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Public Relations Department Internship

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 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 per week to the internship. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in and returning to an undergraduate program (junior or senior classification preferred) 
  • 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 commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through August
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Tues, May 31, or Tues, June 14 



Type

Internship

Status

Part Time

Schedule

15.00 - 20.00 hours per week

To be determined; perferably two whole days per week, flexible within Mon -Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Posted

February 3, 2015

Department

Public Relations