Marketing and Communications Intern



San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) is a dynamic and growing nonprofit fundraising organization dedicated to promoting equity in healthcare for all at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Zuckerberg San Francisco General is the only provider of trauma (Level 1) and 24-hour psychiatric emergency services for 1.5 million people in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counties.   


A comprehensive medical center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General provides quality health care with compassion and respect to 100,000 inpatient and 500,000 outpatient visits per year, including some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable. In addition, Zuckerberg San Francisco General is one of the nation’s top tertiary academic medical centers conducting clinical training and research. In 2016, Zuckerberg San Francisco General opened a new acute care hospital and the Foundation concluded a successful multi-million-dollar capital campaign.    


This candidate will join a diverse and inclusive Foundation staff at an exciting time as it continues to grow and advance public health in San Francisco. The Foundation and the Hospital are proud to have racially diverse staffs and the Hospital serves a racially-diverse population. At both SFGHF and ZSFG, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles inform and guide our work and are built into our strategic plans. Candidates should be committed to equity and inclusion on multiple fronts (e.g., race, disability, neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ identity, etc.). BIPOC candidates are warmly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.   


INTERNSHIP DURATION: spring semester (January – MArCH)




Status: part-time, temporary


The Marcom internship is an opportunity to gain real-world experience and work with a dynamic team. This role is supervised by the Associate Director of Communication. The Intern assists the department in acquiring, retaining and stewarding donors. This role works closely with the Marketing and Communications team to execute communications via social media, email marketing, video, and web to maximize engagement and revenue generation. A key role in brainstorming activations, the Intern will support a broad set of activities leading up to the annual virtual gala, Hearts in SF, taking place on February 10th, 2022. **This position will be 100% remote through March 2022 with and hybrid based on public health recommendations thereafter. **



  • Work closely with the Communications and Marketing team to plan and schedule a robust communications calendar for both social media and email.
  • Respond to requests and emails in a timely manner and adhere to project deadlines
  • Design a communications campaign around the Hearts in San Francisco heart sculpture series, increasing engagement with the sculpture program and making the direct connection between the Hearts and support for public health.
  • Assist with the Foundation’s annual signature event, Hearts in SF, through other marketing and communications strategies and campaign execution with the help of vendors, event committee members and internal staff.
  • Report on digital communications metrics and performance to align with ROI objectives of growth in brand visibility.



  • Actively enrolled in, or completed education in Marketing or related field preferred
  • Strong understanding of social media best practices, including analytics and paid promotions
  • Interest in designing and executing on a communications campaign
  • Effective communication, written and verbal skills
  • Understanding of CMS systems like WordPress
  • Comfort in using design tools like or Adobe CC Suite
  • Ability to work and collaborate on Microsoft Sharepoint or similar document sharing service


San Francisco General Hospital Foundation offers competitive compensation. Additional benefits may be available as mandated by local, state or federal laws.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to with your first and last name and Communications and Marketing Intern in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, please refrain from telephone calls, visits, faxes or emails (other than submissions) to the Foundation directly.


As the Foundation is housed within a City of San Francisco building and we work closely in tandem with our hospital partners, all San Francisco General Hospital Foundation employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except in cases of a verified medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and only then if it causes no undue hardship to the organization or is otherwise mandated by state or federal laws.)


San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, AIDS/HIV status, height, weight, physical or mental disability, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.