The communications intern will help develop and advance the public relations plan for the FY2019 grant-making year of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust. He or she will be responsible for researching and writing stories of impact due to grants awarded across the state. Grants are awarded to artists as well as to arts and cultural organizations with a goal of ensuring a positive impact on the lives of Oregonians. The intern will be free to explore and generate stories of impact for enewsletters, social media and "one sheets" used for advocacy purposes. He or she also will develop the public relations calendar to guide story-telling throughout the year. This work will be essential to advocacy efforts for the 2019 legislative session.
- Strong writing skills desired, as well as a passion for arts and culture!
How will the intern benefit from this experience?
- The intern will work independently to research and write grant impact stories for the 2019 grant making year for the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Working in tandem with the agencies' communication manager, the intern will gain valuable experience in developing and sharing impact stories of how arts and culture improve Oregon's quality of life.
What training and learning experiences will the intern receive?
- The internship will offer training in a variety of writing styles (news releases, social media, web stories, one sheets) as well as the art of telling impact stories and interviewing. He or she will also be able to work independently to research, recommend and write stories of impact about how grant funding has improved access to arts and cultural across the state.
How will you provide constructive feedback for the intern?
- The intern will meet with the communications manager on a weekly basis to review and propose projects.
Who will be supervising the intern and what are his/her qualifications?
- The communications manager for the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust will supervise the intern. She has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit communication and has led communication programs in the arts, education and the health care field. She also had her own consulting firm and helped launch a community online radio station. Her degrees are in journalism and communication.