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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Communications & Public Relations Intern (Volunteer)


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications & Public Relations Intern.  This internship provides a valuable opportunity to gain experience with communications and public relations including media relations, audience engagement, and strategic planning.  The intern will receive supervision and coaching from experienced communications professionals. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Communications and Public Relations Intern will:
·         Assist in writing pitch letters to press members and produce materials needed for presentations and events
·         Write copy for brochures, flyers, web sites and emails
·         Manage media list and clip reports
·         Write promotional copy for special events, volunteer recruitment and match activities
·         Write match profiles and work with current volunteers to prepare testimonials
·         Provide administrative support for the communications and public relations department

Qualifications:
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Ability to write and edit agency-related copy
·         Detail-oriented work style
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills
·         Familiarity with Associated Press Style Manual is a plus
·         Familiarity with online content management, and email marketing software is a plus
·         Must be available for at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of three months

The intern will gain direct experience with nonprofit communications and public relations. 

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter and three writing samples to:
Barbara Alfrey, Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Services