Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Media Relations Intern – 2011 Spring Semester, National Headquarters, American Lung Association, Washington, DC

Media Relations Intern – 2011 Spring Semester, National Headquarters, American Lung Association, Washington, DC

You can make a difference at one of the nation’s leading health nonprofits. Join the American Lung Association in the fight against tobacco, lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, air pollution and lung health issues that afflict millions of people. We have a proud history of success in legislation, legal action, regulation and policy change that places us in the forefront of the most important public health and environmental issues facing our nation. Work with us to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and to stop the spread of lung disease tomorrow.

Responsibilities include:
Be a part of the national headquarters media relations team. Help the American Lung Association achieve its mission by working with the media community to convey the organization’s efforts in asthma management, tobacco control and clean air.

The intern will gain practical experience in a variety of media relations projects and activities. Working in a fast-paced environment, you will pinpoint target media contacts and assist the Association with cultivating those relationships, sit in on conference calls and join in brainstorming sessions, and actively participate in the day-to-day activities of our busy Media Relations Department.

Work Schedule:
Up to 20 hours per week during normal business hours

Base Pay:


We seek an enthusiastic and reliable individual who is knowledgeable about media relations and interested in developing career skills. Candidates must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior with a GPA of 3.5 or above. Candidates must have basic knowledge of media relations from prior studies, internships or volunteer work. Strong research, writing, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills are important.

Application Procedure:
Please send a résumé, letter of interest, and writing sample to:

Jan Mahumed
Director, Administration & Office Services

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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