The Optical Society, a prestigious non-profit, scientific professional society in Dupont Circle, is seeking a college-level intern majoring in public relations/integrated communications to work in the PR/communications department. Position Summary:
Writing, Research & Analytics
Write/Post social media content (as needed)
Edit/Draft news releases (as needed)
Post approved news releases to the OSA website
Assist with updating OSA web content
Assist with PR support for conferences/tradeshows
Assist with developing multi-media strategies to promote OSA programs
Draft weekly OSAP Journal Report
Draft monthly Optica Report
Assist with monthly social media analytics excel pull
Request Banner Ad/Images for OSA news releases
Other duties as assigned
Position requires strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and superior writing ability. You will gain practical, hands-on public relations experience at a national non-profit organization. Assignments will be comparable to those of an entry-level PR position and will give you a well-rounded introduction to a fast-paced PR environment.
Education & Experience:
College-level coursework in public relations and/or integrated communications
Familiarity with social media and media relations tactics
Experience using Microsoft office software
Skills & Abilities:
Interpersonal and written communication skills required for internal and external contacts
Ability to manage workflow with daily deadlines
Strong organizational and project management skills
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Send resume, cover letter and two page writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Term: Summer 2019, part-time (15 -20 hours per week). Stipend/hourly rate to commensurate with experience.
About The Optical Society
The Optical Society’s (OSA) mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. OSA’s commitment to excellence and long-term learning is the driving force behind all its initiatives.
Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.
OSA was founded more than 90 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA - The Optical Society.