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GLAAD Communications/PR Intern - New York

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New York, NY
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The Communications/PR Intern will gain first-hand knowledge of all aspects of the Communications and Public Relations Department of a national LGBT advocacy organization by working to conduct proactive public relations, produce GLAAD publications and draft communications materials. 

The Director of Communications will work with the Communications/PR Intern on researching and writing media pitches, posts for GLAAD's blog and conducting proactive outreach that communicates GLAAD's work to the public. The Communications/PR Intern would have the opportunity to assist in promoting and coordinating media on red carpets and working with celebrities at special events including the GLAAD Media Awards in New York. The intern would also research and draft letters and communications from GLAAD President used in outreach to the LGBT community.

The Communications/PR Internship also involves preparing, editing, and drafting GLAAD publications and blog postings to gain experience in producing organizational newsletters and writing articles about GLAAD's work. As part of research for these articles, the Communications/PR Intern will be able to interact with all the departments in the organization, and gain broad experience in LGBT activism, non-profit organizations, and communications. 

Qualifications:
Public Relations or Communications majors a plus. The ideal candidate will have had previous internship experience or coursework related to public relations. 

The successful applicant will be:

  • A self starter and creative thinker with interest and experience in public relations.
  • Knowledgeable about LGBT media outlets – and familiar with LGBT newspapers and blogs.
  • Successful and experienced in drafting media pitches, press releases, news articles and other communications materials.
  • Computer proficient in word processing, database work, email and Internet research.
  • Genuinely concerned and conversant about LGBT issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference.
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively with people of diverse races, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities

Please note:

All GLAAD interns are required to be students attending an institution with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma, such as college or graduate school. Interns must have graduated from high school. Internships are 8-20 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer and usually last twelve weeks. Internships must be completed in the office during the regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend hours required for certain internships. Please indicate hours of availability and date available to start in the cover letter.

Contact:

Name: Human Resources (no phone calls, please)
Email: jobs@glaad.org

The following MUST be included in your application:
1. A cover letter outlining your interest and experience specific to this position
2. A current resume

The title of the position (such as "Comm/PR Intern") MUST appear in the first line of the email. GLAAD will accept applications until filled.

Other Notes:

  • GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to interested parties.
  • GLAAD is a business casual dress environment.
  • Candidates MUST be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
  • Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Selections are made as the applicant pool allows and continue until the position is filled.