This internship offers the successful candidate the unique opportunity to work in public relations and media relations at the Chicago History Museum. The Public Relations and Communications Intern will participate in a range of activities to promote the Museum including: managing calendar listings, writing press releases and promotional copy, assisting film crews and photographers, building media lists, analyzing media coverage, and helping to facilitate media inquiries and requests to promote the Museum’s events, programs and exhibitions.
Projects and assignments focus primarily on public relations but will include work in marketing and membership outreach. Position entails representing the Museum throughout the Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August10-12, 2018.
POSITION SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES AND CORRESPONDING EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The intern will help craft Museum announcements and press releases. The intern will learn the basics of AP style. They will be introduced to press deadlines.
The Intern will assist film crews and photographers during their visits to promote Museum’s events, exhibits, and programs.
Under the guidance of the public communications manager, they will help facilitate media requests. The intern will learn the basics of media relations by building on the relationships that the Museum develops with journalists. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with Chicago journalists and members of the media.
The intern will submit listings to local media web calendars (Metromix, Chicago Parent, TimeOut, etc.) to promote the Museum’s programs and events. The intern will use and improve public relations skills by serving as a knowledgeable and professional “face” to the Museum.
The intern will build media lists and analyze public relations efforts. The intern will learn how to use PR software to analyze campaign efforts and build media lists.
The intern will support the coordination and staffing of general on-site event programming and community outreach efforts, including participation in neighborhood fests and events where the Museum is represented. (Weekends/weeknights may be occasionally