The Public Relations department will offer an internship position to a qualified individual/student seeking an employment and/or learning opportunity in the Public Relations or Travel/Hospitality industry. The internship length will total 350 hours over the course of 12-14 weeks during a semester, with the option to extend for additional time as agreed upon by the intern and the employer. Candidates for this position should be prepared to commit at least three months to the program. This position will be compensated at a rate of $10 per hour, with a minimum of 18 hours a week and a maximum of 25 hours a week, excluding unpaid 30-minute lunch breaks. Hours can be completed in full days or half days as previously determined by the employer’s needs and the intern’s availability. If interested in an internship, please submit a resume, cover letter and one AP-style writing sample.
During a 350-hour internship, this position will be exposed to the many facets of Public Relations and Social Media, including writing, itinerary creation, social media post development, local industry exposure, budget and performance reporting, and a strong knowledge of the tourism industry and assets available in The Palm Beaches.
Update and draft basic public relations materials such as fact sheets, backgrounders, media briefing documents, social media content, blog posts, media alerts, calendar announcements, advertorials, meeting summaries, status reports, program recaps and other materials as directed (13%)
Analyze and support monthly performance reporting (10%)
Create and maintain media lists and editorial calendars (10%)
Conduct media research to support media pitching and key initiatives (12%)
Coordinate the itineraries of visiting journalists, from preparation to post follow-up. (10%)
Assist with updates to the online press site and other administrative duties as assigned (10%)
Assist in event planning and execution (10%)
Maintain project budgets and in-kinds (10%)
Participate in brainstorming sessions and departmental meetings (15%)
About Discover The Palm Beaches
The Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for Palm Beach County.