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Public Relations and Communications Internship

Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden seeks an enthusiastic, organized, and dedicated candidate for a Public Relations and Communications internship. Working closely with the director of Communications, the intern will learn about and engage in all aspects of communications work for a large nonprofit organization and respected cultural institution. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week and offers university credit and an hourly wage.



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Work closely with the director to develop and implement the Garden’s public relations strategy.
  • Produce media materials, develop press lists, conduct media outreach, and develop institutional messaging.
  • Help with contracts, permissions, logistics, and other preparations for photo ops and commercial shoots, as well as follow-up and results reports.
  • Assist on-site with special events and film and photo shoots.


  • Completion or current pursuit of bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, including professional telephone and email manner
  • Energetic self-starter with positive attitude
  • Some flexibility in working schedule required (occasional evenings and weekends necessary)
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic photo editing experience
  • Basic HTML knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of New York City’s cultural landscape and media world a plus

How to Apply:

Email your résumé and cover letter, indicating reasons for interest in the position and any past or current experience that indicate a good fit, to Make sure the position title is clearly stated in your cover letter as well as in the email’s subject line.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Posted September 29, 2017

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