Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World Vision Media Relations Intern: Spring 2010 (Washington, D.C.)

World Vision Media Relations Intern - Spring
(Washington, D.C.)

Employer Description:

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

You will work closely with professionals in media relations, and get a glimpse into a successful Christian non-profit organization and watch Christian faith lived out in the workplace.

This unpaid internship will be with the part of the media relations team (two people) that is focused on World Vision’s relationships with corporations as well as our domestic project work. You will be learning about our relationships with corporations, how we engage them from a PR perspective, and will conduct much-needed research on Corporate Social Responsibility, building media lists and compiling coverage reports.

Intern Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a university or college program, or be within 12 months of graduationIn agreement with the World Vision Core Values and Standard of Conduct and able to sign the Statement of FaithAble to successfully complete a background check in compliance with World Vision’s Child Protection policy
At least 18 years of age
Fluent in EnglishAuthorized to work in the U.S.

Intern Responsibilities
Scan daily op-eds and flag relevant ones to MR staff Monitor coverage of key topics, as assigned, including research for Daily Media Analysis
Scan other publications, internet sites and/or blogging sites as assigned by media coordinator
Organize and sort daily newspapers for media relations (MR) team

Scan designated industry publications / websites for important coverage related to health or education sectors
Compilation of research found on key topics (see Daily)

As assigned:
Conduct research and internet searches as assigned by media team
Make copies as assigned by media team
Make phone calls to media offices [ex: newspapers] as assigned by media team
Prepare and send correspondence as assigned by media team
Prepare and update a steady inventory of skeleton press kits, as needed, for key topics

Various requests as assigned by media team [following priority scale]
Follow up on emails and/or phone calls as delegated by media team

Duration & Hours:
Ideally, the successful candidate is able to begin in early January and stay through late May (end of spring semester). Hours are 25-30 hours per week. Scheduling can be discussed during interview process.

If interested in this position, please contact Anne Duffy at 202.572.6340 (office) or
e-mail your resume and cover letter with subject line “INTERNSHIP” to aduffy (at) worldvision (dot) org.

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