Looking for an Internship?
Internships at the USO of North Carolina provide an opportunity for college students to work side-by-side with dedicated nonprofit professionals serving our nation’s men and women in uniform and their families.
Interns are being accepted in the following programs Communications & Marketing; Special Events & Fundraising; Mobile USO of NC Operations; and Administrative Services.
- Be mentored by experienced communications, marketing, events and social service program professionals.
- Participate in the planning, organizing, and scheduling of quality programs, events and activities that support the military and their families in North Carolina.
- Learn to build and maintain a favorable brand/public image for USO of NC, practice event planning and implementation, and develop marketing and communication’s strategies that will promote the USO of NC and its programs, services and activities in the military, business and civilian sectors.
- Interfaces with the military and civilian populations in coordination of event logistics.
- Schedules and supervises volunteers in the delivery and execution of program activities.
- Tracks program participation statistics.
- Contributes to the preparation of promotional pieces, and information packets for various programs, events and activities.
- Sends invitations to events and programs when appropriate and tracks RSVPs in organized fashion.
- Assist in the execution of events from start to finish.
- Maintain inventories of supplies and replenishes as needed, returning supplies to storage when not in use.
- Assists in event set up (i.e. event tables, marketing materials, and aesthetics), some food preparation, serving military personnel and their families during events and filling out all pre/post event paperwork to include event request form and report.
- In an effort to give interns the best possible experience, we strive to tailor interns’ responsibilities to their interests. However, all interns should be prepared to help as needed with projects that deviate from their main area of interest.
Our internships are the perfect opportunity for students interested in marketing, public relations, event planning or communications. Desirable skills include:
- Excellent writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills.
- Polished and professional organizational and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
- Detail oriented, flexible and self motivated individuals who respond well in hectic situations.
- Ability to interact with diverse groups including senior corporate leaders and Department of Defense and military officials.
- Ability to creatively respond to unplanned events; flexibility and willingness to work on various projects as needed.
- Demonstrated proficiency in various computer software programs including Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of the military and understanding their needs a distinct advantage.
- Must have valid drivers license and clear driving record.
- Programs take place on weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
- Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds and stand for 8-10 hours a day.
The Internship Program is for students who will be juniors or seniors at an accredited U.S. college or university. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Internships last a minimum of eight weeks (20 hours per week) and students are welcome to begin at any time. Student must have own transportation.
Internships with USO of NC are unpaid; however, students may apply the internship toward an academic requirement or course credit if permitted by their university or college. USO of NC does not determine the amount of credit a student should receive for the internship, but leaves this decision to the student’s college or university.
About USO of NC:
USO of NC provides morale and recreation type services to more than 220,000 military members and their families across the state of North Carolina. Currently USO of NC programs are carried out at two airport centers (Raleigh Durham International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport), and two troop and family service centers (Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg/Fayetteville), through a USO of NC Mobile Unit which travels the state. Throughout the year many special events are planned and executed with the intent of elevating morale, building a sense of community and helping to ease the burdens of a transient military lifestyle. For more information about the USO of North Carolina, Inc., please visit uso-nc.org.
If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate whether you will be seeking course credit.