Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nonprofits Water Sports Internship, Fall 2011, unpaid

Public Relations Internship - posted 07/26/2011
Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation

Contact Email:
Contact Name: Sherry Andrusiak

Opportunity Description:
The OKC Boathouse Foundation promotes the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world-class urban aquatic venue and provides access to rowing, kayaking and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities. OKCBF programs pursue the highest goals of sports and embrace the principles of the Olympic spirit, which inspire athletes to work toward personal excellence, embrace the power of teamwork, and practice respect for all people and the environment. Learn more about us at

Program Goal:
This internship is designed to provide interns with a realistic, hands-on perspective of the public relations role in a non-profit organization. In the process, interns gain valuable, resume-building skills, experiences and work samples.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Write and generate content for newsletter copy, marketing collateral, web news stories, news releases, and social media.
Provide media relations and social marketing planning, support, and follow up.
Assist with promotions and events.
Assist with research projects.
Participate in planning and the creative process.
Collaborate and communicate with other members of the OKCBF team.
Candidate Should Have:

Completed at least two years of study in journalism/public relations degree tract.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, e-mail, Internet, and Social Media platforms.
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 20-25 hours a week to devote to the internship.
Hours are flexible. Position is unpaid and does not qualify for benefits. Semester-long internships are available year round and college credit is available.

Submit cover letter and resume to: Sherry Andrusiak OKCBF 725 S. Lincoln Blvd Oklahoma City, OK 73129 Office: (405) 552-4040 Fax: (405) 232-5901

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