Public Relations Intern

Posted on November 25th, 2013

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. We join more than a million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Denver Race for the Cure®, the Komen Denver Metropolitan Affiliate has invested $32 million in community breast health programs in 19 Colorado counties. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the Denver Metropolitan area. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research. For more information visit

Position: Public Relations Intern
Timeframe: Spring, Summer or Fall
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Status: Part Time, 10-30 hours weekly, Unpaid- will work with school to receive school credit

Position Summary: The Public Relations Intern will support the mission of the Komen Denver Metropolitan Affiliate in the areas of marketing and public relations by providing administrative support to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Specific Responsibilities:

Marketing & Public Relations
• Monitor Internet postings
• Post Affiliate news releases in website outlets
• Assist with ROI (Return on Investment) Reports
• Draft press release
• Provide support around Affiliate’s public awareness campaigns

Social Media and Website
• Assist with social media communication – blogging, Twitter
• Assist with monthly homepage and e-newsletter articles
• Monitor and pull reports for social media efforts

• Assist with volunteer applications and information request ensuring application forms are complete, applicants are invited to appropriate trainings, and appropriate follow-up is completed
• Assist with planning of volunteer orientations, trainings and other education related meetings including scheduling day/time, room, invites, RSVPs, and copying of needed materials
• Maintain volunteer files that meet legal, auditing and National requirements

Other Responsibilities
• General office support and administrative support of the Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
• Special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications
• Pursuing an undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate degree in Public Relations or Communications during the semester you wish to participate in the internship
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible and adjust to changing priorities
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
• Interest in non-profit organizations
• Strong personal interest in Komen’s mission

To apply, please submit the following:
• Cover letter that answer the following questions:
- Why do what an internship with the Komen Denver Metropolitan Affiliate?
- What attracted you to this particular internship?
- What do you hope to get out of this internship?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What can you offer as an intern?
• Resume
• Writing Sample- preferably a press release

Please submit materials to:
Tiffany Andrews
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
1835 Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80218

Please no phone calls.