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Public Relations Intern

Job Type: 
Internship
Qualifications: 

The Optical Society, a prestigious non-profit, scientific professional society in Dupont Circle, is seeking a college-level intern majoring in public relations/integrated communications to work in the PR/communications department.

Position Summary:
Writing, Research & Analytics
• Write/Post social media content (as needed)
• Edit/Draft news releases (as needed)
• Post approved news releases to the OSA website
• Assist with updating OSA web content
• Assist with PR support for conferences/tradeshows
• Assist with developing multi-media strategies to promote OSA programs
• Draft weekly OSAP Journal Report
• Draft monthly Optica Report
• Assist with monthly social media analytics excel pull
• Request Banner Ad/Images for OSA news releases
• Other duties as assigned

Position requires strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and superior writing ability. You will gain practical, hands-on public relations experience at a national non-profit organization. Assignments will be comparable to those of an entry-level PR position and will give you a well-rounded introduction to a fast-paced PR environment.

Education & Experience:
• College-level coursework in public relations and/or integrated communications
• Familiarity with social media and media relations tactics
• Experience using Microsoft office software

Skills & Abilities:
• Interpersonal and written communication skills required for internal and external contacts
• Ability to manage workflow with daily deadlines
• Strong organizational and project management skills
• Ability to work independently or in a team environment

Term:
Summer 2019, part-time (15 -20 hours per week). Stipend/hourly rate to commensurate with experience.

Earn credit. Build your resume and PR industry references. Get valuable PR experience.

Send resume, cover letter and two page writing samples to resumes@osa.org.

How to Apply: 

Send resume, cover letter and two page writing samples to resumes@osa.org.

The Optical Society