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National Geographic

Organization:
National Geographic 
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Supervisor: 
Name: Megan Heltzel
Title: Communications Internship Coordinator 
Email: mheltzel@ngs.org
Phone: 202-457-8465

Type of Organization:
 Agency  Media Organization  Governmental Agency  Educational  Not-For-Profit  Manufacturer, Retailer or Service  Other

Major Recommended for Position : 
 Advertising  Public Relations  Visual Communications  Broadcast Journalism  Print Journalism  Mass Communications Concentration

Pay:
Unpaid; for credit only.

Term: 
Fall Spring Summer

Duties of Intern:
The Communications interns will assist with day-to-day media relations and will work closely with Communications department staff to promote all aspects of National Geographic, including its magazines, programs and products. School credit is required. Responsibilities 1. Provide general administrative support to the Communications department 2. Complete media research and compile media contact lists 3. Coordinate press mailings and other media contact lists 4. Draft press materials (pitches, media, advisories, fact sheets) 5. Event support

Skills Required for Internship:
Interns must be current college students (juniors and seniors preferred) working toward a degree in Communications, Media/Public Relations, Journalism or equivalent. Knowledge & Skill Requirements Candidates must be enthusiastic and detail-oriented with strong editing and writing skills (prior experiences with AP style a plus). He or she must be organized, with the availability to multitask under deadlines. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. He or she must also work well in a team environment and be capable of working independently when required. Previous internship experience a plus. The internship can be either full- or part-time and is an unpaid position. Successful candidate must arrange to receive college credit from their college or university. The dates of the internship will correspond with the summer semester, approximately June through early August. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Megan Heltzel Communications National Geographic Society 1145 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 202-457-8465 mheltzel@ngs.org Equal Opportunity Employer