Tuesday, January 12, 2010

PR Agency Intern for Nonprofit Science Client - Apply ASAP - Unpaid

Public Relations Intern – Spring 2010 - posted 01/05/2010

Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Company: 2010 FIRST Robotics Oklahoma Regional Competition
Contact Name: Anthony Triana
Contact Email: atriana@saxumpr.com
Contact Phone: 405 608 0445

Paid or Unpaid position: Unpaid
College Credit available: Yes

Opportunity Description:
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With the support of many of the world's most well-known companies, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC™) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for high-school students, FIRST® Lego® League (FLL) for children 9-14 years old, and Junior FIRST ® Lego® League (Jr.FLL) for 6 to 9 year-olds. To learn more about First, go to www.usfirst.org.

The 2010 FIRST Robotics Oklahoma Regional Competitions will take place in Oklahoma City from March 25-28, 2010.

Benefits to Student:

  • Receive hands-on, real-world experience on public relations and media campaigns, project planning, research and intelligence gathering, writing, brand development and many others.
  • Build up professional portfolios
  • Gain industry knowledge and make professional contacts

Intern will be required to perform the following tasks:

  1. Assist staff with public relations activities such as writing press releases, media advisories, working with local media outlets, supporting technical and event planning items, etc.
  2. Conduct research and maintain databases, such as media list databases, tracking media results, etc.
  3. Assist with social media plans and strategies
  4. Participate in committee meetings and conferences when necessary
  5. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to taking notes in meetings and other administrative tasks.

Applicants should be juniors, seniors or graduate students with a background in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications or broadcast journalism.


  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Organized and detailed orientated with a proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to conduct research through various methods
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week
  • Spring 2010 semester (January 11 - April 23)

Application instructions:
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Anthony Triana via email at atriana@saxumpr.com

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