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 in the PR/communications department.
Writing, Research & Analytics
Assist with OSA Publishing/PR journal tracking & reporting processes
Draft monthly Optica report
Write/Post social media content (as needed)
Help maintain the OSA social media editorial calendar
Assist with monthly social media analytics excel pull
Curate, draft and edit content for the OSA blog
Review media pick-ups associated with OSA press releases
Post approved news releases to the OSA website
Assist with updating OSA web content
Assist with PR support for conferences/tradeshows
Other duties 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 a global 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:
Undergraduate or Graduate-level coursework in public relations, science and/or integrated communications
Familiarity with social media and media relations tactics
Familiarity or former experience in a scientific professional organization
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: June - August 2021 preferred, part-time (15 -20 hours per week). Stipend/hourly rate to commensurate with experience.
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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.