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  • Public Relations
  • Summer
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  • 2011

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Island Press is a nonprofit organization that communicates ideas essential to solving environmental problems. Our books, products, and program activities help stimulate new ideas, educate professionals and the public, inspire environmental protection, and prepare the next generation of environmental leaders.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Marketing Intern:
The marketing department seeks a detail-oriented individual eager to learn marketing for books on environmental issues. The intern will work in a general support role for all marketing initiatives. Intern will also have the opportunity to interact with other areas of publishing to learn more about the business. This internship is ideal for someone who wants a great introduction to the marketing and publishing fields.
A proactive, detailed, creative individual with some office experience is the ideal fit! Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Excel. Please include 2 non-academic writing samples.
Publicity Intern:
We seek a detail-oriented individual eager to learn key facets of public relations for books on environmental issues. The intern will learn aspects of writing press materials including press releases, pitch letters, author bios, and publicity review reports in all formats, including broadcast, print, and electronic mediums. This is a great opportunity for an intern to learn who's who among environmental journalists at national publications and journals in addition to learning important aspects of book review publications and the publishing industry.
Qualified candidates are excellent writers, organized, capable of multi-tasking and confident presenting information by phone. Creativity and a love for books is a must!
E-Communications Intern:
Working under the supervision of the E-Content Editor, the E-Communication Intern will maintain and grow a variety of social networking websites on a daily basis, including MySpace, Facebook,, Twitter, and StumbleUpon, among others. With a news and marketing/communications focus, the E-Comm Intern will also regularly post content to each site, proactively implement linking campaigns and other online and social media efforts, including blog outreach, and assist with other e-communications projects.
Candidates will have strong computer/internet, writing/editing, and organizational skills, studies in Journalism, English, Marketing, Communications or related field, and excellent attention to detail. Understanding of the inner workings of social networking and basic HTML knowledge preferred.
Development Intern:
The Development team is looking for an organized, efficient intern who wants to learn more about nonprofit development as a career. Internship duties include coordinating mailings to donors, maintaining a database of current donor activity, planning and executing book mailings and author events, drafting correspondence, and conducting donor and foundation research.
This internship is ideal for someone who is able to handle many tasks at once, has strong writing; editing and research skills, and can function well with minimal supervision. The position provides a unique opportunity to learn more from our experienced development staff about the inner workings of a nonprofit organization.

Benefits & Perks: 
Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week