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Public Relations Intern

The Bridge Teen CenterOrland Park, IL
Unpaid Internship15 - 20 hrs/wk

2 months ago


Under the leadership of the Director of Marketing, the intern will provide assistance in the specific areas of public relations, program promotion, and writing for The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store.


1.      Assist in the development and implementation of public relations/promotion/communication strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness.

2.      Assist with in-house program promotion strategies, including updating the in-house promotion materials on a weekly basis.

3.      Preparing descriptions and press releases for upcoming events and programs for media outlets.

4.      Research and develop social network strategies that promote programs and raise awareness of The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store.

5.      Research new opportunities and other media outlets to distribute programs and events.  

6.      Organize the library of photos and uploading pictures to the website and distribute to media outlets.

7.      Contribute to in-house newsletters.

8.      Attend at least 2 outreach promotional events with staff member.

9.      Attend community networking events and provide feet on the street public relation endeavors.

10.   Assisting with community outreach events (as needed). 

11.   Other duties as assigned by the Marketing & Development Team. 

Required graduation year

2024 - 2027



1.      Passion for the mission of The Bridge Teen Center.

2.      Creativity and a vigorous work ethic.

3.      Sensitivity to different opinions.

4.      A friendly, responsive, and patient approach.

5.      Personal and professional integrity.

6.      The ability to work well with individuals and groups.

7.      The ability to lift 15 to 20 pounds.

8.      The ability to meet deadlines and complete all tasks with excellence.

9.      Strong organizational skills.

10.   Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including both writing and verbal.

11.   A sense of humor.




It is the desire of the Bridge Teen Center, through our internship program, for each student to experience hands-on training in a career area of interest and develop practical leadership skills for the future. We encourage interns to:


1.      Set personal goals for what they would like to accomplish during their internship.

2.      Have regular informational meetings with staff.

3.      Tackle all tasks with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

4.      Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the organization.

5.      Gain exposure to new ideas and people (network).

6.      Not be afraid of asking questions.

7.      Take Initiative.

About The Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the interests and needs of teens in the suburbs. We opened in Orland Park in 2010, and have served over 10,000 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities. We serve students in 7th-12th grade, and also provide ongoing programs and resources to help parents navigate through the teenage years. Because student safety is our primary concern, The Bridge is managed by experienced professionals who are supported by well-trained and pre-screened adult volunteers.
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    public relations
    press releases


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What happens after you send in your application?

The Bridge Teen Center has not provided an expected interview date. If The Bridge Teen Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Orland Park, IL | $4,214/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,264

  • Miscellaneous$909

  • Food$439

  • Transportation$328

  • Utilities$274


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