Marketing Internship

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City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department
1010 Mass Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department provides residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in more than 2,200 acres of park land throughout the city including parks, playgrounds, athletic facilities, city squares, urban wilds, street trees, three active cemeteries, 16 historic burying grounds, and two golf courses.

In addition to maintaining the historic integrity of such famous landmarks as Boston Common, the Public Garden, and the other parks comprising Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace, the Department services and upgrades facilities ranging from tot lots to the 527-acre Franklin Park.

The Department also programs a wide range of community events and live entertainment in the parks under its jurisdiction. The Boston Park Rangers act as the Department's eyes and ears while enhancing public safety. Appointed by the Mayor, the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission serves as the policy-making citizen body that oversees the operation of the Department and considers matters of public concern.

This marketing internship will provide broad exposure to all facets of public relations in a busy city government department including media and community relations, inter-governmental affairs, marketing, special events, and client relations.


• Assist with execution of special events including cultural events, park openings, concert series, tree lightings, fundraisers and more
• Assist with media relations including press releases, advisories and media follow-up
• Assist with social media communications
• Manage news clipping system
• Document events
• Other responsibilities as assigned


Undergraduate majors in marketing, recreation/leisure science fields, or similar majors preferred.
Student has excellent written and oral communication skills.
Student is organized and is a self-starter.

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