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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Media Relations

Send a resume with cover letter and references to:
Mikhael Mei Williams
Director of Media Relations
Maryland Institute College of Art
No phone calls or faxes, please.

DEPARTMENT: MICA - Media Relations, Office of Communications
SUPERVISOR: Director of Media Relations
HOURS: 20 hours per week, schedule negotiable
DURATION: Not less than 16 weeks
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. Work study/school credit is encouraged.

The semester-long internship in MICA Media Relations provides an opportunity for candidates interested in a career in arts and/or higher education communications to receive a complete overview of the workings of a busy public relations office. Interns will have the unparalleled opportunity to interact cross-departmentally on diverse projects at one of the country’s premiere colleges of art and design.
Under the supervision of the Director of Media Relations, the Public Relations and Marketing Intern works with the department to facilitate outreach and communications efforts for specific events and programs taking place at MICA. The intern will assist in research, organizational management and content gathering for Juxtapositions, MICA’s bi-monthly event publication. The intern will also assist with developing press lists, writing/editing releases, preparing press kits and following up on general press related inquiries.

• Provide organizational and administrative support for the department to facilitate the production of printed and electronic communications & outreach materials.
• Assist in writing routine press releases and media alerts.
• Research and compile distribution lists to help publicize campus programs and events.
• Assist in cataloging press clippings, maintaining media clip database and compile weekly media coverage reports for Director to disseminate via email to MICA staff.
• Make follow-up phone calls for events and program media pitches.
Ideal candidates must possess outstanding writing and communications skills with keen attention to detail and editing; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; a proven track record of prioritizing and completing multiple assignments and a self-starter that is able to work both independently and within a team setting. He or she should be comfortable working in a busy and diverse office environment and interacting regularly with both internal clients and media contacts.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite a must with additional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred.