Winter/Spring Communications Apprentice: Social Justice and Health Equity Projects
Job Type
Internship
Description

Ready to make an impact — and have the most fun of your career?

Welcome to DH — a public relations, advertising and branding agency committed to making the communities we serve more connected, prosperous, just, safe, healthy and joyous.


We work with a diverse list of organizations across the Northwest and beyond, including clients in health care, consumer brands, government, non-profits and more. Our team  consists of brand strategists, public health experts, social justice advocates, community outreach specialists, public affairs professionals, designers and copywriters — not to mention indie authors, paddle boarders, wood workers, painters and freestyle rappers. Because that part of life is just as important as work.


DH is committed to diversity. We foster a culture of inclusivity and respect, encouraging and supporting employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to our work. Our diverse identities, perspectives and experiences make us better problem-solvers and communicators — making our work more impactful. Culture drives the work we do — and it builds lifelong friendships


We’re committed to making DH a place where people can create the best work of their careers and to make a positive impact on the world. If that sounds like a good fit to you, read on.

Requirements

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

A great opportunity to learn the business, grow your career and work on a range of client accounts and DH initiatives. This position provides support on communications and marketing strategies and tactics for clients ranging from public health outreach to corporate communications. An apprentice works with DH teams on a variety of activities to increase health equity with underserved communities across our state and beyond. They assist with account activities including writing, editing, research, vendor coordination and work closely with DH team members to provide exceptional client/customer service. An awareness of social justice and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) dynamics is important given the range of audiences and communities we support. A basic understanding of integrated communication and digital strategies and tactics is essential. And, attitude is everything!


ESSENTIAL JOB SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Excellent client/customer service skills
  • Proactive communicator, a growth mind-set and lifelong learner
  • Understand and promote health equity, social justice and DEI concepts
  • Experience working with multicultural communities
  • Work well independently and with a team
  • Strong attention to detail, and focus on quality deliverables
  • Excellent communication and team collaboration skills
  • Strong writer, researcher and editor
  • Research, vendor communication, media buy research and general office assistance
  • Answer phones, greet clients and assist team members
  • Basic understanding of integrated communication strategies
  • Database management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e., Power Point, Word, Excel and MS Outlook)
  • Strong administrative skills and basic understanding of office systems (IT, facilities, etc.)
  • Basic understanding and ability to learn digital/social platforms
  • Adheres to industry and professional code of ethics (PRSA)

EXPERIENCE

  • Working toward or recently completed an Associate or Bachelor’s degree, or previous life experience in communications, marketing, public health, social change, advertising, equity and justice studies, cultural studies, journalism, liberal arts/humanities or related field of study
  • Bilingual a plus

You can read about the experience of our Summer 2021 Apprentice, Tyler Bagby, on our blog.


Interested in applying for this position? Please send along your resume and a link to your portfolio or writing samples. If you do not have an online portfolio, please combine your resume and all of your materials into one pdf and attach.

Salary Description
$16-$18 per hour