Communication Internship

Employer VISIT Milwaukee
Location Milwaukee, WI
Type Internship
Apply by Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!
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Posted on February 21, 2023


Are you a resourceful self-starter? Do you enjoy writing and producing creative content?

If so, VISIT Milwaukee is seeking an intern to bring their creative desire to see the big picture of the organization and to find a way to say, ‘let me help you with that’

VISIT Milwaukee’s communications department is charged with increasing awareness of Milwaukee as a premier destination for meetings, conventions, and leisure travel, through media contact resulting in a variety of trade and consumer editorial placements. The department also supplies content to various publications as well as writing copy to meet in-house needs. Additional departmental responsibilities include assisting in public relations counsel as needed by partners and convention/meeting planners, public relations aid in coordinating in-house and outside special events/projects, and garnering local, regional, and national support of the tourism bureau and its goal through a variety of public relations efforts.

The intern will be assigned special projects and duties as determined by the supervisor to support and assist the VISIT Milwaukee communications department.

VISIT Milwaukee’s communications intern supports the marketing and communications department in several ways.

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Partner correspondence in relation to press clips.
• Assemble/send media kits/gift bags as requested.
• Write/distribute news releases to media as required.
• Assist in the creation of blog posts and content generation for social media outlets.
• Assist as required on press trips.
• Compile research as needed relating to media lists, miscellaneous travel industry information, publication profiles, circulation, etc.
• Update media lists and media kit information as needed.
• Data entry of communications department information into Simpleview database.

Required education and experience:
• Must be currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution with a major in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
• Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Prior customer service or hospitality industry experience preferred.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Proficient research skills.
• Strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
• Ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically, racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
• Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, and aptitude to learn new programs/software.
• Exceptional knowledge of the greater Milwaukee area including attractions, arts and cultural institutions, events, restaurants, etc.

This is a paid internship and is eligible for academic credit as defined by the academic institution.

Work schedules will be determined by the supervisor and the intern, and will be during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more and apply online.

Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!