Friday, May 29, 2009

Public Relations & Special Events Internship in OKC - Unpaid

Flexible Schedule
Office Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Some evening and weekend work is required during special events
Non-paid, University Credit Available

Company History:
The Harn Homestead is a non-profit historic museum dedicated to preserving the historic homestead that belonged to William Fremont Harn and to educating the public about the territorial years of Oklahoma. The museum encompasses 9.4 acres of original land run property and houses seven historical buildings. Annually over 15,000 public, private and homeschool children participate in the museum’s hands-on educational programming. In addition, another 10,000 guests visit the property for tours of Mr. & Mrs. Harn’s historic home. The Harn Homestead is available for private parties and corporate and civic events and also has four awareness events and one large fundraiser annually.

Job Description:
Internship primarily responsible for assisting Executive Director and Director of Special Events & Marketing with on-going public relations duties as well as preparation for the Harn Homestead’s special events including the “Hootenanny at the Harn” red dirt music event in September; the “Haunt the Harn” trick-or-treating event in October; and the “Territorial Christmas Celebration” holiday open house event in December. Duties may include running errands, assisting with event planning, securing and scheduling volunteers, data entry, phone calling, bulk mailing, fundraising, event set-up and decorationing, as well as assisting Education Director with teaching elementary students, giving guided tours, and gift shop sales.

Coursework in communications, public relations or related field preferred. Must possess a willingness to work with a diverse group of individuals in an outdoor environment. Must have good organizational, customer service, outside sales, public speaking, excellent computer and time management skills. Must be willing to dress in historic costumes that are provided when needed. Work is both outdoors and indoors and does entail a lot of walking and standing.

All applicants need to send a resume with a cover letter and references to Cher Golding at 1721 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or via email at No phone calls please. Since work is with elementary school children, qualified applicants will also need to undergo a background check.

Paid Bi-Lingual Public Relations Internship in OKC (Summer 2009)

Oklahoma City Public Schools is looking for a Spanish speaking (bi-lingual) public relations intern who wants to build their experience with a wide scope of public relations responsibilities. The intern will gain insight into education public relations, crisis communication, media relations, public relations planning, writing and editing copy, and event planning. The qualified candidate will leave the experience with solid portfolio samples and real life experience in a fast paced environment.


  • Write and edit correspondence including: speaking points, news releases, parent communication, web copy, and news letter copy.
  • Work with all Hispanic media outlets.
  • Event planning and promotion.
  • Photographing events with a digital 35mm camera.
  • Conduct research for public relations planning.
  • Work with communications team and district employees on projects and teams.

Candidate Should Have:

  • Academic approval for internship course credit.
  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, or mass communications and has completed at least two years of study.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Strong writing skills in English and Spanish and familiarity with AP style.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, e-mail, Internet and PowerPoint.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Strong desire to participate in a team environment.
  • Professional dress and behavior.
  • At least 20-25 daytime hours a week to devote to the internship. Hours are flexible.

Applicants must be enrolled in college.

Additional Application Information:
Selected candidate must be able to provide two forms of identification, a high school transcript or current college transcript, and pass an OSBI background check. The OSBI check will require a non-refundable money order payment of $25.

Compensation: $8 per hour. Position does not qualify for benefits. Semester-long internships are available year-round.

Starting Date: June/July 2009 through the completion of the 2009 Fall semester.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Kathleen Kennedy, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations
Oklahoma City Public Schools
900 N. Klein
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
405.587.0224 office
405.706.5573 cell

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dallas PR Agency Internship - Deadline is May 15

Lewis Public Relations, a Richardson-based multi-faced communications organization, is now accepting applications for its summer 2009 internship program. The duration and scope is to be determined by the firm’s assessment of the successful candidate’s potential and capabilities. Academic requirements of the successful candidate’s college or university will also be considered, if the internship is being used to fulfill a graduation requirement. Application deadline is 5 p.m. May 15, 2009. Applicants must be available for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks to be considered. No phone calls, please.

• Develop and maintain media lists
• Monitor and track media
• Develop and maintain clip reports
• Write pitch letters
• Pitch media
• Manage editorial calendar opportunities
• Assist in the development of press materials including news releases, fact sheets and backgrounders
• Write additional content and messages, including web content
• Attend and participate in client and team meetings
• Assist with research for new business opportunities and client presentations
• Participate in brainstorms
• Execute administrative project management responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications
• Current public relations student or recent graduate
• A degree or major in public relations, public affairs or corporate communications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Flexibility to work on a variety of projects
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Basic understanding of public relations through course work or prior internship experience
• Available for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks

Application Process
Applicants send cover letters and resumes to Interviews will be held via the telephone and personal meetings in Richardson, Texas. About Lewis Public Relations

Lewis Public Relations delivers public relations and other communications solutions directly to clients of the firm, as well as to organizations that work with a series of affiliated marketing communications firms. The Lewis team applies client-centric, strategic thinking to a broad range of client challenges and opportunities. Lewis Public Relations serves various businesses in industries such as automotive, association management, civil engineering, environmental technology, general technology, petroleum refining and marketing, residential real estate, risk management and insurance, telecommunications, transportation and logistics. For more information, visit

Marketing Communications Internship Nonprofit - Paid, Summer 09

Posted Aug. 5, 2009

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,, with cover letter, resume, and two writing samples by May 8th. OHC website:
Oklahoma Humanities Council
428. W. California Ave. Suite 270
Oklahoma City, OK 73120