Job Information

University of Utah Marketing Communications Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN11385N

Job Title UU Student - Admin/Clerical

Working Title Marketing Communications Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00642 - PIVOT Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.00/hr

Close Date

Job Summary


PIVOT Center seeks a qualified intern to join our marcom (marketing communications) team. Our team serves as the guardians and champions of the PIVOT Center brand, reputation and mission. We are responsible for office, cross-campus and external communications for PIVOT Center, including but not limited to: branding, news, programing, events, marketing materials (newsletters, emails, videos, white papers, reports, PowerPoint presentations), social media, reporting, website, media relations, etc. The marcom intern will assist on various projects related to the creation and distribution of the previously listed items, as well as tracking of and reporting on marcom performance.

The marcom intern will provide support to the Sr. Director of Communications, the Marcom Manager and, in some cases, the Project Manager for the U’s Chief Innovation & Economic Engagement Officer. The position requires students to work no more than 19 hours per week with pay starting at $15.00/hr.

This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will gain broad experience in various aspects of marketing, communications, journalism and media relations.


The Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology ( PIVOT ) Center leads the University of Utah’s centralized and integrated strategy and operation for technology commercialization, corporate engagement, and economic development. In doing so, the PIVOT Center serves as a hub for the U to foster partnerships between industry, university, and government entities. The center formalizes the U’s commitment to broaden its impact on Utah’s economy by enhancing local and global collaborations to catalyze innovation. Dedicated to helping the U’s faculty inventors bring their innovations to market, PIVOT Center is responsible for all aspects of innovation management: invention disclosure, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, equity management, and early stage funding. The center’s mission is to generate economic returns for the university and the state of Utah, expand the university’s reputation for innovation, and positively impact society. PIVOT Center evaluates about 200 new disclosures annually and has approximately 1,300 unique technologies in its portfolio. Approximately 500 technologies are licensed, while the remaining 800 are spread across various phases of commercial development. PIVOT Center creates startup companies as one vehicle for commercializing technologies, supporting the formation of 10-20 each year. The University of Utah was recently ranked 2nd among large research universities for “innovation productivity impact.”



• Writing

• Research

• Proof reading

• Tracking metrics

• Attending events

• Project management

• Reporting

• Customer service

• Administrative tasks

• Social media

Minimum Qualifications


• Current University of Utah student

• Education in marketing or communications preferred

• Good people skills including the ability to work well in a team and represent PIVOT Center

• Self-starting

• Attention to detail

• Professional writing skills

• Organized

• Resourceful

• Familiarity with “Tools of the Trade” is a plus!

o Marketing/ CRM (Salesforce, Meltwater, Google Analytics, Sprout)

o Email marketing and events (Emma, Blackthorne)

o Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

o Data analytics tools (Excel, Tableau)


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.