PR Intern Sought

Intern Job Description/Posting

Winter 2012
Grand Rapids Community Foundation

15-20 hours per week, pay $8.40 per hour
Starting January until mid-May, 2012


  • Conduct research, perform interviews and write about Community Foundation grantees, donors and areas of funding for use in the quarterly journal, Current, printed pieces and for the web.
  • Write copy and produce audio and video for the Foundation’s website.
  • Learn the Foundation’s CMS and make web edits as needed.
  • Write and distribute press releases to the media, make follow up calls. Pitch story ideas.
  • Help with special events at the Community Foundation.
  • Conduct interviews and research, write articles, and produce video/audio as assigned for The Rapidian.
  • Manage the West Michigan Summer Camps website and its social media.
  • Help promote the Community Foundation’s scholarship programs and outreach efforts.


  • Junior or senior in college, journalism or communication major.
  • Excellent writer and self-editor.
  • Outgoing, assertive, confident personality – great customer service skills.
  • Well-organized, independent worker.
  • Understanding/knowledge of basic public relations and journalism principles.
  • Willingness to work hard and build a great portfolio.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, basic video and audio equipment.
  • Understanding and experience with social media.
  • Design ability is a plus.
  • Fun, good sense of humor.

Send resume and a few of your most excellent writing samples by December 12, 2011 to:

Roberta F. King, APR Vice President, PR & Marketing
Grand Rapids Community Foundation