Spring Communications Intern
Are you interested in a career in public relations? If so, get valuable media relations, grassroots relations, and community relations experience with a premier nonprofit organization and make a difference!
Get solid public relations experience and media training while helping hungry children and families. Become a Communications Intern with Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ending hunger in Massachusetts. The organization is nationally recognized as a leader in its field. Spring interns will help us do media and public relations work around the annual Walk for Hunger, which takes place on the first Sunday in May. The Walk for Hunger is the oldest and largest continual one-day walk in the nation. This past May 3rd, over 44,000 Walkers raised 3.8 million dollars for hungry people throughout Massachusetts!
Assist in the drafting of press releases, email, and phone pitches.
Contact editorial departments for Project Bread and Walk for Hunger-related stories.
Schedule guests for television and radio shows.
Recruit and manage photographers for Walk Day.
Assist with the Walk for Hunger day-of-event publicity and public relations logistics.
Maintain a database of all mass media outlets and development contacts.
Gather news clips and maintain the clip-tracking system.
Participate in the evaluation of public relations activities and learn to make recommendations for improvement
Be part of the media relations around a 44,000+ person event.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has excellent organizational, problem-solving, and administrative skills and is self-motivated, conscientious with excellent follow through. Strong writing, telephone, and organizational skills are also required.
An interest in helping others is important.
Hours and Specifications: Internship lasts from January-May 2010. Interns must commit to work 10 to 20 hours per week. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Location: Our office is located near Maverick Square (on the Blue Line) in East Boston.
We promise a valuable learning experience in a dynamic working environment. Our interns are important members of the team.