Monday, October 15, 2007

Paid Internship--Danbury Public Schools

I forward this from Maureen Gernert of the WCSU Career Development Center--stipend is $7500...

Hi Brian,
This is the information that was forwarded to me by the Danbury School System person, Denise Gagne. I had asked for more of a job description. What I can tell you is that the biggest project they are working on is the Annual Report which is a writing project but also a marketing piece. They are trying to tell the school system's story. The person would be going out to the principals and gathering information for the report. They are likely to be working on other pieces with the view to marketing the school system to the general public (successes, accomplishments etc.). Someone with excellent writing skills but with a marketing slant or interest would be ideal.
Please share with your professional writing students and they can call me if they have some questions about this ( for background). They should forward their resumes to Denise Gagne (probably e-mail would be best) and identify themselves as students in the graduate professional writing program and were notified through the Career Development Center. I would also ask that they shoot me an e-mail if they apply so I am in the loop and can track the progress on this search.

Thank you for your help!

Maureen Casey Gernert
Director Career Development Center
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 837-8266
Fax: (203) 837-8540
----- Forwarded by Maureen Gernert/CDC/WCSU on 10/10/2007 12:20 PM -----
"Denise Gagne"
10/09/2007 08:34 AM



Good Morning Maureen,
As discussed last week, Danbury Public Schools (DPS) has an immediate need for an intern to perform a wide variety of marketing/public relations type work.
The prospective candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work with multiple projects simultaneously, without direction.
Presuming an October start date, the budgeting stipend for ths position will be $7,500 (through June 30, 2008) - no benefits.
You suggested that 2-3 MFA candidates may be a good fit for this opportunity. Please have their resumes forwarded to me so that I may set up interviews ASAP.
Thank you for your help in this matter. I look forward to working with you.
Denise Gagne
Director of Human Resources
Danbury Public Schools
63 Beaver Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: (203)-797-4705
Fax: (203)-830-6560

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