The Public Relations Intern (title could also be Fellow or Volunteer, based on applicant's goals) at CAIR-WA will be part of a highly challenging, highly rewarding un-paid 1-year internship where the intern will build valuable relationships with numerous media professionals, deliver measurable societal impact, and gain immense professional-level public relations experience with the guidance of CAIR-WA's Executive Director, and a PR consultant, who has 25 years of professional PR experience.
Responsibilities may include:
- Plan and implement series of comprehensive trainings for diverse community members in media interview and presentation skills to prepare them for press conferences, in-studio appearances, public events and debates
- News release and op-ed commentary writing, editing, dissemination and media pitching for placement in at least 1 major media per month; breaking news, routine announcements and some legislature related news as warranted
- Media relations & editorial board meetings: develop and implement statewide plan to meet and develop relationships with editors of top news outlets in the NW. This will include editorial board meetings, deskside briefings with select news reporters; plan would include high-audience print, TV and radio appearances and interviews; plan would include developing content and presentation training for spokespersons meeting with news media; managing journalist relationship document to maximize value
- Comprehensive daily management of all social media initiatives and coordination of placements/updates to website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, and other social media on a daily basis to keep all content current
- Daily news/issues monitoring: researching real-time developments and providing talking points and next step tactical planning for CAIR-WA staff to be ready to participate in breaking news
- Development, completion and dissemination of weekly news digest e-mails to CAIR-WA stakeholders and supporters list; action alerts to community to motivate them to take specific actions as deemed appropriate
- Pitch and secure speaking events including presentations and lectures at civic and business clubs, university classes, and other forums of community and opinion leaders, by making initial contacts, pitching the event resulting in at least 2 per month. Includes research for appropriate speaking venues, presentation development, speaking scheduling, speaker calendar maintenance, media pitching for speaking events.
- Development, completion and dissemination of quarterly report
- Demonstrated ability to fulfill the above-mentioned responsibilities
- Possess strong logical reasoning skills
- Submit a writing sample of no more than 1 page, illustrating previous experience, skills, interest, and perspective
- Demonstrated ability to craft strategic, compelling messaging for target audiences
- Ability to work under very strict time constraints
- A strong interest in, and familiarity with broadcast, online & print media, especially concerning stories and issues related to Islam and Muslims. (See: www.cairseattle.org/SeattleTimes)
Time commitment: This particular position requires a 1-year commitment, with a minimum average of 20 hours per week. Most internships require all hours to be completed in the office, within the hours of 8:00am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday
Office location: Our physical office (different from our mailing address) is conveniently located near downtown Seattle just two blocks from Metro's International District Tunnel Station. Any bus that goes to downtown Seattle from across the Puget Sound region can drop you within 2 blocks of our office.
HOW TO APPLY: Please email email@example.com and, in the subject line, please clearly indicate the title(s) of the position(s) in which you are interested, in order of preference. Please include in your e-mail an explanation of why you are interested in this position, any relevant experience or skills, and your complete contact information (full name, email, and phone number).
You may also include a résumé and two references who have supervised you in a past volunteer position, internship or employment. Applicants must pass a background check. All volunteer positions at CAIR-WA are unpaid.
Students interested in receiving academic credit (college) or community service hours (high school) should indicate so in their e-mail. Credit may be arranged during the first week of the academic term.
ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN IMMEDIATELY we respond to applications year-round IMMEDIATELY as they are received, so apply now!
- Public Relations
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 20 hours per week, 1-year commitment required
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