CIG Hiring Public Relations Intern for Spring and Summer 2014 in Downtown Denver

Job Description
Communication Infrastructure Group (CIG), a full-service public relations, communications and marketing firm in the Denver-metro area is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student interested in gaining experience in an agency setting. This internship will begin in March and continue through the summer. The intern’s primary role will be to plan and manage a children’s safety public service campaign, Brake for Bela, on behalf of CIG. Launched in 2011, Brake for Bela began in response to Isabela “Bela” Estes, daughter of a CIG employee, being hit by a car outside her home during her summer break from school. Brake for Bela launches each summer to coincide with children’s summer break from school, a time when pedestrian fatalities involving children are at their greatest. In addition to running the Brake for Bela campaign, the intern will gain experience working on a variety of high-profile clients and accounts, including Colorado Department of Transportation’s Heat Is On, Drugged Driving, Distracted Driving and Child Passenger Safety campaigns, Denver International Airport’s Hotel and Transit Center and others.

Job Duties
Responsibilities include:
            Implement public service campaign focused on children and road safety Develop and publish website content Draft blogs for website Draft press releases, media alerts and other media relations tools Assist in production of newsletters for a variety of clients Assist in development of marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, advertisements, etc. Assist in special event coordination Research opportunities for placement of clients in local and national media outlets Assist in development and distribution of press information Assist in finding and archiving media clippings Assist with filing, copying and other clerical tasks Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
CIG's internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students – journalism, public relations, communications or marketing fields required. This position requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including understanding of AP Style. Candidates should possess knowledge of business protocol, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of prioritizing and completing multiple assignments on deadline with minimal supervision.

CIG anticipates this internship will require a commitment of 15-20 hours per week during the spring, with the potential for more during the summer. Compensation is $10/hour, along with college/university credit. Upon request, CIG will work with your college/university to accommodate the requirements of your school's internship program. The successful candidate will split time between CIG's downtown Denver office and field time with various CIG team members. Submit resume, cover letter and two writing samples to nick@cig-pr.com by Friday, Feb. 28. No phone calls, please.

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