Communications & Marketing Intern (unpaid for college credit) – 100% remote


Location Eligibility

Open to applicants residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, MI, MN, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA & WA



The COPD Foundation seeks a dynamic Communications Intern to assist marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing in a nonprofit health care setting. The ideal candidate will assist with and develop skills related to writing, digital/social media, analytics, newsletters, graphic design, marketing strategy, advertising, development, education and outreach, and more.




Content Creation:

  • Assist in the development of compelling and engaging content for various platforms, including social media, newsletters, press releases, testimonials, and blogs.
  • Collaborate with the team to create multimedia content, such as graphics, videos, and infographics.


Social Media Development & Management

  • Support the management of the organization's social media accounts, including content scheduling, monitoring, and engagement.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of social media campaigns to raise awareness and drive engagement. 


Public Relations

  • Contribute to the development of press releases, media pitches, and other communication materials.
  • Assist in building and maintaining relationships with media contacts and influencers.


Analytics & Reporting

  • Monitor and analyze the performance of communication and marketing efforts.
  • Provide insights and recommendations for optimizing strategies based on analytics. 



  • Currently enrolled in a college program (junior level and up) with a focus on communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, or a related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional appearance, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Creative mindset with a passion for storytelling and content creation.
  • Firm grasp on social media tools and platforms and familiarity and digital marketing strategies.
  • Proficient in graphic design tools and multimedia content creation.
  • Basic understanding of public relations principles.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Interest in healthcare, nonprofit work, or public health is a plus. 


Learning Outcomes & Benefits

  • Apply the principles of public relations and communication in a non-profit organization.
  • Gain experience in project management.
  • Create materials that can be included in a professional portfolio.
  • Increase knowledge of the health care non-profit sector.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples to


Note: This opportunity is for college credit only.  In this role, you will learn the ins and outs of Communications, Marketing, health care, and the COPD foundation. The COPD intern will work in a part-time unpaid capacity, anticipate 10 hours a week. This internship offers a work from home opportunity with flexible hours.


About Us

The COPD Foundation’s mission is to help millions of people live longer and healthier lives by advancing research, advocacy, and awareness to stop COPD, bronchiectasis, and NTM lung disease. Embracing innovation, we engage, educate, and empower our community through a unique 360-degree approach.