Apply using this link: http://volunteers.humanesociety.org/index.php?section=volunteerOpportunities&action=view&fwID=552
We are currently accepting Fall 2021 applications. We are no longer accepting Summer 2021 applications.
Please note you will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample with your application.
The Media Relations department, which serves as a resource for journalists, disseminating news on a broad range of animal issues and arranging media interviews with subject experts at the organization, is seeking interns (click to view expanded position description) who desire real-world experience in media relations.
Interns will gain experience writing short-form Twitter content, press releases and preparing other written documents for the media, using Meltwater software to target reporters for pitches, making calls to reporters to garner interest in HSUS stories and working on long-term media campaigns with members of our diverse Media Relations team. Each intern will be invited to join regular strategic department meetings and will be brought in to help with larger, more complex projects that will foster teamwork and encourage creative thinking.
Ideal candidates have a desire to learn about media relations, possess strong communication skills, and work well independently. Previous experience in a non-profit organization, animal protection/advocacy organization, or animal shelter is a plus. Spanish proficiency is also a plus. Minimum time commitment is 15 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks.
This internship is unpaid; however, course credit can be arranged. Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.
Please note: This role is based in our Gaithersburg, Md. office; however, depending on future site limitations/closures due to Coronavirus, the role may need to be performed remotely/from home.