Detroit Zoological Society Seeks PR Interns for Summer

Want to mingle with the macaronis and pal around 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 summer 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, web content, Facebook status updates and other PR-related copy; proofing and editing copy; scheduling and coordinating media interviews; escorting media through the 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 staff 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 May through late August; 16-24 hours (two to three 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.

The deadline for resumes is March 6, 2015.

Please apply here:


Send resume to:       Patricia Janeway, Communications Director

at with a cc. to

Please put “Summer PR Internship” in the Subject line.


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