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YouthBuild Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 10 days ago

Job Title: Public Relations Intern

Reports To:  Public Relations and Communications Specialist

Supervisory Responsibilities: No 

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission 

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Vision

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth, but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture and rigorous real world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self aware and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.

Values

YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The programs three core values - respect, excellence and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary: 

We are looking for a public relations intern to join our development team. In this role, you will be working closely with the public relations and communications specialist and assisting with the writing of media releases, social media, conducting research, news monitoring, and much more. You will also be working closely with staff from other departments to determine their PR needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Supporting the PR and communications specialist in implementing the company’s PR strategy.
  • Creating engaging content for media releases, social media platforms, and blogs.
  • Updating and maintaining the company’s social media pages.
  • Building relationships with clients and potential clients, suppliers, and the media.
  • Providing assistance to the PR manager with the scheduling and organizing of events.
  • Giving input on marketing initiatives and suggesting creative ways to improve the company’s public image.
  • Conducting research on marketing initiatives of the company’s competitors.
  • Monitoring of media coverage on events and media releases that were issued and creating press clippings.
  • Updating media lists.
  • Performing administrative duties.

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a BA degree in public relations, communication, or journalism.
  • Excellent understanding of various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Efficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • The ability to prioritize your workload and keep to strict content deadlines.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Common Competencies

  • Mission driven to work with YB’s student body
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Google Suite skills
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
  • Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
  • Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making

Clearance Requirements

  • FBI - Criminal History Report 
  • PATCH - Pennsylvania Police Department - Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • TB Test Results


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. 


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


How to Apply : Public Relations Intern


Job Title: Public Relations Intern

Reports To:  Public Relations and Communications Specialist

Supervisory Responsibilities: No 

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission 

YouthBuild…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • End Date
    January 21, 2022
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $1,200
  • Hours Per Week
    20 hours per week

How to Apply

Location

On-site
1231 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

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