Interns Only - MR Marketing/Public Relations Intern

MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

 

Responsibilities:

The Marketing/PR Intern will work directly with the City of Arlington Office of Communication. The internship will have a heavy emphasis on marketing/public relations campaigns, assisting the Office of Communications with its efforts to expand its online media presence, social media and community outreach. This internship will be heavy on real-world experience with a small percentage of time devoted to clerical work.

 

This intern will participate in a variety of activities including the following:

  • Marketing/PR campaigns.
  • Social media communication and campaigns.
  • Web-based reporting.
  • Event planning.
  • Research.

 

Specifically, the intern may assist in the following:

  • Drafting news releases.
  • Drafting social media content for marketing campaigns.
  • Assisting with news conferences, town hall meetings, photo opportunities, city council meetings and roundtables.
  • Photography at events.
  • Uploading web content, photos and video.
  • Finding new media outlets to further marketing efforts.
  • Logistics, planning and coverage of media events.
  • Completing other office duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

Successful applicants will be bright, responsible, ambitious self-starters with an interest in communications, marketing and public relations.

 

Specifically, the intern should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations campaigns and strategies.
  • Writing ability.
  • Online, social media experience.
  • Time management skills.

 

Qualifications:

  • Major in journalism, public relations, communications and/or marketing.
  • Undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student level.
  • Career goal in journalism, public relations, marketing or public policy.

 

Candidates must possess ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, exercise initiative and maintain a positive attitude. Computer skills including MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint desired. Fluency in Spanish is helpful.

 

Individual must be able to schedule at least 15-20 hours a week with flexibility to work some weekends.

 

THIS IS A NON-PAID INTERNSHIP for COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY.

 

Contact Information:

Ryan Hunt, Communications Coordinator

Office of Communications

101 W. Abram St.

Arlington, TX  76004

817-459-6414

Ryan.Hunt@ArlingtonTX.gov