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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The National Arbitration Forum - Public Relations Intern

The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) is one of the world’s largest providers of alternative dispute resolution services. Over the past 20 years, FORUM has established an impressive track record, administering large programs and handling thousands of cases with meticulous attention to detail. FORUM is recognized as an international leader in developing and delivering the most efficient and effective ADR systems and services available.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Public Relations Intern. The intern will assist the public relations staff in the development, coordination and implementation of public relations and overall communications efforts to support the FORUM’s goals and objectives. Responsibilities include assisting with research, media relations tactics including; media list development, writing news releases, media kit contents, pitch letters, articles as needed, placing media calls, monitoring media coverage, and supporting other public relations activities such as event planning, community relations initiatives and internal communications.

Qualifications

Candidates must be junior or senior level college students enrolled in a journalism, public relations or strategic communications degree program. Candidates must possess strong writing skills and have familiarity/experience with media relations. Candidates must also be team-oriented, have a resourceful attitude, have the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment, have the ability to conduct thoughtful, thorough research and be comfortable asking questions and seeking input/feedback.

This is a paid summer internship with the potential to extend in to the school year. The intern is required to commit a minimum of 25 hours per week during the summer.

We invite all qualified candidates to apply to hr@arb-forum.com with resume, cover letter and two writing samples. Please reference Public Relations Intern in subject line. Only electronic resumes will be considered.