Internship Alert! Detroit Historical Society

Position: Public Relations Intern (unpaid, but will work with those needing internship or practicum credit)
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Sales
Start date: September 2015 or January 2016

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

§ Researches and drafts press releases. Works with PR team on other media follow-up as needed.
§ Assembles other press materials and press or sales kits as needed.
§ Works with PR team on revision or updating of pressroom and other content on the Society’s website.
§ Updates or enhances content on the Society’s Facebook page and updates followers of the Society’s Twitter account.
§ Facilitates getting Society exhibits and events listed on local web portals.
§ Maintains photograph and press clipping files.
§ Assists with meeting logistics and communication to key media and community partners.
§ Performs web and phone research in support of PR/Marketing/Sales projects.
§ Provides staffing assistance for both internal and external events as needed.
§ Receives training as a Museum docent; gives tours when necessary.
§ Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities:
§ Ability to act independently and be a self-starter while operating collaboratively as a team player.
§ Strong writing and oral communication skills.
§ Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
§ Ability to perform multiple tasks.
§ Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Education, Training & Experience:
§ Coursework and/or major in Communications, Marketing, History, Public Relations, Business or equivalent.
§ Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
§ Junior or Senior standing

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, current resume and writing sample (from PR/Journalism coursework, previous internship or a published article) to:

Bob Sadler
Director of Marketing & Sales
Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Or by email:


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