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Public Relations & Communications Internship

Internship Description

A communications intern acts as an extension of the marketing department gaining valuable experience in public relations. The Public Relations & Communication Intern position will offer assistance with the public relations, communications, media and special events projects at Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of marketing strategy and tactics for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
  • Monitor all forms of media
  • Schedule and coordinate special and media event activities, speaking appearances, photo shoots and other special events
  • Write, distribute and pitch press releases and other materials
  • Work with external PR and Media vendors, when needed, for additional external PR and Communications support for events
  • Create interview preparation materials
  • Compile contact lists
  • Search for press clippings
  • Develop email campaigns to promote internal and external events
  • Collect marketing data to develop and adjust marketing plans
  • Assist in the creation of presentations
  • Assemble / create activity reports
  • Perform other duties as requested
  • Operate within the policies and procedures established by the National Office and local Make-A-Wish chapter


Skills necessary for this role include:

  • College student majoring in Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising or Communications desired
  • Detail-oriented; produce high quality, error-free work
  • Strong writing and speaking skills with the ability to adapt quickly to brand language
  • Solid understanding of social media
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Professional
  • Demonstrated experience working with Facebook, Twitter; Ability to exercise judgment and communicate professionally, as evidenced through personal social media sites (or portfolio)
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and or Illustrator a plus
  • Professional attitude and appearance

How to Apply

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Salary: This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be offered.
  • Time Commitment: 15-25 hours per week, 6 month commitment preferred.
  • Hours: May vary based on student’s availability.
  • Deadline to apply: This is an ongoing internship opportunity.
  • Application Instructions:

    To apply for an internship, please submit your resume and completed Internship Interest Form to
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region
6060 Rockside Woods Blvd
Suite 315
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 241-3670
Toll Free (888) 272-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Central Ohio Region
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Southern Ohio Region
4500 Cooper Rd
Suite 304
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 745-9474
Toll Free (888) 441-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Kentucky & Southern Indiana Region
1230 Liberty Bank Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 327-0705
Toll Free Kentucky Only (866) 487-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Indiana Region
6201 Corporate Drive
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 636-6060
Toll Free Wish Families Only (877) 872-2756
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northwest Ohio Region
1745 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 130
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 244-9474
Toll Free (800) 666-8539