Public Relations/Community Relations Intern

Posted on August 25th, 2015

Barefoot PR is founded on the belief that reputations are built on heart and soul and a true commitment to doing the right thing. Never dressing up clients to be something they are not, Barefoot PR works with both businesses and nonprofits to build reputational capital through traditional and non-traditional public relations strategies. Barefoot PR also consults on community investment and works with clients to incorporate these efforts into the company or organization’s story — all the while never losing sight of organizational values and mission, and always working towards the achievement of business objectives.

Barefoot PR is seeking an undergraduate student, graduate student, or entry-level professional preparing for a career in public relations, community relations, and/or marketing. The intern will be asked to work approximately 20 hours per week, with exact schedule and duration of the internship to be mutually decided. The intern will also be asked to work a minimum of two days per week at the Barefoot PR office (190 E. 9th Ave., Denver, CO).

The primary goal of the internship is for the individual to assist with specific projects and gain experience with public relations writing and day-to-day activities, media relations, client management, community relations and corporate social responsibility consulting, organizing events, and small business management. The intern will also be asked to consider Barefoot PR a client, helping to increase brand awareness of the firm through a variety of strategies and tactics, including social media. Fundamentals of public relations will be learned, as well as the core principles of community relations and corporate social responsibility.

Responsibilities may include one or more of the following:
- Project management and marketing
- Client relationship management
- Preparing materials for the media and other audiences
- Media list development
- Communications with the media
- General and client-related research
- Social media management
- Basic graphic design/formatting
- Administrative duties

Qualifications:
- Experience with and understanding of the public relations profession
- Interest in supporting and maintaining a healthy community
- Desire to grow skill sets
- Willingness and ability to work alone and self-motivate
- Ability to write in a clear, concise manner
- Professionalism
- Attention to details
- Strong work ethic