Public Relations Internship
Spring 2012 (with possible extension through the Summer season)
USUO is seeking a part-time Public Relations Intern to assist the Public Relations Manager with expanding media relations efforts and placement. Intern would be responsible for drafting press releases and PSAs, updating and managing media lists, assisting with content generation and coordination for patron relations project, conceptualizing and pitching unique story angles to the media and assisting the Marketing Department with any other projects as necessary. Hours are flexible and will be determined prior to the internship. Internship duration will also be determined based on mutual company and intern needs.
Ideal candidate should be a recent graduate or current student of Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or Communications at an accredited university and have excellent writing skills and familiarity with journalistic AP Style. Experience writing news stories or marketing copy is a plus. Other important qualifications include an ability to meet deadlines, an assertive and creative work approach, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, reliability and consistency. Candidate should understand the value of producing effective results over mere efficiency. Knowledge of classical music is also a plus.
This position is unpaid, but can be taken for college credit. Other benefits include complimentary and discount tickets to performances, experience working in media relations and an increased understanding of arts marketing and promotions.
Interested applicants should send a current resume, cover letter and writing samples to Hilarie Ashton, email@example.com, by March 29, 2012.