Foundation seeking summer 2021 intern

Foundation Summer Internship

The Murray County Medical Center Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic marketing and public relations intern to help us plan events and engage the community to boost the Murray County Medical Center brand. This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in pursuing a career in marketing, public relations communications or hospitality management to gain hands-on experience designing and executing marketing and public relations campaigns. We are looking for poised and charismatic individuals with a strong interest in community engagement, a great eye for detail and eagerness to develop and grow their fundraising, event planning, graphic design and marketing skills. The candidate must be able to wear many hats and be motivated to learn about further the mission of the Murray County Medical Center Foundation. 

Duration: 3 Months (flexible), Anticipated start date of June 1st or earlier

Hours: 8-10 hours/week with time being flexible for the right candidate.

Compensation: $500/month stipend with the possibility of earning academic credit depending on intern's educational institution and academic program requirements.

Department: Marketing

Location: Slayton, MN


  • Preferred applicants are pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Business Administration, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Hospitality Management, or similar. 

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office. 

  • Must have strong writing and verbal communication skills. 

  • Must be familiar with different media platforms. 

  • Must take directions well and be able to provide self-direction when necessary. 

  • Must be a team player. 

  • Must have strong attention to detail. 

  • Must be able to multi-task when necessary and prioritize activities. 

  • Must work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines 

  • Track record of successfully planning and organizing projects.

Examples of Internship Duties:

Marketing Communications

  • Create and execute event promotion plan for new and existing Foundation programs. Research donor lists; Write and build email campaigns; track results.

  • Develop outreach strategy to promote Foundation events to surrounding communities. Build lists. Design and execute direct mail and email campaigns. Make follow-up calls.

  • Identify opportunities for advertising; create content.

Event Planning

  • Write and distribute press and media releases.

  • Create event promotion and distribute accordingly.

  • Coordinate event logistics for Foundation.

  • Pitch fundraising and event efforts to businesses and potential donors.


  • Support Foundation logistics efforts as needed during crunch time. We are a team so if equipment needs to be hauled or packets need to be stuffed, we all pitch in.

To Apply:

Position is open until filled. Email resume, cover letter, 3+ academic or professional references, and any portfolio items (optional) to Please specify in the subject line that your email is regarding the Foundation Internship Program. 

Please email with any additional questions you may have regarding the position.

Murray County Medical Center Foundation and its affiliates are an equal employment opportunity employer; we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.