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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.