Detroit Zoological Society winter PR internship


Want to mingle with the macaronis and pal with the polar bears while learning valuable PR and communications skills? Then the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has the internship for you!

The DZS is seeking college student interns for the winter semester who are in their junior or senior year and studying Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related fields. Interns will be responsible for researching and drafting press releases, talking points, newsletter profiles, Facebook status updates and other PR-related copy; proofing and editing copy; scheduling and coordinating media interviews; escorting media through the Detroit Zoo during video/photo shoots; assisting with commercial and motion picture film shoots and special events; updating website and mobile app content; and performing other PR-related assignments.

Interns will work closely with the Communications Director, Communications Manager and other interns while learning valuable skills needed in the Public Relations workforce. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are a plus.

The duration of the internship is early January through early May; 16 hours (two days) per week. This is a non-paid internship, and it is mandatory that students receive course credit.

The Detroit Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workforce. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse screening.

Potential candidates can apply online and send their resume to Communications Director Patricia Janeway at with a cc. to Please put “Winter PR Internship” in the subject line.  The deadline is November 15, 2014.


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