Monday, May 3, 2010

Public Relations Intern, Destination DC, Washington, DC

Public Relations Intern, Destination DC, Washington, DC

Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for the
nation’s capital, is currently seeking a summer intern to assist the
organization’s PR team.
Duties/responsibilities include:
• working with PR team to fulfill media requests;
• creating and maintaining media lists;
• assisting PR team with proactive journalist outreach;
• fulfilling b-roll, press kit and image requests;
• assisting with the copywriting and editing of Destination DC’s
website and publications;
fact-checking and research; and
• handling special projects or other duties as assigned.

Experience, competencies, education:
• Applicants must be junior or senior year college students in
good standing.
• Communications, marketing, public relations and English majors
strongly preferred.
• Strong writing skills required.
• Familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter)
• Previous internship experience a plus.
• Familiarity with AP Style and Cision Mediasource/ Cisionpoint
a plus.
• Commitment of one summer (May or June – August) is required.
The internship may be extended to the fall semester at the agreement of
the student and supervisor.
• Candidates must be able to commit at least 15-20 hours per
week to the position.
• This is an unpaid position. Destination DC will work with
intern to complete the paperwork necessary to obtain school credit.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:
Carla Barry-Austin
Media Relations Manager
Destination DC

About Destination DC: Destination DC, the lead destination marketing
organization for the nation’s capital, is a private, non-profit
membership organization of nearly 1,000 businesses committed to
marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special
events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and
historic communities.

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