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Communications & Engagement Intern

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
$16 an hour - Part-time, Internship


1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236

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  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Communications & Engagement Intern

Part-time, up to 20 hours/week

$16.00/hour, non-exempt

12-week, temporary position


The Communications & Engagement Department is seeking a Communications & Engagement Intern for Summer 2023: June through August 2023.

Position Description

The intern will work with and support the Communications & Engagement department in the creation, implementation, and analysis of department campaigns including but not limited to: marketing and communication efforts, public programs, and events that promote the historic estate.


  • Assist with the planning and implementation of public programs (varies by season)
  • Creating content for the estate’s blogs and contributing to social media.
  • Supporting department staff with research, fulfillment support, etc.
  • Assist the department with other duties as needed.

Internship Goals

  • Provide training in communications and engagements in support of intern’s academic and professional pursuits.
  • Work closely with regular employees qualified in the intern’s field of study.
  • Direct opportunity to learn about public relations, event planning, development, etc.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Skills & Requirements

  • Current upper-level undergraduate student or recent graduate in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field.
  • Experience helping to organize and facilitate events and programs.
  • Excellent attention to detail, and strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage projects effectively.
  • Ability to function independently as well as on a team.
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Proficient in various software platforms, including Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of best practices for social media management, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Must be motivated to work independently.

Work Schedule, Pay, & Other Information

  • The internship pays $16.00/hour.
  • Work hours will not exceed 20 hours per week; maximum of 240 hours during course of internship. Department hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Work is done on site.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Internship does not include PTO or benefits.

Ford House is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: $16.00 per hour


  • Employee discount


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Grosse Pointe, MI 48236: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location