Left Forum Media and Publicity Internship

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Left Forum is the largest annual progressive conference in the country. Also engaged in a range of events

throughout the year, the Forum brings together thousands of conference and event participants to discuss pressing

local, national, and global issues; to better understand commonalities and differences, as well as alternatives to

current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements.

Left Forum seeks a Media and Publicity Intern to join our dedicated team comprised of individuals who have an

interest in expanding the voices of social justice and progressive communities. This is a one to two semester (or

monthly equivalent) internship, and can be scheduled according to the intern’s academic calendar and

requirements. Fall internships start at the beginning of the school semester.


 Develop and execute media outreach and publicity promotional strategies

 Work with publicity contacts in medium- and large-scale organizations (e.g., schools) for posting and

expanding publicity materials

 Assist in the creative development of new media projects

 Work at the conference and special events with radio hosts, station managers and technicians, grassroots

and international TV producers, webcasters, videographers, and other institutional media sources

 Build and maintain relationships with both local and national media

 Update and organize our publicity/public relations and press contacts database

 Update a press kit, develop website media pages, write press releases, and produce public service

announcements for TV and radio carts

 Help to produce publicity materials, compile contact lists, get in touch with members of the press through

emails and phone calls, and follow up with press inquiries

 Assist with mailings, print production, and other administrative duties

 Monitor all forms of media, search for press contacts, clippings and coverage


 Knowledge of grassroots organizing and social justice

 Applied research, writing, and verbal communication skills

 A solid understanding of social media

 Experience with research and library databases  e.g. LexisNexis

 Strong writing, publicity, and outreach skills

 Coursework in communications, public relations, or marketing is helpful

 Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects

 Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team

 Confidence in interpersonal communications and outreach

 Experience with constituent management databases preferred

 Proficiency with MS Office and Google Docs


Required - Media, Development, Coordinating Special Events, Mailings

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