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MEDIA RELATIONS ASSOCIATE (Unpaid Internship) National Civilian Community Corps -ATLANTIC REGION POSITION SUMMARY: The Media Relations Associate works on media and public relations related projects for the National Civilian Community Corps campus in Perry Point, MD. The Media Relations Associate will report to the Community Relations Specialist (CRS) with additional support from the Community Relations Support Team Leader.

MEDIA RELATED DUTIES Write and edit media materials Distribute press releases Prepare and send follow up communications Assist with the production of various newsletters Draft and prepare social media content Compile data for media and marketing reports Create and prepare standard press kits Obtain and store copies of newspaper clippings and other printed media Research, develop and maintain media lists Monitor news for NCCC Atlantic Region related stories Monitor and organize the photo libraries Attend events and projects to gather photos and stories Assist in developing communication strategies Other communications-related administrative tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: This internship is open to college students. College students studying communications, visual or graphic design, marketing or public relations are encouraged to apply. Other: Must have a current driver's license and be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident. Skills and Knowledge: Excellent written and verbal skills, an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Experience with media or marketing through previous job or internship a plus. Experience with computer software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Abode preferred. Familiarity with Google applications is necessary.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to SMcKenzie@cns.gov

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship with great opportunities for professional development and hands-on experience at a government agency. This internship should appeal to those with an interest in marketing, design, communications, volunteerism and service. Exceptional interns can obtain letters of recommendation upon completion of internship.


PROVISIONS: The intern will have a designated workspace with access to office equipment and supplies such as a computer, phone, fax, etc. The intern will be set up with a generic email account for internal and external communications.

REPORTS TO: Community Relations Specialist Contact: Sam McKenzie, smckenzie@cns.gov WORKSITE: 15 Boilerhouse Road, Perry Point, MD 21902. The intern has the option to telework two days a week and work at the worksite one day a week.

TIME FRAME: Start date is open to begin as soon as possible. Total duration not to exceed 4 consecutive months total. Up to 20 hours per week. Monday – 12PM – 4:30PM, Wednesday 12PM – 4:30 PM, Friday – 12PM – 4:30PM

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NCCC: Visit our website www.americorps.gov/nccc , follow us on Twitter- www.twitter.com/americorpsnccc, become a fan of AmeriCorps NCCC on Facebook, read us on blogger http://ncccblog.americorps.gov/, or check out our photos on: http://picasaweb.google.com/AtlanticRegionPhotosXVII AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, national service program in which 1,100 young adults serve nationwide each year. During their 10-month term, Corps Members – all 18 to 24 years old – work on teams of eight to 12 on projects that address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Members mentor students, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, respond to natural disasters, clean up streams, help communities develop emergency plans, and address countless other local needs. The Atlantic Region campus in Perry Point is one of five regional hubs in the United States and serves fourteen states in the northeast part of the country. The other campuses are located in Denver, Colorado, Sacramento, California, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Vinton, Iowa. In exchange for their service, Corps Members receive $5,550 to help pay for college, or to pay back existing student loans. Other benefits include a small living stipend, room and board, leadership development, increased self-confidence, and the knowledge that, through active citizenship, people can indeed make a difference. AmeriCorps NCCC is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency. The Corporation improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. For more information about AmeriCorps NCCC, visit the website at www.americorps.gov/nccc.


Media Relations Internship