Open positions: Internship Opportunity – Public Affairs

Open positions:
Internship Opportunity – Public Affairs
The public affairs intern is responsible for providing administrative public relations and internal
communications support as part of a busy public affairs team. This individual will provide ongoing media
relations and clerical support to the Public Affairs group by:
Supporting communications initiatives that address drug abuse prevention and education for families
Conducting research for various materials, including media kits, press releases, newsletters, etc.
Utilizing interactive applications and websites to leverage PR opportunities
Managing multiple projects with concurrent and tight deadlines
Major Responsibilities
Contribute copy to various organizational publications, including press releases, news blogs, etc.
Respond to external requests from the community and manage a variety of community relations
duties
Monitor news pertinent to drugs/other issues relevant to the organization via web, TV and print
Assemble and organize press kits
Update email communications binder
Manage competition/awards entries
Provide overall administrative support to the public affairs group
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a currently-enrolled college student in the NYC area pursuing a degree in English,
journalism, public relations, communications or a related field. In addition, the student must possess strong
writing skills, the ability to multitask, able to work in an independent manner and also meet deadlines.
Strong proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications is also required.
How to Apply
The Partnership values diversity in our workforce and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Please send your resume, cover letter and salary history to [email protected] No phone calls, please.
Internship Opportunity – National Media
The National Media team seeks an Intern to become part of a vibrant and enthusiastic team at The
Partnership at Drugfree.org. The National Media team acts a champion for the organization: promoting our
cause, the latest advertising campaigns and extensive resources for parents to secure donated media time
and space. This is accomplished by a combination of attending networking events, in person meetings, cold
calls, emails, and new business presentations as well as managing and growing all existing media
relationships. The internship provides a great opportunity to work alongside individuals who are committed
to mentoring and training a student in the process of transitioning into the work world.
Major Responsibilities
Google Analytics – monitoring and tracking of digital support on a monthly basis
MLB Play Healthy Awards – research on sponsorship opportunities and outreach; preparing updates to
the Play Healthy site
Magazine tracking and filing of print PSA’s
Research of Business to Business/community advertising
Local PSA distribution – mailings and cover letters
National Media Excellence Awards – compiling information regarding major media supporters and
researching award options/costs
Attend National Media sales calls and Partnership meetings where appropriate
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a currently-enrolled college student in the NYC area pursuing a degree in
advertising, communications or a related field. In addition, the student must possess strong writing skills,
the ability to multitask, able to work in an independent manner and also think creatively with strategic
objectives in mind. Strong proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications is also required.
How to Apply
The Partnership values diversity in our workforce and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Please send your resume, cover letter and salary history to [email protected] No phone calls, please.