Photo: David Newman

Public Relations Intern – Summer


 Public Relations:

The primary function of the Visit Seattle Public Relations/Communications department is to increase the economic impact of tourism in the city and county through coverage in the media.  The department also oversees organizational and tourism industry communications.

Job description:              

The Public Relations Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and a profession in public relations.

 Hours:                                 20 hours per week

Timeline:                             Summer 2018; (3- and 6-month internships)

Scope of work:

Intern will participate in a number of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting visiting journalists: This may require fact checking of stories, coordinating photos, arranging interviews and working with local hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Assisting with web site posting, editing and photo procurement
  • Writing, editing and researching for press releases and pitches
  • Developing media lists and editorial calendars
  • Assembling press kits and general office coordination/assistance
  • Tracking media coverage through the department’s clipping service and compiling reports

Learning objectives:

This position is open to a Senior communications student interested in gaining real world experience working in an in-house PR and communications department.


Desired Skills:

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Senior undergraduate standing (junior, graduate students and recent graduates considered)
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Public Relations experience preferred
  • HTML knowledge/experience/interest preferred

To apply:  Submit cover letter and resume to  Cover letter should include expected graduation date, current anticipated career path and reason for wanting this experience.

Deadline to apply:    May 25, 2018


Chief Seattle bust in Pioneer Square Photo: David Newman


Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle’s policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.




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