Communications Intern

POSITION: Communications Intern

TYPE: Unpaid internship

HOURS: Flexible, approx 5 hours/week

DURATION: June – August 2013

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship, but interns will have access to some free entertainment benefits at West Bank entertainment venues.

REPORTS TO: Scott Artley, Communications & Programs Specialist


The Communications Intern will provide valuable assistance and support to the West Bank Business Association. This position’s primary responsibility will be populating district website with local events and assisting with producing the What’s On the West Bank bi-weekly e-newsletter.



  • Input events into the district’s comprehensive online web calendar on by copying information from the online calendars of West Bank venues

  • Assist with drafting the What’s On the West Bank e-newsletters on an online email service (no design experience necessary) every other week

  • With other staff members, participate in continuing and growing a strong social media presence through Facebook, Twitter, and more

  • Assist with special communications and promotional efforts as requested



  • Collaborative working style, able to work independently and remotely

  • Strong reliability and work ethic

  • Must have own computer and regular access to the internet

  • Interest in performing arts, music, or neighborhood engagement a plus



This is an ideal position for a self­-motivated individual interested in acquiring and/or refining online communications skills for creating and implementing district-driven, targeted marketing for one of Minneapolis’ most dynamic commercial corridors.

Truly considered part of the team, your input and opinions will be valued, and you will have access to many of the benefits of the West Bank’s arts and entertainment district. You will walk away with a portfolio of creative materials to showcase your communications skills.


Send a resume and brief cover letter or email cover explaining how you qualified for the position to by Monday, June 3rd at 6pm.


The mission of the West Bank Business Association (WBBA) is to strengthen and celebrate the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood by promoting the area and connections between its residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations. WBBA is dedicated to preserving the neighborhood’s strengths while identifying and helping address the neighborhood’s changing needs bringing positive improvements to all, while serving as a resource for all of the business and commercial property owners on the West Bank.