Public Relations Internship

Posted on March 31st, 2016

Internship Description
Blake Communications seeks a public relations intern from May 9 through July 15 to assist in communication efforts with clients, including research, writing, media relations, social media and event assistance. The internship will be heavily focused on work with the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which takes place July 2, 3 & 4. The time commitment will range from 15 to 25 hours per week with hours dramatically increasing in the month leading up to the Festival (June 1-July 4). The intern must be available to be onsite during all three days of the Festival. Generally, the internship allows the intern to work remotely, but he/she will work out of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival office at points during the internship. The intern will work on additional client projects to gain exposure to a variety of Blake Communications’ clients. This is a paid internship, with compensation discussed during the interview process.

Intern Qualifications
All applicants must meet the following qualifications.
- Superb writing and editing skills.
- A professional, enthusiastic attitude and approach to all work and people.
- Self-motivated and able to work well and efficiently without constant supervision.
- A willingness to dive into the role and assist the Cherry Creek Arts Festival team as needed, including some lifting and various physical tasks.
- Ability to conduct extensive research and be resourceful in seeking information.
- Knowledge of and experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Periscope, Snapchat).
- Creativity in delivering messages to audiences through non-traditional channels.
- Pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, public relations, marketing or some related degree.
- Interest in writing, creative industries, media relations, social media and event planning.
- Technical skills, including WordPress and other blogging platforms.
- Photoshop & video production/editing a plus, but not necessary.

Contact Information
Please send a cover letter, resume and three diverse writing samples, to Cristina Ceballo at cristina@blakecommunications.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22.