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Public Relations / Marketing Internship

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The internship program is open to candidates, 18 or older, currently enrolled or recently graduated from college, with an interest in public relations, social media, communications, and marketing.

2020 Intern dates are as follows:  Application Deadlines:
Spring: Jan. 20 – May 1 Spring: Nov. 1
Summer: May 20 – Aug. 7 Summer: Mar. 1
Fall: Aug.24 – Dec. 4 Fall: July 1

 

The Public Relations / Marketing Intern will assist BPZ staff with the following duties:

  • create and post engaging content for social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
  • participate in stakeholder engagement meetings and events
  • attend events and activities for “live” posting; tweeting, Instagram stories, etc. as well as collecting digital content for future use
  • organize digital content
  • develop goals for social media content, engagement, promotion, and education
  • assist with creating press releases
  • develop a campaign to increase collection of email addresses at Blank Park Zoo events
  • assist with updating content on Blank Park Zoo’s website

Requirements:

  • College student in good standing, studying communications, marketing, or related field
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Capable of lifting 25 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in all weather conditions
  • Available to work 15-20 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm, may include some weekends
  • Experience with computers and working knowledge of social media platforms
  • Photography and videography experience a plus
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Must have excellent writing skills
  • Must be comfortable with animals of all kinds
  • Must be able to independently and take initiative
  • Select and execute a project with the help of staff, which will be presented at the completion of the internship.
  • Complete BPZ intern courses
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