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  • Business, Fashion, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media
  • Summer
  • Cypress, CA
  • 2015

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About Vans: 

Vans was founded in 1966 by Paul and James Van Doren, Serge Delia, and Gordon Lee. It has stood for authenticity in youth lifestyle, music and action sports since day one. Vans has one of the top action sports teams in the world including riders Geoff Rowley, Johnny Layton, Tony Alva, Tony Trujillo, Steve Caballero, John Cardiel, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Chris Pfanner, Andreas Wiig, Mark Landvik, Jamie Lynn, Eric Willett, Hana Beaman, Nathan Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Dane Reynolds, Dane Gudauskas, John Florence, Alex Knost, Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer, Ryan Villopoto, and many others. Vans also supports and promotes the action sports lifestyle through such events as Vans Triple Crown of Surfing™, Pro-Tec Pool Party, The Downtown Showdown and Vans Warped Tour™.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

The Vans Public Relations Intern assists the department with Public Relations efforts both within the company and to the public. The Intern will assist the PR department with editorial coverage, product placement in film and television, developing public relations materials (news releases, media alerts, product info sheets) for both Vans products and Vans special events. The PR Intern will assist with delivery of products to celebrities, musicians and athletes. Additionally, the PR Intern willmaintain an inventory of samples that will be utilized for key product initatives. Finally, the PR Intern plays an integral role in maintaining Vans intranet tht communicates Vans Marketing Department activites to the rest of the company.

Key Responsibilities:
— Editorial Coverage - Assist with selecting proper products for coverage in print, online and television editorial pieces.
— Product Placement - Assist with delivery of product to Hollywood productions for television and film.
— Celebrity & Media Seeding - Assist with delivery of product to celebrities, musicians and athletes.
— Event and Product Publicity - Depending on experience, intern will assist with development of media materials and pitching to media.
— Internet and Company Tumblr -Maintain Vans PR site which catalogs Vans media coverage and makes it available within the company for viewing. Make updates to internal Company intranet informing company of department happenings. Maintain Vans PR site which catalogs Vans media coverage and makes it available within the company for viewing. Make updates to vansment, our company intranet, informing company of department happenings.
— Sample Management - Manage media samples within Vans office for easy distribution to media and entertainment outlets.

— Years of Related Professional Experience: 0-1 yr. Currently enrolled in an accredited education institution with a major in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or English.
— Participation in Sports Information Department, College Public Affairs, PRSSA or school newspaper and events is a plus. Interest in action sports, street fashion, art and music desired.

— Interpersonal and communication skills.
— Must be capable of working within a team environment Strong organizational skills.
— Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and e-mail programs needed with experience in graphics design programs a plus.
— Knowledge of Tumblr and Photoshop is a plus.

Special Requirements:
— Ability to lift/move product between 1-25 pounds daily.
— Ability to drive to events and store locations for media requests.

How to apply:
Please apply through the Vans website HERE, and don't forget to mention Intern Queen as your source.

Hours Required: 
15-30 Hours Per Week