Communications Intern


This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring communication majors and social activists! Operation BBQ Relief is a non-profit disaster relief organization that provides hot BBQ meals to those affected by disasters and the first responders helping those communities. In 2017 we were recognized by CNN Heroes as one of the top 10 finalist for Hero of the Year. We are looking to grow our marketing team. College students that have a passion to serve in the non-profit world, are creative and want to use their skills to help tell our story in a unique and creative way are perfect candidates for this position.

This summer internship will run (June-August), requiring approximately 10 hours per week with flexible hours. We would prefer the person be in the Kansas City metro area, but for the right candidate, we will consider virtual. For the right person, this could become a paid position.



  1. Develop a monthly newsletter utilizing Mail Chimp and working with our website designer to present in a clear, dynamic format
  2. Assist in creating social media posts that support the newsletter
  3. Increase newsletter subscribers
  4. Create and send press releases to local venue media outlets
  5. Aid in developing special projects, i.e. short videos, editing materials, emails, etc.
  6. Assist with event participant management for further donations and communication
  7. Other duties as assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must be self-motivated and have the ability to problem solve and to seek out creative solutions independently but also understand that program development requires community effort. A strong writing background is desired and writing samples are required.


Completed at least two years of full¬time studies at a university or equivalent institution toward the completion of a degree in communications, advertising, or similar areas of study. Experience in nonprofit work is desired but not required; however, it is essential to have the understanding that working in the nonprofit world means being flexible and willing to serve in varying capacities.

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Operation BBQ Relief is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.