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 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.
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
- 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
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
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: email@example.com
The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.
The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning Call, Capitolwire.com, LNP Media Group, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News.
Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. Depending on assignment, interns may be required to shoot videos and photos with their phones or other equipment. We are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.
Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.
Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 10-week program, working five days a week except for July 4. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary.
Pay is $500 per week. Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)
Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 summer internship is Feb. 15.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and six-to-eight published clips to internship coordinator Karen Langley @ firstname.lastname@example.org.