Public Relations Internship
Mar 9, 2016, 13:49 PM
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Marketing and Communications
Director, Marketing and Communications
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is searching for a public relations intern to assist with the organization’s ongoing media efforts. This internship will offer valuable experience with news and media relations in the nonprofit sector. Guidance and training will be provided.
This individual will be responsible for:
Assisting the ATC in targeting its media outreach by researching and creating relevant lists of media contacts
Developing a list of top influencers, bloggers and journalists that cover conservation issues and/or outdoor recreation
Drafting basic public relations materials such as fact sheets or media pitches
Conducting interviews with ATC staff in order to draft press releases
Documenting and monitoring media coverage
Other duties as assigned
The qualified candidate should be a marketing, communications, English, or public relations major with a desire to learn and strong writing abilities and communication skills.
To apply for this position please submit your resume to: [email protected]. All resumes should be emailed as a Microsoft Word document, saved as "Last Name_First Name". Please indicated in your email (preferable in the subject line) the position you are applying for along with the term. For example "Public Relations Internship_Spring 20XX".
Spring Term: Applications due second week of January.
Summer Term: Applications due second week of April.
Fall Term: Applications due last week of August.
ATC Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
ATC encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers
to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential. We are committed to
being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an
effective and successful organizational culture and mission. The ATC prohibits discrimination
in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity
and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military
service, political affiliation, union membership, or any other status protected by the laws and
regulations in the locations where we operate.
Position Type :
Careers - Internship