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 email@example.com and list Digital Multimedia Internship in the subject line. Application deadline is May 5, 2017.
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 identification – research 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.
Writing – drafting 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 activities – monitoring, 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.