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Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church

Communications and Event Planning Intern

Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church


Job Summary

Spring 2024 opportunity to be a part of the Communications and Annual Conference planning teams in a hybrid working environment, with some hours spent in person at the Nashville office located at 304 S. Perimeter Park Drive, 37211 near the Harding Place exit off I-24, south of Nashville 

Job Responsibilities

This internship will provide many hands-on opportunities including:

  • Developing content for electronic and print publications, webpages, and social media posts.
  • Assisting with the creation of webpages, event apps, and evaluation tools for the annual conference.
  • Providing support to the annual conference design team in determining space, food, and hotel needs as well as assisting with registration, workshops, and conference publications.
  • Assisting with video script writing, filming, and post-production processes.
  • Participating in strategic communications planning for important conference events, issues, and concerns.
  • Assisting with media relations prep and response.
  • Drafting weekly email newsletters – pulling together links to articles, events, etc.
  • Attending meetings locally and online with conference leadership and with professional communicators.
  • Other communications and event planning duties as assigned.


  • Prefer candidates with journalism, videography, or public relations background who are currently enrolled juniors, seniors, or Master’s students, or those who have completed a degree within the past year.
  • Candidate must be sympathetic to the Christian faith and purpose of the United Methodist Church. Past or current participation in a congregation of a Christian church is preferred but not required.

Additional Information


  • Part-time (15-20 flexible hours per week) Monday – Friday hours spent online and in-person.
  •  No benefits are provided for this position due to its temporary/seasonal nature.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Amy.Hurd@twkumc.org by January 15, 2024. Brief writing samples and/or video clips will be requested when interviews are scheduled. When applying, please let us know your experience level with the following:

  • Experience with PR writing. Newswriting training.
  • WordPress, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Survey Monkey, or similar platforms.
  • Photography & Videography/editing. Podcast recording/editing.
  • Event/meeting planning.


  • Date Posted: December 20, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 03/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $15/hr
  • Working Hours: Monday-Friday 15 hrs week