Digital and Social Media Internship

Prichard Communications

Prichard Communications is a public relations and communications agency in downtown Portland that serves philanthropies, nonprofits and public agencies across the country.

Who Should Apply? College students enrolled in a credit seeking internship program. Prichard Communications no longer accepts resumes from non-students.

Applicants should expect to work 20-25 hours spread over at least three days per week; work days are flexible but will fall between 8:00-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Start Date: August 7 (somewhat flexible) End Date: December 13

Responsibilities: -Research blogs and bloggers; draft pitches and blog posts; assist with creating and entering content for clients’ online sites -Monitor press/blogger 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 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 -Knowledge of and/or interest in the nonprofit sector -Must have own laptop with Microsoft Office

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”