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frank gathering intern

  • Internship (Paid)
  • Volunteer
  • Gainesville
  • Salary: $500 stipend for most roles
  • Minimum Education Required: N/A
  • Minimum Experience Required: 0-3 Years

Website frank gathering (Center for Public Interest Communications)

frank—the annual gathering for communicators working on the frontline of social change—is seeking interns and volunteers!

All roles are required to work frank gathering February 22-25 in Gainesville. When you’re not working the event, you get to attend for free! Before the gathering, participants can expect to attend one to two meetings per week beginning in October. Including meetings, most roles require a time commitment of 2-4 hours per week. The week of frank and the two weeks leading up to the event are time consuming and will likely require more of your time. For paid positions, students will receive a $500 stipend for their involvement after the frank gathering concludes. Graphic designers are paid $12 hourly (instead of receiving a stipend).

Event Manager (four, paid)
The event managers work closely with the frank planning team to organize all aspects of the gathering. This includes coordinating with event venues, caterers and other vendors, as well as planning special events that take place throughout the gathering.

Speaker Coordinator (two, paid)
The speaker coordinators are responsible for accommodating the various speakers and breakout session leaders invited to share their ideas with the frank audience. This includes inviting these individuals, coordinating their schedules and presentation needs, and working with the event management team to ensure a proper venue is available.

Social Media Team Leader (two, paid)
The social media team leaders are responsible for designing and executing an online strategy to promote the frank gathering and the research prize in public interest communications before, during and after the event. These two individuals will be responsible for working together to guide a small team of volunteers to help execute their plans.

Social Media Team Member (six, unpaid)
Social media team members are responsible for monitoring and posting on frank gathering social media channels at the discretion of the social media team leaders.

Copywriter (one, paid)
The copywriter works with the social media team, graphic designers, and general event team to create compelling language to be included at the event itself, on the website, and throughout the gathering’s various social media channels. Please include a writing sample with your application if applying for this role.

Graphic Designer (two, paid)
The graphic designers create assets for use in both digital and physical form. This includes designing for the frank website and various social channels, as well as for products included at the frank gathering, such as program booklets, signage, attendee gifts, and name tags. Previous design experience is required for this role. Please include previous design work with your application if applying for this role.

Prize Manager (one, unpaid)
The prize manager works directly with the Center for Public Interest Communication Director of Research to recruit for and promote the annual research prize in public interest communications. This involves browsing research related to public interest communications, contacting individuals of interest, and maintaining a spreadsheet of contacts and applicants. This individual additionally assists in coordinating the applicant scoring and review process.

Application Instructions:
Please follow this link to fill out an application. Applications are due October 7. Please direct any questions to Brendan Martin at

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Listing Expires: November 3, 2021
Major(s): Advertising, Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology, Public Relations