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Visual Communications/Public Relations Intern

Crossing Place Church is a non-profit organization in Morgan City, LA with the sole purpose of connecting individuals with the message of hope of the Gospel of Jesus. Unlike a business, we do not offer a give and take relationship based on trade. We love our community and are here for the people who call it home with no strings attached. We offer weekly services and midweek services as gatherings to help grow their faith. We offer a variety of small groups to the church and community that reach people based on their needs, schedule, and life season. Some groups are just to make friends and have fun. On the other extreme, some groups are to help those in recovery and life addiction situations. Then are groups for everyone in between – groups for parents, for couples, for students, for men, for women — all with the connecting factor of providing Hope. These weekly meetings do not even touch the other ways we are providing hope – through events like Night to Shine, the Date Night Marriage Conference, Nights of Worship, Back to School Bash for students – to even prayer meetings, our lives are mobilized to be given for someone and something greater than ourselves.
Interns will receive a unique experience of providing their skills while serving a rural area. Excellence isn’t just for big cities, and it takes intentionality to learn and speak the culture of a rural community. It takes creativity and ingenuity to give your best on a lesser budget. Though only serving a parish of 50,000 people, CPC is pushing to be forward thinking and excellent in every avenue in which we connect with those who live here and those joining online.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation of a quarterly booklet for print and digital sharing
  • Contribution to monthly graphics for social media, print, etc.
  • Collaboration opportunities in staff meetings, with the media advisor, with the pastors, etc.
  • Connecting with local businesses for collaboration opportunities such as upcoming community events
  • Opportunity for special projects within the intern’s interests, such as stage design, etc.
  • Opportunity to engage in community event planning

Requirements:

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student or graduate student in Mass Communications
  • Skilled in public relations and visual design
  • Must have taken the Visual Communications class, or an equivalent course
  • Outstanding computer and writing skills
  • Organizational time management and people skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to take initiative
  • Photography experience is a plus

Additional Information:

  • Internship will run May 2021 – July 2021
  • Intern sets their own hours from Sunday through Thursday, minimum of eight to ten hours a week, aside from when in-person is needed for meetings or events
  • Internship is available as a mixture of both in-person for events and meetings and also times for virtual work from home, if desired
  • Students do not have to share the same faith to apply

How to apply:Send a cover letter and resume to kayla@crossingplacechurch.com along with a submission of experience with digital media (booklets, graphics, etc.)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Mass Communication (MACO)

Office Location

102 Talbot Hall

Mailing Address

PO Box 2031, Thibodaux, LA 70310

Phone

985.448.4586
fax: 985.448.4577

Email

Dr. James Stewart, Head

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