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PA Legislative Correspondents Assoc — Paid!

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a paid, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students looking to learn more about reporting on state government, elections and political campaigns. The program has a flexible start date (usually late May or early June), and next year will be particularly interesting with a gubernatorial election in the fall. Students will write for six publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the program. We will be accepting applications throughFeb. 1.

 

Here is the link to our website for more details: http://www.pacapitolreporters.org/pacapitolreporters-interships.html

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Democracy Fund Internships — Paid!

The Democracy Fund, based in Washington D.C., is looking for internships for the Spring of 2018 in the following areas:

  • Elections Program
  • Public Square
  • Strategy, Impact, and Learning

The Democracy Fund offers a paid internship program in an inclusive environment that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to our work. For the Spring 2018 term, the pay rate is $21/hour for undergraduate interns and $25/hour for graduate level interns.

The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

For more information, please see: http://www.democracyfund.org/page/jobs

Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Intern – PPG

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG is a Fortune 200 company that operates and innovates in more than 70 countries.

We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic and creative candidate for our 2016 Fall internship. As a member of PPG’s Corporate and Government Affairs team, you will work with our team in a fast-paced environment at the company’s global headquarters in the heart of Pittsburgh. You will have the opportunity to gain important experience in working with the team that oversees corporate reputation management activities and brand-building efforts, including internal and external communications, community affairs, advertising and marketing, and social media engagement.

The right candidate will be eager to expand their knowledge and skill set with hands-on experience working with an integrated group of professionals. This is a paid internship.

Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the Corporate and Government Affairs team, this position will assist in a wide range of activities including:

  • Preparing written materials (press releases, FAQ sheets, letters, memos, etc.)
  • Writing and organizing content for the company’s internal communications channels
  • Closely monitoring media coverage and compiling reports
  • Compiling media lists and distributing news releases
  • Assisting with social media campaigns
  • Assist in production of events
  • Helping with community engagement activities
  • Collaborating with other team members on various projects as needed
  • Administrative duties as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Motivated, responsible, self-starter
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Possess general office administrative skills
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills. Knowledge of Associated Press style.
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Familiarity with and understanding of best practices for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms
  • Comfortable talking on the phone with media, colleagues, community stakeholders, and vendors
  • Familiarity with media database tools a plus, but not required
  • Photoshop/design skills a plus, but not required
  • Strong writing, editing and proof-reading skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects on tight deadlines while maintaining top quality deliverables; ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment

Please send resume to:

Larry R. O’Reilly
Sr. Manager, Employee Communications
Corporate & Government Affairs
PPG

One PPG Place, 36th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15272
T: (412) 434-2540
E: oreilly@ppg.com
ppg.com
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Pitt Global Studies PR & Publications Internship

Publications/Public Relations Intern (for credit or tuition remission)

Pitt’s Global Studies Center (GSC) seeks an intern (graduate or undergraduate), for the fall semester (fall 2017), who will help with the various publicity, publications, and social/digital media produced by the Center. The intern will have the opportunity to create social media posts, write and edit public relations copy, and produce digital and hard-copy publicity materials for a variety of events, all with an international and educational focus. As the GSC intern, the student will also attend innovative events to gather content and interview people for articles, which will be featured in GSC publications.

The internship position will require excellent written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on writing in a consistent voice and tone reflective of GSC’s mission, to better promote and bring awareness to our multi-faceted goals. Interns will also be required to have knowledge of creating online content for social media and websites, along with an understanding of how to write public relations copy for a variety of audiences and purposes and to design eye catching and innovative fliers. Ideally, the GSC intern will also have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and SEO (search engine optimization), though these skills are not required. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week and students can earn 3 credits if they take the corresponding internship course or they can receive tuition remission.

Students are requested to go to http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/global-studies-student-ambassador-fellowship-and-gsc-internships to submit an application. (Please note the deadline has been postponed) and they should send links of their work or copies of flier created to Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu

Fallingwater Digital Multimedia Internship

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking a digital multimedia intern for summer 2017 and potentially periodically throughout fall 2017 and spring 2018.

Description: This is a unique opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, putting your training into practice, enhancing your skills and building experience in the field of public relations and digital communications. The intern will work to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Communications Department in the area of digital communications for Fallingwater’s website, social media and other electronic platforms.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting content management of Fallingwater’s web presence, including taking photographs, recording video and audio, writing content for website and social media, and development of graphics for website and social media.
  • Helping to optimize website images in WordPress.
  • Supporting current social media platforms at Fallingwater.
  • Developing a social media campaign for Fallingwater which will include strategies and objectives to attract, engage and evaluate new and current audiences.
  • Going on assignments for photography and video shoots as necessary.
  • Becoming familiar with the WPC and Fallingwater missions and brainstorm content ideas for new videos, podcasts and other multimedia projects.

Qualifications: We are looking for a qualified student with progress toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, public relations, design, media arts, marketing or a related field. Qualified candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and provide examples of written and digital work.

Position Duration: Summer 2017. The intern will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 30-40 hours per week. There is potential to expand the responsibilities on an as-needed basis through spring 2018.

Location:  Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately 90 miles southeast from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance of onsite housing.

Pay:  This is an hourly paid internship that includes free onsite shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies and toiletries.

Application Process:  To apply, email cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and at least two work samples to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Digital Multimedia Internship in the subject line. Application deadline is May 5, 2017.

Public Relations Intern — Paid!

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University is inviting applications for a paid position for a summer Public Relations intern to work alongside the directors of Media Relations in executing publicity strategies and external/internal communications on behalf of the school and its constituencies. This is an excellent learning opportunity for someone seeking a future career in corporate communications, publicity or media, or public relations.

Deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. Monday April 5, 2017.

The responsibilities of this position will include:

Media identificationresearch on specific journalists, media outlets, social media and issues. This responsibility will also include use of targeting software to build/update media lists and to develop tailored pitches and pitching profiles.

Writingdrafting web stories, news releases, media advisories, message points, pitches, social media messages, internal communiques and correspondence. Knowledge and competency in AP style required.

Working with faculty and students to write about events, research and more.

News tracking activitiesmonitoring, research and preparation of analytics on news coverage of the school, school community and specific topics. This will also include identifying and working with news clips and online resources.

Event coverage – attending presentations, lectures, competitions or special events to write or post to social media.

Outreach activities – attending meetings with stakeholders and journalists and assisting with the execution of PR programs and events, which may require a myriad of tasks such as working a registration table or running errands.

Internal activities – assist website, internal outlets, social media and collateral to support strategic priorities.

General duties to support the school and communications team.

Qualifications required:

Currently enrolled in college and studying communications, journalism or public relations.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Multimedia skills preferred; proficient in the use of social media and MS Office applications.

Positive attitude and ability to work well with others and as a member of a team.

Term: 11 weeks, beginning June 5, 2017 and ending August 21, 2017 (some flexibility)

Locations: Primarily at 6 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. An indeterminate amount of time will be spent weekly on the CMU campus: 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Hours: Standard hours for this position are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. However, the PR intern may be required to assist with events that require work during the evening and on weekends.

To Apply: Please send an electronic resume and cover letter to Mara Falk: marafalk@cmu.edu. Please include 3-5 writing samples (story, news release, etc.) and feel free to add a maximum of three video, photography and social media samples.

Operations Manager Trainee: Pittsburgh Gymnastics Club

The Pittsburgh Gymnastics Club is currently seeking the perfect candidate to train in preparation for fulfilling the role of an Operations Manager. This position will start at 20 hours per week as a paid internship, graduate trainee or part time independent contractor. As the candidate is successful, more responsibility will be given and hours of work per week will grow. This role is set change to a 35-40 hour per week full time status by January 2018.

Position Type:  Paid internship, graduate trainee or part time independent contractor
Location: North Braddock, PA
Compensation: Competitive pay is negotiated at time of hire. Includes employer-matched IRA contributions and various bonuses. Health insurance is a possibility at full time employment.

Core Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4pm-9pm

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in a Communications field
  • Exhibit the highest of work ethic, personal integrity, accountability, and be able to produce in an independent environment
  • Demonstrate a clear personal and professional vision
  • Ability to obtain a USAG professional membership, plus pass all child clearances and background checks

Responsibilities:

Business Operations
Familiarizes him or herself with all kids and their family membership status
Monitors the flow of the gym, class starts and energy level
Monitors parent viewing area for any needs
Handles all non-emergency injuries (ice packs, Band-aids)
Acts as first point of contact for issues arising from classes
Fulfills registration tasks and customer follow-up
Follows all business procedures set forth by the Owner
Track and follow up on attendance of class athletes

Communications
Checks gym assigned email on a daily basis
Helps implement new programs on various media platforms
Works with closely with marketing staff
Build relationships with customers on behalf of the gym

Staff Administrative Support
Creates a monthly staff schedule for all gym activities and submits for approval
Schedules and manages all rotations
Watches all classes for proper implementation of current lesson plan
Facilitates ongoing training of staff

Our gym is located in a revitalized neighborhood, Braddock, PA. We offer competitive USAG gymnastics, Ninja Zone, USAW Olympic Weightlifting and general fitness training.  Our focus is on sports programming for children and the difference it can make in the lives of each family. A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial attitude and appreciate an opportunity to watch your ideas flourish! This is a rapidly expanding gym and therefore, we would expect this person to have a desire to move up and expand with the gym.

More info about the Pittsburgh Gymnastics Club – www.pittgymclub.com

Interested candidates send resume to: kim@pgcpbc.com