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. 

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 per week to the internship. 


  • Updating media database
  • Researching media contacts
  • Assisting with social media projects and select digital media initiatives 
  • Posting events and programs online
  • Scanning and formatting printed and online press coverage
  • Tracking and filing newspapers and magazines
  • Participating in media events and press previews
  • Other tasks and duties as required


  • Enrolled in/returning to an undergraduate program, (junior or senior classification preferred), pursuing a degree in Public Relations, or a related field
  • Experience with Vocus, Photoshop and Microsoft Office preferred
  • Knowledge of social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Positive and professional attitude 
  • Flexible/proactive attitude
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated 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 mid April 
  • Email a single MS-Word document containing your cover letter & resume to: 
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Sat, Jan 23 (9:30am) or Wed, Feb 3 (10am or 6pm)




Part Time


15.00 - 20.00 hours per week

To be determined; perferably two whole days per week, flexible within M-F, 9a-5p


February 3, 2015


Public Relations