FAQ for Students
What is the Non-Profit Student Program?
The Non-Profit Student Program was designed to serve a few purposes. It provides students with practical communications experience, whilst allowing non-profits affordable solutions for their fundraising and communication projects. Non-Profit organizations submit short projects (around 2 – 20 hours maximum). Approved projects are strategized and supervised by HeartPress PR professionals and executed by you, the student.
What are the benefits of the program?
There are many benefits to the program as a student. Here are a few of them:
- Gain practical experience in the world of communications and public relations
- New additions to your portfolio! You’ll be able to create communication pieces to add to your portfolio
- The satisfaction of ‘doing work that does good’; all projects benefit local non-profits
- Valuable mentorship
- A great team to work with! At HeartPress PR we take the time to make sure all members of the team (no matter how long they stay) are welcomed into an open and empowering environment
What is expected of students?
Students are asked to commit a minimum of 50 -70 volunteer hours. Those hours include orientation, training, shadowing and project work.
What kinds of projects will I be working on?
The kinds of projects vary, but here is a list of what you may work on:
Social Media – Subject to variability depending on scope, 5 – 20 hours
- Social Media Plan
- Short Videos
- Website Content
- Images for Social Media Posts
- Facebook Ad Support (target audience, image creation)
Feature Writing – Subject to variability depending on scope, 3 – 5 hours
- Media Release(s)
Fundraising – Subject to variability depending on scope, 5 -15 hours
- Solicitation Package
- Online Components
Graphic Design – Subject to variability depending on scope, 5 – 30 hours
- Business Cards
- Rack Card
- AGM Report
- Online Presentations
How do I apply to become a student in the program?
Interested applicants can fill out our application form.
What happens after I apply?
After we review applications, selected candidates will be invited for a formal interview process for the program. We assess your skills, goals and discuss the time commitment and your availability. If accepted into the program, orientation and training are provided. Most work will happen remotely through Google Drive with regular communication via Slack.