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Marketing Intern

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Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number HS365P
Quick Link for Posting
Working Title Marketing Intern
Department Alumni Office
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, as well as 12 official holidays and a choice of retirement programs.

About the College/Department

The Arkansas Alumni Association, Inc. is part of the Division of University Advancement. Its mission is to connect and serve the University of Arkansas family. While the Association works with alumni throughout the work, it also has a student component – the Student Alumni Association.

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Job Type Hourly/Student
Summary of Job Duties

The AAA believes that the marketing intern will aid the staff in furthering the goals and objectives of membership program, the association and university advancement by supporting the membership, marketing and communications department in effectively recruiting and cultivating alumni & friends while gaining valuable relevant experience.

Duties will include:

  • Assist with special marketing and membership projects, such as mailings
  • Research social media trends and provide feedback to help boost engagement on AAA platforms
  • Assist with Perks benefit program utilizing benchmark institutions
  • Maintain an archive of membership marketing collateral
  • Handle confidential information

The student will obtain an understanding of alumni relations and higher education, while acquiring a portfolio of marketing collateral, and interacting with alumni, fellow students, university faculty & staff, and community leaders. The student is expected to demonstrate sound judgment, discretion, tact, and strong written and verbal communication skills.


The student will gain an understanding of potential career paths in alumni relations, internet marketing, social media and public relations, while acquiring respectable portfolio samples and interacting with alumni, friends and students. This position provides the student with the opportunity to work independently, creatively and collaboratively to obtain experience in self-management, responsible decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, task follow-through, relationship building and professional-level job expectations.


The marketing intern will receive frequent, high-quality supervision and interaction with professional staff members to such an extent as to foster the acquisition of a general overview of and specific skills in a broad range of university careers, including jobs in alumni relations, communications, marketing or public relations. In turn, as a future alumnus, the student provides an invaluable link with and insight into the Arkansas Alumni Association’s primary constituency: its alumni.

The marketing intern will be provided with ongoing informal feedback.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Sophomore Class standing in a marketing, communications, journalism, or advertising/public relations major and a desire to pursue a career in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or alumni relations
  • Excellent verbal communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Experience with online content and social media
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Able to be dependable and punctual
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to work well independently
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule 10 hours week - see supervisor for schedule
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus – Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House
Benefits Eligible No
Appointment Percent 0
Salary/Hourly Range $9.25
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 10/21/2017
Open Until Filled
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for hourly postings)
Recruitment Contact Information

Eunice M. Alberson
ADMN 410 – B
Fayetteville, AR 72701

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Campus?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Are you at least in sophomore class standing in a marketing, communications, journalism, or advertising/public relations major and a desire to pursue a career in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or alumni relations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is your major at the University of Arkansas?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your level of experience with online content and social media?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents