Marketing & Communications, Live Events Intern

San Francisco, CA
Student (College)

Deadline to apply for KQED Internships is Friday May 19th, 2023. Please state which internship(s) you are applying for in your cover letter and apply to each one individually. 

This is a paid internship, working 18 hours per week from Aug 5th, 2024 through December 20th 2024 Current Salary is $18.07 per hour. 

The Communications Department includes public relations, promotion, government affairs, design, community outreach and audience relations. Communications/Live Events Interns extend the efforts of the department by assisting with day-to-day requests and ongoing projects within the department. 

KQED envisions a public media organization with a culture that centers on human dignity, equity, and belonging. This will enable us to better serve and reflect the Bay Area through diverse and inclusive storytelling. 

We value the contributions of marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people — and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.

The mission that drives us:

KQED provides citizens of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.   We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

This role will work hybrid between working in KQED's newly renovated headquarters and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Internship Duties:

  • Assists in developing social media messages and administering posts and analytics.
  • Pitches KQED content to online media and researches future contacts.
  • Assists with organizing outreach activities and screenings at community events.
  • Manages online chat at virtual events. 
  • Helps create community engagement strategies and pitches event ideas. 
  • Helps identify community groups to partner with for specific programming events.
  • Assists in cross-promotion efforts, creating synergy with other departments throughout KQED.
  • Assists with ad placements and ad reports.
  • Assists with social media kit assembly. 
  • Assists in coordinating Community Advisory Panel quarterly meetings.

Internship Qualifications:

  • Interest and/or experience in public relations, marketing, government relations, community relations and / or communications.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Self starter.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Computer skills essential, including mail merge, database and spreadsheet application, and word processing skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently
  • Bilingual

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