Detroit Historical Society

Detroit Historical Society

Public Relations Intern

Position: Public Relations Intern (unpaid, but will work with those needing internship or practicum credit)

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Sales

Start date: September 2015 or January 2016

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researches and drafts press releases. Works with PR team on other media follow-up as needed.
  • Assembles other press materials and press or sales kits as needed.
  • Works with PR team on revision or updating of pressroom and other content on the Society’s website.
  • Updates or enhances content on the Society’s Facebook page and updates followers of the Society’s Twitter account.
  • Facilitates getting Society exhibits and events listed on local web portals.
  • Maintains photograph and press clipping files.
  • Assists with meeting logistics and communication to key media and community partners.
  • Performs web and phone research in support of PR/Marketing/Sales projects.
  • Provides staffing assistance for both internal and external events as needed.
  • Receives training as a Museum docent; gives tours when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to act independently and be a self-starter while operating collaboratively as a team player.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Coursework and/or major in Communications, Marketing, History, Public Relations, Business or equivalent.
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Junior or Senior standing

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, current resume and writing sample (from PR/Journalism coursework, previous internship or a published article) to:

Bob Sadler
Director of Marketing & Sales
Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Or by email: [email protected]