Public Relations and Media Summer Internship
- Internship posted by Institute for Policy Studies, New England office
Hours per week
10-15 hours a week
30 Germania St
Calling all emerging change-makers! The Inequality project at the Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a public relations and media intern to join our communications team. This internship will offer valuable opportunities for young progressives to build concrete skills that they can take to future employers. We’re looking for applicants with the ability to take vague or complicated concepts and communicate them concisely and effectively, in a way that’s accessible to a general audience. Experience in media relations is a plus, and so is prior experience writing or editing for publication. A stipend is available for this position for those who qualify.
· Draft press releases
· Research media contacts
· Manage and update press lists
· Monitor media and track press hits
· Contribute ideas for print, web, press and social media content
· Participate in brainstorming for social networking and marketing initiatives.
· Experience in communications, public relations, and marketing (Nonprofit communications a plus)
· Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills
· Possess solid research and analytical skills
· Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
· Excellent organizational and follow-through skills and attention to detail
· A strong critical thinker who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively
· Flexibility, creativity openness to new experiences and a passion for economic inequality and social justice
· Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a postsecondary accredited college.
· Must be able to work 10 - 15 hours/week during the summer. Occasional schedule adjustments may be acceptable
How To Apply
Please send the following materials to email@example.com with “Summer 2018 internship” in the subject line:
- Cover Letter
- Writing sample
The Institute for Policy Studies is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.