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Temporary Marketing & Communications Summer Intern

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The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. It is part of the NC State Universityís campus and offers a unique opportunity for students to study and enjoy this diverse collection of plants. Part of the Arboretumís mission is to provide educational experiences to the general public, students of all ages, and the green industry. The JC Raulston Arboretum maintains a vibrant calendar of programs ranging from free, online programming to weekend symposiums to summer camps for children and youth.

The Marketing and Communications Intern will manage our social media accounts and share all the wonderful things happening in the gardenófrom special events like Moonlight in the Garden and Raulston Blooms!, to childrenís storytimes and summer camps, to a broad range of educational programs, workshops, classes. Our mission is to connect people with plants.

You will create awareness in our neighborhood and community about the arboretum and what we do. Enhance the visitor experience so they are sure to return. Update existing and discover new event listings and community calendars.

Write and publish external communications with our email service provider and other assignments as needed.

This paid summer internship allows students with a flair for creative writing and visual communications the chance to gain valuable on the job experience while working in a beautiful setting.

We are looking for full-time undergraduate students in a 4-year college program, preferably majoring in business administration, communications, marketing or English. Students in horticulture, landscape design, botany or other plant related sciences with excellent communications skills should also apply.

Internship will run from May 15 until August 11, 2023

Is Time Limited


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3 months

Job City & State

Raleigh, NC



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Temporary Marketing & Communications Summer Intern

Work Schedule

32-40 hrs per week, Monday-Friday, some weekends

Other Work/Responsibilities

  • n/a

Minimum Experience/Education

  • Full-time undergraduate student in a 4-year college program, preferably majoring in business administration, communications, marketing or English

Department Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience using Canva, Adobe, or other creative/design development software
  • Experience writing and creating content for various platforms and audiences such as social media, email, website, print publications, press, or community relations
  • Ability to take on new tasks and work independently
  • Strong project management, multitasking, and decision-making skills
  • Follow and complete instructions and work with common safety practices to protect yourself as well as fellow Arboretum staff

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • Photography and videography experience is a plus. Keen eye for photography and experience creating videos for social media
  • Engaging and building relationships on social media
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and creative team player

Required License or Certification

  • Valid driverís license

Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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