Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • $11
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Part Time

Employer-paid parking

The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau is Durham's marketing agency, helping draw nearly 10 million tourists and business travelers to our vibrant, eclectic city last year. Durham is an exciting place to be, and we are looking for a Public Relations Intern to help us communicate with local, national, and international media.

The Public Relations Intern role will be 12-15 hours per week in the DCVB's office in the heart of downtown Durham. The schedule can be arranged to accommodate the student's class schedule. The hourly rate for this role is $11, and employer-paid parking will be provided.  

For more information about the DCVB, visit us at Durham-NC.com.


Job Description

  • Assist DCVB's Senior Manager, Public Relations with ongoing proactive and reactive media requests--gaining experience with providing research, drafting itineraries, and generating story ideas
  • Build and update national and regional media lists using Cision PR Software
  • Write and edit press releases, talking points, itineraries, and other press-related tools
  • Curate a database of editorial calendars for media publications aligned with DCVB's mission and target audiences
  • Compile media kits for visiting and interested journalists
  • Conduct background research on editorial leads and interested journalists as well as similar destination marketing organizations' public relations efforts
  • Monitor Durham and industry-related conversations
  • Help evaluate PR performance and manage internal reports


Skills and Qualifications

  • Candidate for a degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or similar
  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service mindset
  • Able to work onsite in DCVB's offices in downtown Durham


**Please note that we only accept applications via our online portal, and we notify all applicants via email regarding the status of their applications, as candidates are selected for further consideration or not. We cannot accept applications via any alternative methods (email, FedEx, walk-in, etc.), and would very much appreciate not receiving follow-up phone calls or other correspondence regarding the status of individual applications. Thank you for understanding!** 

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