The Community Relations & Communications (CRC) internship serves as support for the diverse CRC team. The Communications aspect provides support for research programs, educational offerings, aquarium exhibits, special events, and fundraising efforts. Duties within this arena include pitching stories to media outlets, responding to incoming media requests, updating media databases, monitoring story placements, gathering information for press releases, and assisting with events. Other responsibilities may include assisting with sales calls, distributing collateral materials to community partners, data entry, examining sales trends, assisting with events, and maintaining current communications materials for advertising, public relations, media relations, and promotions.
Intern responsibilities vary greatly and may include any of the following duties: website and newsletter writing, special event organization, donor tours, assistance with revenue generation projects, and community relation initiatives. Other responsibilities include assisting with sales calls, distributing collateral materials to community partners, data entry, examining sales trends, assisting with events, helping with press releases, working on social media campaigns, and maintaining current communications materials for advertising, public relations, media relations, and promotions.
Relevant majors include Sociology, Communications, Humanities, Nonprofit Management, Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Junior or senior level college students or graduates preferred. Preferred candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work independently in a fast-paced setting. Work hours are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri, though flexibility is required. After-hours events and weekend events might be a part of your experience. This internship can be on a part-time schedule with prior approval from the program manager.