Public Relations Intern

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On the Purple Couch
4228 howard ave
Kensington, MD
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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Description

On the Purple Couch, LLC is looking for a qualified intern to join our Marketing team. On the Purple Couch is small business in Kensington Maryland that focuses on high end home décor. The intern would work closely with the owner and team members to actualize the marking plan and contribute to branding and image of the company. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing. A significant amount of the intern time will be independent and as such the intern must be disciplined, focused and accountable.
Description: On the Purple Couch, LLC has a consulting arm with handles public relations clients, and is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom, and will complete graduate from this program ready to enter any fast-paced public relations firm with excellent skills. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

Responsibilities

Monitor all forms of media
Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements, appearances, photo shoots, and other special events
Write press releases and other materials
Screen phone calls
Assist with mailings, print production
Create interview preparation materials
Compile contact lists
Search for press clippings
Create or update databases
Greet guests and clients
Requirements

Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Only interns proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply.

Majors

Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

Responsibilities

- Assist in developing and contributing to public relations and marketing activities
- Interact with internal departments to carry out client requirements such as scheduling advertising; monitoring account activities; and managing production activities
- Coordinate with news media as assigned, in development of appropriate news stories
- Maintain up-to-date customer and prospect records
_ Research
_ look for treads
_ assist with events

Requirements

- Excellent communication skills and the ability to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media.
- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
- An innovative self-starter with problem solving skills, creativity, ambition, and a strong work ethic.
_ Must be onsite and will work very closely with owner

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