guest Speaker has been successfully contacted, we will schedule a pre-interview. Once this is scheduled, Communications Team Members will work together to create a report with the following details:
PRE-INTERVIEW ANALYSIS -Answer these 3 questions with 3 sentences: Who is this, what have they been through, and why should our audience care? - Create a short bio of 6 sentences. -Develop 5-10 tentative Questions for our audience to ask.
We are looking for individuals with a exceptional communication skills, a burning interest in social media, a desire to use their skills and interests to make a positive impact, a thirst for content absorption & creation, strong analytical skills, and an interest in working with the team to produce quality collaborations with creators/influencers.
Applicants who wish to do something exceptionally nice for a family battling childhood cancer in their community or network are a plus. Our VIP Disney/Universal Enchanted Theme Park Vacation program is life changing. All words fall short.
At least 2 years of experience in PR Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Expertise in the functionality of all social media platforms. Strong analytical skills. A strong desire to meet and work with content creators.
Childhood Cancer Society (CCS) began with the vision of a 16-year-old high school student who realized that having family around him while he was being evaluated for childhood leukemia created the support that he needed to cope.
There is nothing more powerful than the miracles that result from the love of family, and it is the mission of CCS to see to it that children diagnosed with cancer have the opportunity to experience the benefits that come from this vital support system. A true miracle happens when a child looks up from a hospital bed and feels the comfort of loved ones at their side.
Every child deserves to be surrounded by the special love of family during illness. The reality of the situation is that not every family has the means to do so, especially if medical treatment takes them far away from home. CCS provides funds for medical care, accommodations, and travel expenses to make it possible for families in need to obtain the necessary care for their children and to be with them when out of town hospitalization and treatment is required.
Additionally CCS provides gifts and wish grants to children with pediatric cancer. While children are naturally resilient, we believe that the occasional gift/wish grant provides a positive state of mind and creates the optimal environment for the body to heal. Recipients of this type of support are recommended to us via hospital social workers who keep an eye out for children who are in need of this kindness.
100% of the profits from Childhood Cancer Society are used to help families. CCS is a non-profit organization that is tax exempt under the Federal Income Tax section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Please join us as we bring families together so that the miracle of healing can begin – one precious child at a time!
*We appreciate your support. Don’t forget to include your contribution to us when you file for your taxes!