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Communications Intern

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Communications Internship

Summer 2019

Position Description

The Communications intern is a part-time unpaid practicum. The intern reports directly to the Director of Communications and learns about the successful promotion and marketing of the events and programs of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).

The internship is designed to provide the student with a broad-based learning experience, so that they are exposed to the skills needed to communicate effectively through public relations, social media and marketing for events of a national caliber. Director of Communications and department team work with the student to identify projects that meet their educational and career goals. Projects may include:

  • Learning to craft appropriate social media messaging to promote BOPA’s festivals, events, exhibitions and programs
  • Improving writing skills by drafting press releases, media advisories and email marketing items as needed
  • Understanding the importance of creating and maintaining a social media editorial calendar and a public relations/marketing timeline through the contribution of content
  • Learning how to track media coverage of BOPA programs and events within the appropriate software
  • Gaining the experience of digital content communication of web sites through practical training on various web platforms
  • Obtaining tangible career experience through on-site participation at event media centers as needed
  • Understanding the goals and objectives of creative communications plans by conducting research

Skill Set Required

Qualifications

  • Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • Major in Communications, Marketing, Digital Media or related program
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; able to provide outstanding customer service to organization
  • Ability to multi-task; superior attention to detail; strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Hours & Compensation

  • Must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation. (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
  • Parking or Monthly Transit Pass to Downtown Baltimore may be provided upon availability.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Communications, Marketing, Public Relations

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Application Instructions

To Apply for an Internship:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing samples by email to: humanresources@promotionandarts.org.   In the Subject Line of your email, please identify the name of the internship and the semester for which you are applying.

Application Deadlines:

Application due no later than April 15, 2019.

Headquarters

10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, produces events and arts programs as well as manages several facilities. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City Baltimore, New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape which is America’s largest free arts festival, the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

In the past, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate or assist with large-scale city events.  The activities include the Ravens Rally Super Bowl Send-Off and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2001 and 2013; Miss USA in 2005 and 2006; Baltimore's Celebration of the Army-Navy Game in 2000 and 2007; the Star-Spangled Salute to Michael Phelps in 2008, the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the NFL Kick-Off in 2013. Currently, BOPA is preparing for exciting upcoming events in 2017 including the second annual Light City Baltimore March 31st - April 8th 2017. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program and Bright StArts Workshops For Children. BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.