Are you passionate about promoting and showcasing the best food producers that Dorset has to offer? Dorset Food & Arts Festival is currently recruiting for the following internships:

Communications/events management Intern
We are seeking a motivated intern to support our communication’s activities leading up to this year’s event. You will work directly with the communications team to shout about our little festival.
This internship would be suitable for an individual who is interesting in communications and wants to gain experience of the food events industry within a supportive working environment.
Although we are unable to pay you for your time, we are sure that you will find this a rewarding experience.

Days: 8 hours a week (rising on the week of the festival)
Start date: Summer 2017
End date: ongoing
Reporting to: Communications Team

Job Description

To work closely with communications team on implementation of Festival communications activities
To draft relevant copy as needed for communications across website, newsletters and social media channels
To offer administrative support for the festival communications team as needed
To administrate and maintain the festival website – uploading relevant copy, images, SEO and managing Google Ad-words & Analytics as needed
To act as point of contact for obtaining speaker profiles & images for website & programme
To implement festival social media activity – including use of Hootsuite to schedule planned content
To fulfill on copy requirements, upload pictures & graphics, liaise with our design team and implement competition requirements, along with any other communications activity as needed, or requested by the communication team
To support with the compilation of the festival programme, obtaining copy, images & information where necessary. Offer copy-checking skills for the final print programme.
To support with writing of press releases
To ensure that festival targets around newsletter, social media community, ticket sales and sponsorship objectives are achieved in a timely and professional manner
Experience with WordPress, Hootsuite and other social media technologies is essential

How to apply
If you would like to apply for this internship, please send your CV and a covering letter to Miriam Phillips by emailing
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.