High Impact Public Relations Internship - Summer/Fall 2016

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The Surge Institute
 Virtual
Posted: July 06 2016
Company Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

WHO WE ARE: Surge Institute was established to broadly address issues of race and class in urban education through leadership development, technical assistance and advocacy. The Surge Fellowship, the signature of the Surge Institute, is a one-year fellowship for emerging leaders of color working in education in the Chicago metropolitan area. This fellowship inspires and accelerates the trajectory of these leaders so they may bring new ideas, perspectives, and solutions to change the landscape of education. By training, connecting, supporting and elevating high-capacity African-American and Latino leaders across organizations, Surge aims to dramatically improve education options and outcomes for low-income children. To learn more about our work and our Fellows visit http://www.surgeinstitute.org

REQUIREMENTS: This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, team environment with a start up organization, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of PR and marketing. We seek an intern who can participate in public relations campaigns and media relations that support the Surge Fellowship and expansion of the Surge Brand.

TERM: 6-month internship; 15-20 hours per week

COMPENSATION: Interns will receive a $600 stipend upon successful completion of their internship. Surge Institute reimburses for any extraneous business expenses incurred. The Surge Institute provides interns the opportunity to develop critical skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the mission of the Surge Institute.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Draft external communications
• Support development of earned media opportunities
• Assist with distribution of news releases
• Assist with the maintenance and distribution of marketing materials
• Analyze correlations between earned media, marketing and PR activities, and social media and Google Analytics data
• Provide support to social media efforts

Term: 6-month internship; 15-20 hours per week.

Compensation: Interns will receive a $600 stipend upon successful completion of their internship. Surge Institute reimburses for any extraneous business expenses incurred. The Surge Institute provides interns the opportunity to develop critical skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the mission of the Surge Institute.

Requirements

Education and/or experience participating in PR campaigns in a fast paced, results-oriented environment.

Possible Majors: Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing

Skills

Required - Oral & Written Communication Skills, Ability to work under pressure, Attentiveness to Detail, Public Relations Skills
Preferred - Marketing Communications, Social Media Communications

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