Loyola University / Communication Internships

Public Relations: Baltimore City Recreation and Parks


Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks needs creative and enthusiastic fall/spring/summer interns to tackle a variety of assignments. Our multi-faceted office handles the full spectrum of marketing, advertising, public relations, communications and strategic planning.

This is no ordinary internship. While we may ask you to make a few photocopies, our expectation is that you will contribute fully as a part of our team. Your reward: hands-on experience working with local government, campaigns and helping children.

Interns will work directly with experienced PR specialists and award-winning graphic designers on assignments. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing and editing, media research, drafting support materials (press releases, pitch letters, etc.) and other tasks as warranted.

This should be a great opportunity for someone who is looking to build his or her skill set and resume. As an added bonus, it is a great place to work with great people. These internships are only for those who are serious about pursuing a career in public relations or writing.

Successful intern candidates will be: junior- or senior-status with at least one previous internship. Graduate students are also welcome to apply; superb writers, with the clips to prove it; creative; flexible, enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working; dedicated to making a difference and loves working with children; gracious, diplomatic, flexible and able to thrive under pressure; resourceful researchers; computer savvy—familiar with Bacon’s and the Internet; ability to have fun; able to maintain a sense of humor. Graphic arts or photography experience a plus.

Submit a cover letter, resume and two published writing samples to kia.mcleod@baltimorecity.gov or via fax: (410) 889-3856. No telephone calls, please. Internships are paid; negotiable based on experience.

Journalism/Broadcast: Emma Bowen Foundation (PAID)

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation is currently seeking high school juniors, high school seniors, and college freshman for PAID summer internships in television, radio, or cable stations in various US cities (see attachment for list of cities). Eligible students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, an interest in media, and plan or currently attend a 4- year college. Selected candidates will work every summer throughout their college years, as well as earn an hourly salary and
matching scholarship dollars to help pay for college expenses.

Please visit our website: www.emmabowenfoundation.com to learn more about
our program and to obtain an application. The application deadline is February 16, 2007.

The Foundation's mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

Since 1989, we have successfully placed hundreds of high school and college students in various media companies throughout the United States.

Public Relations/Governmental Affairs: MD Governor's Summer Internship Program (paid)

The 2007 Maryland Governor’s Summer Internship Program
A ten week stipend position (June 4-August 10, 2007)
exploring career opportunities at state agencies and in the Governor’s Office.

In order to qualify applicants must:
- Be members of the Class of 2008 or 2009, all major accepted
- Have good academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher)
- Have demonstrated leadership and service experience

Applications are available on line at www.shrivercenter.org/gsip/ or
in The Career Center at Loyola College in Maryland
College Center West 002m (410) 617-2232
Completed applications must be returned to Loyola’s Career Center
By Thursday, February 15, 2007

Public Relations: Hospice of the Chesapeake

Public Relations Intern for Hospice of the Chesapeake
Intern description for one academic semester

Position Summary: The public relations intern will be responsible in assisting the department with media relations, community outreach, collateral production, special events and business networking opportunities in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.
Days and times flexible (a few weeknights & weekends for special events); Reliable transportation; Non-paid position; One semester; Based in Annapolis or Landover;

Responsibilities and Functions:
• Assist with implementation of communications plan
• Write calendar notices, announcements, press releases and PSAs for media
• Write articles and captions for community newsletter and internal staff newsletter
• Seek opportunities for external stories (gather information, conduct interviews, write articles) with guidance from Public Relations Manager(s)
• Maintain and update media lists
• Maintain press clippings documentation (online, on paper and on staff bulletin board (internal)
• Track inventory and place orders for collateral materials
• Take digital photos and transfer to electronic files
• Assist with the planning of special events (including fundraisers)
• Assist in scheduling volunteers to work community outreach events
• Work community outreach events with staff and/or volunteers
• Participate and attend organization-wide events and meetings when appropriate
• Participate in business networking / industry specific events
• Schedule and provide support to Public Relations Manager(s) for speaking opportunities
• Assist Vice President on special projects as assigned

- Dana Disborough – Public Relations Manager, Anne Arundel County
443-837-1536 or ddisborough@hospicechesapeake.org

- Anne Stavely – Public Relations Manager, Prince George’s County
301-499-4500 or astavely@hospicechesapeake.org

Hospice of the Chesapeake mission statement:
Hospice of the Chesapeake improves the quality of life for those in our communities experiencing advanced illness or bereavement through hospice and other palliative care, compassionate support and education.