Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Communications Internship in OKC - Paid

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. is now hiring for the following internship opportunity:

Title: National Communications Intern
Reports To: Manager of Communications

This position will assist the communications department in all internal and external communication projects and events.

Compensation and Details

  • $10.00 per hour, paid bi-weekly
  • Business casual dress code (except for special events)
  • Spring 2009 and Summer 2009 Internships available
  • 24 to 40 hours per week (based on availability)


  • Gather information for Love’s employee newsletter
  • Assist with a variety of writing projects (articles, scripts, press releases)
  • Assist with various community relations and corporate giving related tasks
  • Coordinate new store opening events
  • Organize award presentations for employee recognition programs

Education Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior Level Student
  • Public Relations, Communications, or Marketing major

Required Skills:

  • Strong writer; knowledge of Associated Press (APA) writing style
  • MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Internet website editing/development
  • InDesign and Adobe experience a plus
To apply, click here.

PR Intern - Northwest OKC Chamber

The Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber is looking for a creative, energetic public relations interns for Summer and Fall. Great opportunity to build your portfolio and work with many area businesses.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Writing press releases about chamber activities and events
  • Assist with website updates
  • Assist with chamber’s social media presence
  • Assist with production of newsletter
  • Assist with major events including Golf Tournament, Auction, luncheons, and community events.


  • Junior or senior pursuing bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, or related field.
  • Strong writing and editing skills and familiarity with AP style.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Knowledge of Northwest Oklahoma City is a plus.

Some driving involved – must provide proof of auto insurance.

Currently accepting applications for both summer and fall terms.

Please email a cover letter and resume to jmc@thenorthwestchamber.com or fax to 405-789-2478.

Science Museum Oklahoma - Unpaid Internship 6 miles from OC

Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s only science museum and Smithsonian affiliate, enriches people’s lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. With more than 350 hands-on science exhibits and discovery-based educational activities, planetarium and dome theater, Science Museum Oklahoma provides an engaging and enlightening experience for visitors of all ages.

Job Requirements

  • Strong writing, editing and proofing skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing and computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Internship Qualifications

  • Public relations or marketing major
  • Junior or senior
  • Knowledgeable in AP style
  • Proficient writer
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to dedicate 15-20 hours per week to an internship

Duties and Tasks

  1. Assist Communications department with maintenance of multiple databases.
  2. Assist in keeping archives of news releases, newspaper clippings and photographs.
  3. Assist in the development and implementation of public relations strategies and Museum-related events.
  4. Assist with the planning for and conducting of events, working closely with other departments as needed.
  5. Write news releases as assigned. Scheduling, interviewing and gathering information related to news release subject.
  6. Provide assistance for public relations/marketing/advertising projects to Communications department.
  7. Follow approval guidelines, policies and procedures of Science Museum Oklahoma.
  8. Willingness to learn in a flexible environment.

Work Hours: Flexible. Internship hours are during regular working hours unless assisting with events. This will be a for-credit, unpaid internship.

E-mail a cover letter and resume to jfriend@sciencemuseumok.org.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Marketing Communications Internship Nonprofit - Paid, Summer 09

The Oklahoma Humanities Council seeks an intern skilled at website maintenance and application of electronic enhancements to our marketing and fundraising functions. This may include establishing social media, posting podcasts, and initiating creative features on our existing website. This is for summer 2009.

The position may also include writing press releases, fact finding, assisting with print publications, and other related duties, with opportunities to participate in portfolio-quality marketing materials. Strong writing and organizational skills are essential. Students in good standing from Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Communications and other applicable programs are encouraged to apply.

A stipend of $500 is available with our willingness to work with your university for internship course credit. Applicants must be available to work 12 hours per week, which may be adjusted to comply with course requirements.

Contact Ann Thompson, Executive Director, athompson@okhumanitiescouncil.org, with cover letter, resume, and two writing samples by May 8th. OHC website: www.okhumanitiescoucnil.org
Oklahoma Humanities Council
428. W. California Ave. Suite 270
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

PR Internship for DIY Network in Knoxville, TN

DIY Network is looking for a summer intern for its Public Relations/Press department. The intern will be responsible for duties including but not limited to drafting basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, pitch letters, meeting summaries, status reports as well as developing story ideas and initiating media telephone calls. They would also assist with the management of newspaper/periodical and media screener inventories for easy access, as well as manage the digital archive of media placements.

Candidates for the internship should be available 35-40 hours per week, unpaid. To be considered for the internship, simply go to www.scrippsnetworks.com and click on “Careers” to apply. The summer internship is requisition number “406”. If you have any questions, please email Rob Link at rlink@diynetwork.com.

Rob Link | Public Relations Coordinator | DIY Network

- 9721 Sherrill Blvd. | Knoxville | TN | 37932
* rlink@diynetwork.com
ý www.diynetwork.com

Marketing Hospital Internship - Unpaid

This non-paid internship program is designed to provide interns with a realistic, hands-on view of the job requirements and job responsibilities of the marketing and public relations in a progressive health care environment.

Benefits to student:

  • Documentation necessary for academic credit for work completed during internship.
  • Opportunity for string book materials and byline recognition in internal publications.
  • Cafeteria discount.

Projects and responsibilities (including but not limited to the following):

  • Write, edit and prepare correspondence and news releases as assigned.
  • Research/produce articles for web page and publications including employee newsletter, physician newsletter and other internal publications.
  • Assists with newspaper clips and photo files.
  • Assists with inventory, filing projects and assembling mailings.
  • Assist with physician and industry marketing.
  • Updates media mailing list.
  • Shoots photos of events as assigned.
  • Assists with special events.
  • Performs miscellaneous job functions as assigned.

Candidate should have:

  • Academic approval for course credit for internship.
  • Completed at least two years of study in courses related to field of journalism, public relations, marketing or communications. (With advisor’s recommendation, candidate may be currently enrolled in courses to meet this obligation.)
  • Strong writing and organizational skills.
  • Experience or familiarity with basic journalism practices and AP style.
  • Microsoft Word, Access or similar word processing and data base experience.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Willingness to commit not less than 10 hours a week (or as needed for course credit) at Deaconess Hospital marketing office, located in the Deaconess Professional Building, 5300 N. Grand, Oklahoma City. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to dress professionally, following Deaconess dress code.

Interested applicants should send writing samples, copies of their transcripts and resume to:
Deaconess Marketing
5501 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: 604-6129
FAX: 604-6279

Tulsa Nonprofit Internship

Position Location: Tulsa, Okla.

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter: Marketing Internship

Program Goal:
The internship program at the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter is designed to provide interns with a realistic, hands-on perspective of the marketing/public relations profession. In the process, interns gain valuable, resume-building skills, experiences and work samples.

Coursework in communications, public relations or related field preferred. Must possess a willingness to work with a diverse group of individuals. Must have good organizational, customer service, excellent computer and time management skills.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit correspondence including news releases, web stories and magazine articles for a variety of clients.
  • Assist with promotions and events.
  • Collaborate and communicate with other members of the Marketing and Program Department
  • Assist in the preparation of organization newsletter
  • Website administration: develop local chapter presence on social media sites including Twitter, MySpace and Facebook, and regularly update content provided by VP of Marketing and Programs
  • Provide a weekly report with status of projects and hours spent on projects

Candidate Should Have:

  • Academic approval for internship course credit.
  • Completed at least two years of study in journalism/public relations degree tract.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, InDesign, Photoshop, e-mail, Internet and PowerPoint.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience and familiarity with basic journalism practices and AP style.
  • Strong desire to participate in a team environment.
  • Professional dress and demeanor.
  • At least 10-15 hours a week to devote to the internship. Hours are flexible. May work from home computer with access to email and Internet.

Tonda Ames, VP of Marketing and Programs 918-481-7782

Paid Internship in Edmond for Summer

Marketing or Communications Major Preferred Integrate yourself in the economic hub of Edmond. The EEDA is seeking an intern to aid in the assistance and promotion of available real estate in Edmond.

Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel is necessary. Proficient writing skills are required. The intern will gain experience in the marketing of available Edmond real estate and establish a general knowledge of the workings of an economic development organization. Work 10-15 hours per week earning $7.50 an hour.

Please email cover letter and resume to Toni Weinmeister at tw@eeda.com by May 15, 2009.

Very Interesting Internship in Stillwater - Paid

Increasing the 2010 Census Response Rate
A City of Stillwater Internship Position

Working together, the City of Stillwater and the Chamber of Commerce are seeking an intern, or interns, to lead an effort to increase the response rate to the 2010 census. The goal is increase the number of individuals who complete the census in order to achieve a population of 50,001. Because of the large number of students, college communities have historically been undercounted. There is strong evidence that this has occurred for Stillwater. Achieving a population of 50,001 will bring a variety of positive benefits to our community.

The Project
A strategic plan for increasing the response has been provided to the City of Stillwater by a marketing research firm. The intern will work closely with the Office of the Mayor and the Chamber of Commerce to implement the plan. The major focus of the plan is to employ various marketing and public relations tactics to influence OSU students to complete the 2010 census forms. Similar plans have been successful in other college communities.

The Timeline
The Mayor would like to have the project begin as quickly as possible. It will continue through the end of the Spring semester of 2010.

Funding will be available to support the intern. In addition, course credit may be available as well.

Contact Person
The initial contact person is Professor John Mowen in the Spears School of Business (john.mowen@okstate.edu; 405-744-5112). He will provide you will additional information on the project, as well as a copy of the strategic plan. Hiring decisions will be made by the Office of the Mayor and the Chamber of Commerce.

Downtown OKC Internships for Summer & Fall - Paid

Downtown OKC Inc., is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic public relations/communications/event intern. Be part of exciting events, including a 5K run, an outdoor concert series, and Oklahoma City’s premier winter event: Downtown in December. Gain excellent experience for your portfolio and many networking opportunities!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and coordination of Downtown in December special events including Snow Tubing at the Brick, the Downtown in December Ice Rink and Holidays on the Canal.
  • Assist with special events produced by Downtown OKC, Inc. including set up, tear down, scheduling, etc.
  • Write and edit press releases
  • Assist with website updates.
  • Assist with occasional photography and basic graphic design.

Summer 2009 position is from June 1 – July 31, 2009, 15-25 hours per week. Fall 2009 position is from September 1 – December 18, 2009, 10-15 hours per week.

Downtown OKC Inc. offers free, covered parking and a $500 stipend at the end of the internship. To learn more about Downtown OKC Inc. and Downtown in December visit www.downtownokc.com


  • Junior or senior pursuing bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or related field.
  • Strong writing and editing skills and familiarity with AP style
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Summer: May 15
or until position is filled. Fall: August 15 or until position is filled.

Please e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to Jessica@downtownokc.com or (405) 235-3501.

Nonprofit PR Internship - Unpaid

Infant Crisis Services, Inc. in Oklahoma City is seeking qualified intern candidates. Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience working on varied public relations tasks for a nonprofit organization. Internship is unpaid. Hours are arranged to the mutual satisfaction of both the agency and the student.


  • Junior or senior pursuing bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Strong writing skills and familiarity with AP style
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess strong editing and proofreading ability
  • Ability to conduct research through various methods
  • Ability to excel in a diverse, collaborative team environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines and take detailed direction
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, e-mail, internet and social media

Basic Job Requirements:

  • Participate in the planning and creative process for developing public relations campaigns
  • Write and edit press releases, web stories and newsletter articles
  • Provide media relations support and follow up
  • Assist with special event fund raisers
  • Update and maintain third-party multimedia partner sites (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


  • Safe working environment
  • Office setting

Application Process: Fax, mail or E-mail cover letter and resume.

Contact Person: Jo Lynne Jones, Director of Operations
Fax Number: (405) 528-1290
E-mail: jojones@infantcrisis.org

Political PR Internship for Fall - Mostly Unpaid

Oklahoma State Senate
State Capitol, Room 309-20
2300 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4808

Internship Announcement: Senate Communications Division
(Unpaid position/For college credit only.)

Fall Semester – 2009 (Limited number of positions available.)
Preference: Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Preference: A major or minor emphasis in journalism, public relations, political science or government

Internship Description:
Interns for the Senate Communications Division are responsible for assisting staff with day to day responsibilities, including distribution of news clippings internally, as well as filing and faxing press releases. Interns may also be required to write "form" press releases which require specific information to be entered into a standard template. Interns may also be asked to assist the communications staff during press conferences and other media events. Work hours will be arranged to fit the student’s schedule. Morning work hours are preferred.

Criteria for intern applicants with the Senate Communications Division:

  • Applicants should be able to touch-type, with a net speed of approximately 45 wpm.
  • Applicants must have good internet skills and be adept at using the internet for research, writing, and emailing press releases.
  • Applicants will interview for the intern position.

A $100 transportation stipend is provided at the successful completion of the internship.

An internship with the Senate Communications Division will provide students insight as to the relationship between elected officials and the media as well as a first hand look at representative democracy in action. Interested students should have a high interest in government and communications, be responsible and accountable for their work, and behave in a mature and professional manner in the office setting.

First, contact your college campus Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, or Government Internship Department about the college requirements regarding internships used for college credit.

Contact Fran Little, Intern Coordinator, Oklahoma State Senate, 405/530-2353, or at little@oksenate.gov.

PR / Marketing Internship - Unpaid

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is seeking qualified intern candidates for summer 2009. Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience working on varied public relations and marketing tasks for a nonprofit organization. Internship is unpaid. Hours are arranged to the mutual satisfaction of both the Museum and the student.


  • Junior or senior pursuing bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Strong writing skills and familiarity with AP style
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work 12 to 16 hours a week

To apply for an internship, please submit cover letter and résumé
by April 10 to: lbaker@nationalcowboymuseum.org