Editorial internships at U of MD Medical System

4 Aug
One of our recent alums, Hope Gamper ’15, is now employed in the marketing and communications department at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore and is looking for two editorial interns for the fall semester. She’s hoping to do interviews (in person or by phone) next week, so you’ll need to act fast. Hope says:
A good number of our past interns have been English majors/minors and I was offered my job after interning here. This is a great position for someone interested in writing and communications work in the healthcare field.
Here’s a description of the internship–please feel free to contact Hope (ph:410-328-7702; email: hopegamper [at] umm.edu) if you have questions, and contact Dr. Cole if you’re interested in doing the internship for credit (either 1-credit EN 090 or 3-credit EN 099).


Position reports to UMMS Office of Marketing, Communications & Community Health team members and contributes to writing, editing and content development for various communications channels produced and managed by the UMMS Office of Marketing, Communications & Community Health. Our office is responsible for all system-wide communications, including media relations, internal communications, website, video work and more.

The ideal candidate is a college-level junior pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism or a related field. The position is unpaid; however, the editorial intern may receive course credit for the internship (subject to your school’s requirements) and will be hired to work 10-20 hours per week for at least one full semester.

To apply for this exciting opportunity in downtown Baltimore, please e-mail (hopegamper@umm.edu) or fax (410-328-3450) a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and letters of recommendation to Communications Specialist, Hope Gamper. Questions? Call Hope at 410-328-7702.

Principle Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Will rotate in roles/assignments with our various communications teams: Internal communications, media relations, publications, Web site and more. Duties will include creating content, executing various writing and editing assignments, and more
  • May also work with UMMC Communications staff on other related assignments, including providing support for media relations and various events
  • Perform related duties as required


  • Presently pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, English or Journalism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills essential (business writing, editing, presentations, and professional phone demeanor). Health-related writing experience or completed coursework in science classes is a plus.
  • Skilled at web navigation, and capable of using Internet and information sources for research.
  • Solid project management skills and experience. Ability to handle multiple priorities and think independently.
  • Understanding of and experience with communication disciplines such as graphic design, advertising, marketing and public relations.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; HTML experience is a plus.
  • High attention to detail and ability to identify key messages.
  • Willingness to learn.


  • Junior or senior undergraduate (or graduate) student with cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (on 4.0 scale).
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated leadership skills and a wide array of interests/activities.
  • Recommendation by Department Head (of student’s major area of study) and/or two professors.
  • Passing of UMMC’s standard drug screening and background check.

Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Extended time on a PC is required.


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