Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates can apply up to one year after graduation.
The Public Relations Intern will be responsible for assisting public relations and social media staff in daily operations and activities to raise awareness about and increase attendance for the Minnesota Historical Society.
Ideal degrees: Undergraduate junior or senior. Coursework or interest in public relations, communications, web, marketing/advertising, or equivalent preferred; coursework or interest in history is recommended.
Excellent written, verbal, proofreading and organizational skills required.
Microsoft Office proficiency required.
Experience using Adobe Photoshop and online content management systems, like Drupal, preferred.
Familiarity with social media preferred.
Help maintain the MNHS online event calendar (MNHS.org/calendar), including editing info, uploading events, and preparing photos
Prepare and write event-focused news releases and media calendars aimed at local reporters
Upload MNHS event listings on tourism websites, like Explore MN, Meet Minneapolis, and Visit Saint Paul
Attend department meetings to assist in project planning and help with effective communication of project goals
Perform various other duties and responsibilities as required and assigned
Knowledge intern is expected to gain:
Experience writing, creating, and maintaining content for web and public relations
Understanding of the Strategic Communication department goals, strategies, and overall function
Improved communication and writing skills
Samples of work to include in student portfolio
How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to email@example.com. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.