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Public Information Intern

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WHYY Inc

25d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Marketing
    Media & Journalism
  • Philadelphia

AI generated summary

  • You must be a current junior or senior undergrad, grad student, or recent grad with strong writing skills and experience in communications/public relations. Submit resume, writing samples, and media work for consideration. Be deadline-oriented and knowledgeable in news writing style.
  • You will write press releases, news stories, and social media posts, assist with press clip organization, create public events, and support PR strategies.

Requirements

  • Qualifications:
  • Students majoring in communications, public relations, marketing or journalism are preferred.
  • The ideal candidate must have strong writing, editing and organizational skills and an ability to meet deadlines. A working knowledge of news writing style is recommended.
  • In order for an application to be considered all of the below materials must be submitted:
  • Resume
  • Submit three to five of their strongest writing samples
  • A Link, if appropriate, to media or digital work
  • Individual must be a current junior or senior undergraduate student, graduate student or recent graduate (no more than three years from graduation date).

Responsibilities

  • The Public Information intern will:
  • Learn to write press releases and news stories for internal and external communications vehicles including newsletters and social media
  • Assist with organizing press clips, building and updating news media lists and other assignments
  • Work with internal staff to create and facilitate public facing events
  • Assist in supporting organizational Public Relations strategies and strategic plans.

FAQs

What are the preferred majors for this internship?

Students majoring in communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism are preferred for this internship.

What skills are required for this internship?

Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills are required for this internship. An ability to meet deadlines and a working knowledge of news writing style are recommended.

What materials must be submitted with the application?

Applicants must submit a resume, three to five of their strongest writing samples, and a link to media or digital work if appropriate. They must also be a current junior or senior undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate (no more than three years from graduation date).

Is the COVID-19 vaccination required for this position?

Yes, all WHYY employees, including interns, are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof of vaccination will be required upon hiring.

WHYY is your local, Member-supported NPR and PBS station, delivering information, entertainment and education.

Entertainment & Media
Industry
201-500
Employees
1954
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

WHYY makes our region a better place, connecting each of us to the world's richest ideas and all of us to each other through Member-supported public media. Through WHYY-FM 90.9, WHYY-TV 12 and WHYY.org, we reach 1.3 million people on average each week in the Greater Philadelphia area. We are your local PBS and NPR member station, bringing you long-time favorite programs, such as Masterpiece and All Things Considered. But our national programs are only the tip of the iceberg. WHYY Studios produces more than a dozen local programs, such as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, You Oughta Know and The Connection with Marty Moss-Coane. We offer a robust regional news service supported by an award-winning newsroom, home to Billy Penn, PlanPhilly and the WHYY Climate Desk. We are deeply committed to the needs of young people. Many people’s first experience with WHYY is watching our award-winning PBS Kids television programs as a child. We also teach thousands of kids to make videos in 40+ local schools and at our studio. We bring together people in the region for interesting and fun events in person and online. From critical community conversations to advanced screenings with big personalities, keep an eye on WHYY.org/events for things to do all year round. Of course, all of this is only possible through Member support.