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Social Media Communications Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023

Join NPR’s Communications division as the Winter 2021: Media Relations Intern, supporting NPR’s public relations. This intern will contribute to a fast-paced, creative and collaborative team telling the story behind NPR’s journalism, people, events, products and more.
You’ll be supporting NPR’s media relations efforts to get NPR in front of new audiences and planning and executing content for the NPR Extra suite of corporate public relations social media channels. You must have a creative eye and stay ahead of social media trends.


  • Support the management of the NPR Extra suite of social media channels including content and analytics for blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Help lead amplifying and curating of content from active social media communities of NPR listeners and fans
  • Research, plan and implement social media outreach campaigns around NPR content including but not limited to podcast launches, investigative series and multiplatform reporting packages
  • Maintain weekly and monthly scorecards reporting on the progress, milestones and growth of NPR Extra social media channels
  • Create and map out an editorial calendar for the NPRExtra blog.
  • Help with NPRmusic press releases
  • help with NPR podcast press releases
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our [CITY LOCATION] office, fully remote, or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates. 
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 
  • Intern candidates must be pursuing a BS or BA in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, New Media or any other related field of study.
  • Exceptional writing and edit skills are a must.
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging social channels in support of public relations or audience engagement goals.
  • Strong familiarity and experience with social media channels and applications. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tweetdeck, etc)
  • Demonstrated writing experience for blogs and websites.
  • 40 hrs a week, 9-5 Mon - Fri
Applications close on Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 pm ET. 
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume, cover letter, and portfolio to be considered.  
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