John Guilfoil Public Relations seeks a Public Relations Intern to work with its growing number of police, fire, government, school and non-profit clients and to aid the JGPR Account Executives and Coordinators in their roles. The Public Relations Intern position is an excellent role for someone looking to enter the field of public relations, and for those with an interest in criminal justice, public safety, municipal government and/or education. The Public Relations Intern will learn the vital skills needed to successfully maintain numerous public relations campaigns for a wide range of clientele. The intern reports to the Account Executives/Coordinators and is eligible to intern for up to 20 hours per week, starting at the beginning of each term. This position is unpaid and college credit must be obtained. Beginning in summer 2021, positions are located at JGPR’s Canton office (off the Canton Center MBTA station) and JGPR’s north office (exact location TBD). Remote positions can also be discussed.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Works in conjunction with Account Coordinators and Executives to write and edit press releases for approximately 300 police and fire departments, school districts and municipal government agencies. Interacts with public safety and government officials to collect information to craft fluid press releases that will be distributed to local, state and national media outlets.
  • Complete research projects to include new clients, client tracking, media clips, outreach efforts and more.
  • Assist with graphic design and/or video projects.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills with knowledge of AP Style
  • Able to work under pressure and on tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and use of discretion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of WordPress platforms a plus
  • Graphic design skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva a plus

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to leah@jgpr.net, and put “Public Relations Intern” in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a writing test.

Duration: May – August

To apply for this job email your details to leah@jgpr.net