Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Other
  • Intern - Part Time

Employer-paid parking

Discover Durham (formerly the Durham Convention & 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 DD's office in the heart of downtown Durham. The schedule can be arranged to accommodate the student's class schedule. This is an unpaid internship, but employer-paid parking will be provided.  

For more information about Discover Durham, visit us at discoverdurham.com.


Job Description

  • Assist Discover Durham's Director of Content and PR 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 and other press-related tools
  • Curate a database of editorial calendars for media publications aligned with Discover Durham'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 Discover Durham's offices in downtown Durham

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