Summer Assistant, Program Communications and Events

Full-Time Temporary
Date Posted: 06/19/2021

Work Dates: June 1 – August 31, 2021 (flexible)

Responsible for supporting program communications and events projects for the Scholarship Programs and Alumni teams. Projects include preparing photos, videos, and written content for video library microsite and virtual events; assisting with building PowerPoint presentations; and supporting other communications, studio, and events activities. This is a virtual position for summer 2021 – training and work will be conducted virtually.




  • Contributes to the production of program communications, media, and virtual events by supporting the Senior Content Strategist and Manager of Scholar Experience.
  • Assists with preparing videos, transcriptions, and caption files for the Foundation’s video library microsite.
  • Assists with coordinating photos, videos, and other session materials in preparation for the virtual Scholars Weekend.
  • Provides support to staff preparing session materials and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Helps draft social media content for Instagram and promotional e-mail communications.
  • Provides technical support for virtual scholar experiences, including the summer internship program, Senior Summit, and Scholars Weekend.
  • Provides technical support during Scholars Weekend (August 5-7), including assisting with preparing speakers, cueing videos, troubleshooting interations via the Pathable event site, and coordinating breakout sessions.
  • Assists with updating the Alumni database, searching for current alumni contact information, and posting content to CookeConnect, the Alumni-Scholar network.
  • Works collaboratively with others to complete projects and goals.
  • Other tasks as assigned.




  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited public or other non-profit college or university.
  • Pursuing a degree in communications, graphic design, cinema, marketing, creative technologies or multimedia journalism is preferred.
  • Great written, verbal, and visual communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience with photo editing and graphic design tools.
  • The ability to solve problems creatively and with good judgement.
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines with quality work.
  • A desire to support an exceptional diverse community of high-achieving, first-generation students with financial need.
  • A strong internet connection is required.
  • This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours for scholarship events.


To apply, submit a resume and cover letter through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Career Center. E-Verify employer. No phone calls please.