Special Events and Public Relations Intern

The Anti-Cruelty Society is accepting resumes for an unpaid Special Events and Public Relations Intern. The Special Events and Public Relations Intern will assists the Society’s Special Events Manager and Public Relations Manager with event and publicity needs. This includes assisting with the Society’s summer events, the Society’s Chicago Marathon team, other third party event requests, social media posts, press inquiries, student and partner public relations requests, and creation of internal and external communications. This is an unpaid position for credit from an accredited college or university.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing current social media efforts of the Society
  • Assisting with daily social media postings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest
  • Creating monthly eNews eblast
  • Monitor media spots
  • Assisting with management of media lists via Cision
  • Coordinate student, partner, and public requests for any public relations related visits
  • Assist with creation of press releases when needed
  • Assist with collection and creation of stories for Society magazine
  • Collect social media analytics monthly
  • Research sponsorship opportunities for annual 5k walk, Bark in the Park
  • Solicit for Small Business Sponsors for Bark in the Park
  • Gather and confirm logos for all Bark in the Park sponsors
  • Monitor Chicago Marathon team, Team Anti-Cruelty, Fundraising
  • Help with writing and creating weekly Team Anti-Cruelty e-blasts
  • Help with outreach and recruitment for Team Anti-Cruelty
  • Monitor, evaluate, and research 3rd party event requests
  • Add events to third party calendars
  • Update events calendar on website as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

An ideal candidate must possess in depth knowledge and use of social media sites, have a passion for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s mission and love of pets. Must also possess excellent communication (written and oral) skills, have the ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, have the ability to interact courteously and respectfully with supervisors, employees, volunteers, general public, and media and must be well organized, reliable, and accurate.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program with a major in Communications, Public Relations, Business, or related field.
  • Previous internship or related work experience preferred.
  • Available at least 20 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and occasional evening and weekend when needed.

Direct all resumes to:
The Anti-Cruelty Society
ATTN: Meshia Burrell, Director of HR
157 West Grand Avenue
Chicago IL  60654
Facsimile: (888) 391-0164
E-Mail: resumes@anticruelty.org
No phone calls please




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