The Public Relations department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston publicizes current and upcoming exhibitions, educational programs, and special events through outreach to local, national and international media and social/digital media initiatives. The department hosts press events for media enlists the help of interns to make these events a success. 

Interns in Public Relations learn about nonprofit media relations through performing various administrative duties which are vital to the operation of the department. The department is seeking two energetic and excited interns who desire to gain skills and experience in the field of Public Relations in a nonprofit setting. Public Relations interns should plan to commit 15 - 20 hours (including at least one full day) per week to the internship. 


  • Scanning and formatting printed and online press coverage
  • Learning the use of media databases and updating lists as necessary
  • Researching media contacts
  • Assisting with social media projects and select digital media initiatives
  • Writing copy for social media posts 
  • Posting events and programs online
  • Tracking and filing newspapers and magazines
  • Participation in media events and press previews
  • Other tasks and duties as required


  • Enrolled in and returning to an undergraduate degree program (juniors/seniors preferred; spring 2017 graduates also welcome to apply
  • Experience with Cision/Vocus, Photoshop and Microsoft Office preferred
  • Knowledge of social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Positive and professional attitude 
  • Flexible/proactive attitude - willingness to perform a variety of tasks, large and small
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to attend orientation on Tuesday, May 30 or Tuesday, June 13
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-August




Part Time


15.00 - 20.00 hours per week

Flexible within Mon -Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.(including at least on full day) 


February 3, 2015


Public Relations