The Optical Society, a prestigious non-profit, scientific professional society in Dupont Circle is seeking a college-level intern majoring in public relations/integrated communications to work on the public relations team.
Writing, Research & Analytics
Manage timelines, project trackers
Writing press releases and other promotional copy
Supporting conference/tradeshow PR planning and implementation
Updating and maintaining media contact lists
Other PR tasks as assigned
Position requires strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and superior writing ability. You will gain practical, hands-on public relations experience at an international non-profit organization. Assignments will be comparable to those of an entry-level PR position and will give you a well-rounded introduction to a fast-paced PR environment.
Education & Experience:
College-level coursework in public relations and/or integrated communications
Familiarity with social media and media relations tactics
Experience using Microsoft office software
Skills & Abilities:
Interpersonal and written communication skills required for internal and external contacts
Ability to manage workflow with daily deadlines
Strong organizational and project management skills
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
Term: May – December 2018 part-time (20-25 hours per week). Stipend/hourly rate to commensurate with experience. Will need to come in for training in early May before formally starting the position.
Earn credit. Build your resume and PR industry references. Get valuable PR experience.
Send resume, cover letter and two page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.