NFPA offers paid, virtual internship for a marketing, communications, design project

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Sep 9, 2014

The following are details about an opportunity the NFPA marketing team is offering for a paid, virtual project-based, internship. 

InternshipsPosition: Paid Project Based Internship

Compensation: $550 stipend per intern for a completed project, Maximum of 3 interns per project

Expected Hours to Complete Project: 30-45

Expected Date of Completion: 9-30-14 – 11-30-14

Contact E-mail for Applicants:

Phone: 617-984-7175

Description: This is a paid, project-based internship for marketing/journalism/communications/business students to provide content marketing deliverables for a campaign that will deploy in the fall of 2014.  A maximum team size of 3 students will work collaboratively based on an established marketing persona kit and story arc plan, provided by NFPA. Interns will interview up to 3 NFPA training attendees in person or via SKYPE to gather information and build a story. Interns will receive guidance with an initial conference kickoff call and weekly “check-in” calls until the project is completed.

In order to tell the story, an intern or a team of interns must have a combination of skills including: Video production, web design, strong writing/editing for both print and online, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work independently, and a strong attention to detail. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. It is highly recommended that potential intern candidates find, create and apply for this internship in teams of 2 or 3 people who, collectively, can complete this project in 40-45 days.

Here is a list of deliverables expected to complete this project:

  1. (1) 2-3 minute produced video
  2. (3) 30-second video vignettes
  3. (1) feature article that may appear in our print magazine-–NFPA Journal
  4. (3) blog posts to appear in our e-mail newsletter---NFPA Today
  5. (3) digital banner ads promoting the story
  6. (3) print ready ads to promote the story

This is a great opportunity to gain real world experience while getting paid. Interns will also receive guidance and practical advice from the NFPA marketing team. To apply for this internship send an e-mail to and include a resume (or resumes if applying as a team), a writing sample and three sentences in the body of the e-mail explaining why you’d like to be considered for this internship. If you have a sample of a video you’ve produced, please send a link to that video as well. Good luck!