Digital and Social Media Intern

Prichard Communications

Prichard Communications is a public relations and social media agency in downtown Portland that serves philanthropies, nonprofits and public agencies across the country. We are seeking a tech- and social media-savvy self-starter for a Digital and Social Media internship for the fall quarter/semester. This is a part-time, unpaid position (for school credit only, where available).

Candidates should be in good standing in an undergraduate program, majoring in communications, journalism or a similar field. Recent graduates may also be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants should expect to work up to 24 hours over three days each week; work days are flexible but will fall between 8:00-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Start Date: Sept. 1 (approximate) End Date: December 15 (approximate)

Responsibilities: -- Research blogs and bloggers; draft pitches and blog posts; assist with creating and entering content for clients’ online sites -- Monitor press coverage of clients and provide weekly reports -- both mainstream media and the social web -- Provide day-to-day account support as needed. This can include internet research, brainstorming ideas, helping to build memos, emails, trainings or reports, or other tasks as assigned. -- Occasional corporate communications event duties; past interns have coordinated event logistics for one-day staff retreats, off-site professional development trainings, team building events, etc. -- Monitor and interpret online/social analytics, create monthly reports and summaries -- Light administrative/receptionist duties as needed -- Attend various client calls and internal meetings when required -- Make one presentation as on a topic as assigned (internal or to clients)

Qualifications: -- Proven editing and online writing skills -- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks, details and deadlines -- Experience with Twitter and Facebook, preferably in a professional capacity -- Strong people skills -- A coachable demeanor and a hunger to always get better -- PR/Marketing/Journalism background or coursework -- Knowledge of AP style -- Basic digital video editing capabilities preferred -- Knowledge of and/or interest in the nonprofit sector

Application Instructions: 

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, available start date and one writing or social media work sample to with the subject heading “Intern, Social and Digital Media”