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Public Relations Intern

Minnesota Children's Museum



 

Organization Summary:

About Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We are dedicated to providing children with a hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. With locations in St. Paul, Rochester, and the Mall of America, MCM employs 65 full-time and 65 part-time employees and engages over 1,300 volunteers annually. At MCM our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve and Strive.

Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers. Applicants from diverse populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


(https://mcm.org/)

 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Administration and Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: Unpaid
Hours: 10-12 
 

Primary Duties:

Position Summary

We seek 1-2 enthusiastic individuals looking to gain experience in media relations, pitching, digital storytelling and social media at a non-profit serving over 400,000 visitors a year in sparking children’s learning through play. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. 

Major Job Accountabilities

The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and museum staff. All duties will be carried out with the direction and supervision of the External Relations department.

  • Fully support company’s PR strategy and execute it in different phases
  • Create and curate engaging content
  • Communicate and build relationships with current or prospect clients
  • Effectively utilize company’s social media and blogs
  • Create and distribute press releases
  • Build and update media lists and databases
  • Schedule, coordinate and attend various events
  • Perform research and market analysis activities
  • Assist in administrative duties, including compiling contact lists, assisting with mailings and print production, and searching for press clippings.

Experience:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Formal education in journalism, public relations, or related field
     
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Knowledge and experience with AP style
  • Solid understanding of the different social networks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills, including efficiency with MS Office and the ability to maintain databases
  • Passion for the PR industry and its best practices

Training Provided

  1. Intern orientation
  2. Policies and practices of communications in a nonprofit cultural institution
  3. Optional free trainings: The Ways of Play

 

Additional Info:

Application Process

Please include the following with your application:

  • LinkedIn profile 
  • Portfolio of volunteer and/or professional experience relevant to the position you are applying for.  
    • This includes photography, videos, published written work and links to public social media accounts that you contribute to.  

Applications accepted until positions are filled.      


How To Apply:

https://mcm.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/6187c7ae-955f-4ab0-d4ff-c6df151ba1bc/apply?source=567083-CS-21817


 

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