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September 15, 2020

Social Media Marketing Intern at Recover Health Services – Remote

OUR MISSION is to create relationships that make a meaningful difference in people's lives. Do you have a passion for digital marketing and social media?

We are looking for a motivated and results oriented Social Media Marketing Intern to join our team. You will create, share graphic and written content that aligns with Recover Health's mission, philosophy, and guiding principles. The internship is 20 per week, September to May 2020. This position is remote/virtual with flexible hours.

What you will do: • Draft, develop, and implement a social media strategy• Create visual and written content• Engage employees and followers on all social media platforms• Manage the social media calendar and work with team members to meet content deadlines• Support current campaigns and present new campaign ideas• Evaluate analytic tools to improve engagement• Help with graphic design projects including postcards, flyers, handbooks, name badges, photo editing, and brochures as needed. Requirements• Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Communication or related field (prefer Junior or Senior)• Intermediate proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator• Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn• Ability to work on many projects at once• Excellent written and communication skills• Interest in social media analytics• Strong organization skills• Creative thinking and collaboration

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Paid Internship – Disaster Response Training Program


An excellent option for those interested in business, construction, Computer Science/IT, carpentry, building trades, environmental management, emergency services, forestry, disaster response, public administration, social sciences, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, writing/journalism, counseling, human services, recreation, non-profit services, or careers with local, state or federal government and organizations.


Natural Disasters- manage volunteers; managing distribution centers and shelters; preparing and distributing meals; clearing debris; enrolling victims into emergency-assistance databases; mucking and gutting; surveying community assets; distributing educational materials and preparedness kits; implementing disaster-preparedness curricula; GIS mapping for improvements to community emergency response systems

 Disaster Survivor Assistance- Work directly with Americans affected by disaster, manage documents, conduct surveys, or work at a recovery center. Register survivors for assistance in the field, utilize systems to map the areas you and your team will canvas, generate daily crew reports, and carry out status inquiries for survivors already registered.

 Individual Assistance- Coordinate with nonprofits and government agencies to connect disaster survivors to services. Complete case reviews in Transitioning Sheltering Assistance, help with Direct Housing Missions, call applicants and inform them of the assistance appeal process, and assist in staffing Disaster Recovery Centers.

 Logistics- Assist with distribution of supplies to disaster and recovery areas; inventory supplies and manage warehouse storage. Support IT wiring of FEMA facilities, or be there to open and close-out recovery offices.

 Planning & GIS Systems- Plan during a disaster or research, write, and manage information for FEMA Regional Offices and Headquarters. Formulate Incident Action Plans and collect information for other products; work closely with planning teams to formulate Incident Maps and input data for map services and databases; assist while specialists produce incident specific geospatial products.

 Public Assistance- Be there after disaster strikes to conduct damage assessments and input data for official reports. Participate in kickoff meetings and site visits, compile data for project worksheets, and support public assistance closeout for disasters.

Required graduation year - 2016 - 2024

Number of positions available - 50

Requirements - No diploma or degree required.

Training Provided.


The US Government offers excellent paid programs for training and leadership. To find our more, and for program options and application assistance: Apply at

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

 From CNN to The Huffington Post, the world is talking about the innovative movement that is downsizing global poverty. The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. The national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

 The Borgen Project is hiring a Public Relations/Marketing Intern who will work remotely. This public relations intern will be involved in a variety of aspects of marketing and communications.

-Create a branding campaign.

-Conduct an informal focus group and gather feedback for market research.

-Pitch story ideas to print, broadcast and digital media.

-Create and implement a fundraising strategy.

-Plan, market and present at an informational meeting.

-Utilize social media and develop strategies for web-based messaging.

-Assist with The Borgen Project's advocacy efforts.

-Take on assignments as needed.

 Details: This is an unpaid internship, although college credit is available. The internship is 12-hours per week for 12-weeks.

Start Date: New programs begin every month. You choose the month you wish to start.

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The National Society of Leadership and Success Internship

Remote On-Campus Internship - PAID + 3 College Credits

NSLS INTERNSHIP: Legacy & Purpose - an involvement-based leadership development internship that focuses on sharpening academic and professional skills surrounding planning, execution, and community service, all with the goal of leaving a lasting legacy in your college community.

The ideal candidate for this exciting role is an experienced student leader who is PASSIONATE about POSITIVELY impacting the lives of their fellow college students while earning an excellent professional development experience.

 Responsibilities Include:

-Leads the NSLS campus chapter, managing day-to-day chapter operations

-Schedule, organize and facilitate all chapter events in accordance with NSLS standards either online or in-person (if the campus is safely open)

-Communicates and engages with members across all communication channels to ensure excellent member experience and high program completion rates

-Maintains a high standard of NSLS chapter best practices as outlined by the National Office, including the execution of the invitation process and achieving their pillars of success

-Recruits and manages a student Executive Board team

-Registers and/or maintains status as a registered student organization or department-sponsored program.

-Attends NSLS VIRTUAL ONBOARDING training and meets with NSLS National Office team member weekly via video conferencing software for status updates on key deliverables

-Partners with faculty/staff advisors and NSLS National Office team member to grow chapter involvement and membership via NSLS outreach initiatives

-Coordinates activities to help invited university students learn about and accept their invitation into the NSLS. Some of these activities include, but are not limited to, on-campus and virtual events like tabling, orientations, and information sessions

-Meets regularly with students, staff, and faculty to develop a positive awareness of NSLS on the college campus.

Desired skills: Detail Oriented, Communications, Public Speaking, Persuasion, Strong Work Ethic, Leadership, Goal-Oriented, Passionate

Compensation: $1,200-$2,400

Location: Remote                

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USM Launches Contact Tracing App

 “The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) launched a university-wide mobile app this week as an addition to its continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 All USM students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to download the free app in either the Apple or Google Play stores by searching “Everbridge.” The app has multiple features, including a daily symptom checklist, direct links to the Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center for scheduling a COVID-19 test, and contact tracing. University leaders stress that the information within the app is confidential and secure, and its success is contingent on usage.”

 Current USM faculty, staff and students should follow these steps to download and access the app:

  • Search and download “Everbridge” in your phone’s app store (Click here for iPhone and here for Android).
  • Identify USM as your “community” within the app.
  • Enter your USM ID (ex: and password to sign-in.
  • Opt-in to services in which you wish to participate. 

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As you begin classes on campus, remember not to let your guard down.

“We must each take personal responsibility to follow our Community Standards.” Click the link to watch the “Do your Part” video to be reminded of USM’s community standards.


The following are guiding principles for illnesses and screening for campus:

Students and employees should stay home if sick or if a household member is diagnosed with COVID- 19.
All students and employees must be prepared to isolate or quarantine when necessary.
Everyone must be prepared to participate in any case investigation and contact tracing with state, local, or university health officials.
All students and employees must self-monitor health for symptoms of COVID-19 using the self- assessment protocol in this document.
All students and employees should immediately notify close contacts when sick with COVID-19 and to be prepared for future contact tracing.
Note: Close contacts are defined as people you have been within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes within the 48 hours before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.
Employees will be expected to consult with Human Resources regarding COVID-19 related sick leave/time off.
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 Community Responsibility Acknowledgement

Prior to returning to campus, all campus community members must acknowledge:

-The serious nature of COVID-19

-The importance of each individual’s knowledge of the risks presented by the virus

-The need to monitor their own health

-The need to notify appropriate personnel if they are symptomatic and/or exposed and be tested if necessary

Everyone has a personal responsibility to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing, cough/sneeze etiquette, proper tissue usage and disposal, avoidance of touching their face, and respecting others.

 Personal Safety Practices:

-Physical Distancing

-Face Coverings

-Hand Hygiene

-Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene

-Personal Disinfection

-Daily Self-Screen

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Do you still need to get your textbooks?

The University Libraries are offering curbside pickup.

In an effort to continue to provide services safely for the campus and local communities, University Libraries is offering curbside pickup at Cook Library in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach. Faculty, staff, and students are able to request materials online and pick them up without leaving their car.

Patrons will request their materials by logging into Seymour Info, selecting their item, and after clicking request, will choose the pickup location and date. An email notification will be sent when materials are ready for pickup. Upon arrival, patrons will call to have their items delivered to their car.

Cook Library: 601.266.4250

Gulf Coast Library: 228.214.3450

Pickup locations have been identified at each campus. Look for the curbside pickup sign on the west side of Cook Library, on Golden Eagle Avenue, and the parking lot on the south side of the Gulf Coast Library. Your USM identification card is required for pickup.

Materials may be returned by using the outside book drops at each library.

Daily Self-Screening

USM requires all faculty, staff and students to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming onto any University property or going to class.

Daily self-screening questions include:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 48 hours?
  • Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

You must be free of any symptoms before coming on campus for work or school.

If an individual has any of these symptoms and they are not due to a preexisting underlying chronic health condition, do not come to campus. Students should notify their instructors and the Dean of Students Office.

Individuals with concerning symptoms or who have a potential close contact COVID-19 exposure, are encouraged to contact Moffitt Health Center or their primary care provider to discuss their symptoms and schedule an appointment for testing.

While an individual is waiting for test results, one must remain at home or in a residence hall room in self- isolation.

 Temperature Monitoring Kiosks

Temperature monitoring kiosks will be located throughout campus. The kiosks are touchless and portable, which will allow them to be stationed or transportable. The campus community is encouraged to check their temperatures daily in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



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Calling all PRAM members! Please join us in welcoming back our students of PRSSA as they begin a new academic year in not so normal conditions. From August to December, you can serve as a mentor by signing up for our new PenPal program, which has been created to support and encourage our students through virtual communications. Visit to become a PR PenPal mentor today!

Staff Reporter

 The Northside Sun is now accepting resumes for a staff reporter. "The full-time position includes covering general community news plus features. This is an opportunity for challenging work while meeting interesting people and being a part of the award-winning Northside Sun staff."
Send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to

 Digital Communications Associate – Remote


  • Ability to create unique content with clear messaging tailored to each platform/client.
  • Draft and implement social content calendars which work tandem with the client campaign calendar.
  • Develop strategies to grow followers and engagement.
  • Recruit online political influencers and validators and organize them to assist with social media rapid response and messaging for clients.
  • Compile weekly social media reports and track account growth.
  • Utilize tools to measure social content success and establish strategy across all digital platforms/client websites with Mentionlytics, Google Analytics and more.
  • Assist with planning and capturing video and photo content for clients.
  • Assist with drafting e-blasts with Constant Contact and Mailchimp.


  • Ability to take ownership and work with a high degree of autonomy under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of all social media platforms and ability to learn new platforms and programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or Marketing preferred.

About Us:

Political Consulting Firm

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Marketing Assistant for the Cottages of Hattiesburg


Under the supervision of the Community Manager, the Marketing Assistant’s primary responsibility includes interfacing with prospective residents at the community, handling day-to-day issues with current residents, and coordinating the renewals of existing leases. In this position, Marketing Assistants are the community’s most important personnel as they can determine how well a community does in a very competitive marketplace. Specific training for marketing assistants centers on Fair Housing, closing techniques, and overcoming objections. Reports To Community Manager, Assistant Community Manager, and/or Leasing Manager


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Provide excellent service to all residents, prospects and visitors to the community
General office administration to include lease and resident communication management, filing, answering phones, greeting customers, etc. May also be responsible for light cleaning of office, common areas, and model unit(s).
Effectively lease apartments in accordance with budget guidelines
Follow Fair Housing Standards in all dealings with prospects and residents
Conduct outside marketing under the direction of the Assistant Manager and the Community Manager
Coordinate the application review for each lease including credit and income verifications and background checks
Complete lease packets and files for each resident to include the lease, all addendums and other proper documentation and signatures
Ensure the condition of leased apartments prior to move-in, including a final inspection
Follow up with residents throughout their lease terms, promote the annual renewal campaign for the community, manage lease renewals and complete lease documents
Daily Opening and Closing Procedures: Perform a daily marketing inspection, including the check (spruce up) of the model, the condition of the leasing path, and amenities areas. Pick up trash and carry a trash bag and sparkle kit Vacuum and clean clubroom as needed, if not performed by housekeeper Refreshments: Prepare cookies or provide candy, beverages, and coffee each morning. Notify Community Manager when supplies are needed

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED); active enrollment in 2 or 4 year degree program preferred
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Professional and enthusiastic demeanor resulting from sales, leasing, marketing or customer service experience
Able to demonstrate a positive attitude and to enthusiastically and effectively communicate the benefits of the apartment community to prospective students, their parents, and university personnel
Excellent customer service, sales and negotiation skills
Good communication and listening skills
Able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
Able to read and understand lease documents
Able to be an effective team player and interact well with others
Organized and detail-oriented Patient, even-tempered and works well under pressure
Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, legal correspondence, and procedure manuals
Able to write routine reports and correspondence
Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Able to compute rate, ratio, percentage, discounts, and pro-rations
Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Effective time management skills
Able to maintain confidentiality
Able to follow directions from a supervisor
Able to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures
Able to accept constructive criticism
Able to work weekends or overtime as job requires
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word and Excel
Knowledge in Entrata preferred
Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office, sedentary setting or outdoor environment; Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Possible to work long hours and odd schedules (weekends) in order to fulfill job duties.

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Online Communications Tutor is looking to bring on additional Online Communications Tutors for rewarding work that can make a difference in students' lives. We have openings for Business and Organizational, Intercultural and Global, Interpersonal and Small Group, Journalism, Mass Communication, and Public Speaking tutors.

Tutor students from around the world from the comfort of your own home. Our service operates 24/7, which gives our Tutors the flexibility to set your own schedule. Our clients are both public and institutional so Tutors do not need to perform any business development. We bring our clients to you!

 Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Benefits: Flexible Schedule

Location: United States (Required)

Work Location: Fully Remote

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The Cook Book Loan Program assists eligible students with participation in their online courses by providing loaner technology devices (e.g. laptops, tablets, hotspots) for one semester.  The Cook Book program is intended to support students that might not have the resources to secure technology needed to be successful in an online learning environment.  Laptops are limited and issued to eligible students on a first come first served basis.

Cook Book Loan Program Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled full time.
  • Students must have a USM ID to pick up a Cook Book.                                                 

The Cook Book loan period will expire at the end of the current semester.  At that time all technology must be returned to University Libraries. 
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