Jobs & Internships - Public Relations

Philosophy PR + Marketing

PR coordinator & Marketing researcher

Paid internships.

Two positions available. Accepting applicants year round.

1. PR Coordinator – join as an important contributor to our PR team, supporting clients ranging from streaming media (like Netflix) to security software to cloud computingtechnologies. Duties include assisting with press release development, distribution, media outreach, pitch development and reporting. 

2. PR & Marketing Researcher – support PR team with research on competitive coverage and trending industry topics for various accounts

For more information and who to contact view the proposal here

*posted 9/15/17*

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Public Relations intern

Have you always wanted to work in an art museum? The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is growing quickly, and needs support in the public relations department. During this quarter-long internship, the PR intern will work under the supervision of SLOMA’s public relations manager for 8-12 hours a week.

Duties include:

  • Write engaging content for social media accounts
  • Post, advertise, and email Call for Entries
  • Write press releases
  • Publish upcoming events on local and regional community calendars
  • Distribute posters and flyers to local businesses
  • Attend events such as Art After Dark, take photos, and post on social media

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Jody Kocsis

Baseball Player Representatives

Public Relations and Marketing Intern
Simi Valley, CA

Work with small independently-owned baseball agency working directly with owner on public relations and marketing tasks. 

Intern Requirments:

  • At least one quarter, but can commit to longer. (Available all year round).
  • Be able to work 6-10 hours per week, remotely. 
  • Have good communication skills, since the internship is remote; be able to communicate progress, ask questions, etc.
  • Comply with confidentiality agreement

Contact Information: 
Jennifer Marder
Phone: 818-421-4571


CASA of San Luis Obispo County

Public Relations and Marketing Intern

Intern requirements:

Make a commitment of two quarters

Be able to commit to a schedule for each quarter, 6 to 12 hours per week                            

Pass a thorough screening process including:

  • Completion of volunteer application
  • Background check with law enforcement agencies
  • Agreement to policies in confidentiality and child abuse reporting
  • Intern agreement form

Desired qualities:

  • Eager to learn new systems of services specific to abused and neglected youth
  • Self-starter, independent yet unafraid to ask for clarification
  • Multi-tasking and flexible
  • Ability to act professionally on behalf of CASA in person, on social media or via telephone
  • Ability to empathize and respect the diversity of others 

For more information regarding this internship and who to contact, view the proposal form here

*posted 5/2/16*

Bella Mar Productions

Intern with Mark Devendorf right here in SLO! 

Learn by doing.  With the guidance of a supervisor, the student will get a list of names, then research the names, contact info., and best method to contact them.  They'll learn what makes a compelling on-line presence, along with the frequency and types of online offerings that get the best/most responses.

Learn the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to make a documentary.  Learn the fundamental financial requirements for raising funds for a documentary.  Learn grant research and writing.

Proposed duties: Organize contacts, set up appointments, research grants, help with social media.

Contact Mark Devendorf: or 310-770-6275. 

*posted 4/1/16*

California Mid-State Fair

Paid Internships 

Graphic Design emphasis: 

Overall design of our annual Official Program. Assist in the creation of print ads, posters, online ads, social media posts and targeted emails. 

Writing emphasis:

Writing Press Releases, Artist Biographies, and Event/Activity Descriptions. Assist in the creation of print ads, posters, online ads, social media posts and targeted emails. 

To apply and learn more about these positions, click here.

*posted 1/25/16*

Political Affairs Internship

This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship.

  • Conduct lobbying meetings with Congressional offices. Build support for key legislation that impacts the International Affairs Budget and the world's poor.
  • Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.
  • As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations. 
  • Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.

Qualifications: Outstanding writing skills. Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

Application Process: Apply online

*posted 1/15/16*

Writer Internship

This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

  • Write 3 articles per week. 
  • Research topics. 
  • Assist with advocacy efforts. 
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST. 

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Experience working in a newsroom is preferred but not required.

Application Process: Apply online

*posted 1/15/16*

Tri-California Events, Inc

Available Winter-Spring-Fall 2016

The Public Relations & Promotion Assistant reports to the Promotions Director, and will assist in the areas of social media, marketing and media relations. The Social Media & Promotion Assistant will play an essential role in Tri- California’s efforts to engage and build a community of fitness minded individuals, driving these individuals to “Exercise with Purpose” and participate in a Tri-California event.

Promotion Assistant must be an innovative, a team player with interpersonal skills, and a proven self starter with the ability to learn on the job.

Paid Internship. Available for full time or part time internship. Minimum of 20 hours per week. 

If you are interested, click here for more information.

*posted 12/4/15*


Digital Account Intern 

This internship is for someone full of bright ideas and the skills to apply them. Someone with their finger on the pulse of what’s trending – are you constantly checking Mashable or scrolling through your Instagram feed? We dig that. We want a quick-thinker who’s eager to contribute to our team, but hustles on his or her own. The ability to juggle different projects and jump from creative to analytical work is essential. You’ll be working with accounts spanning from major CPG brands to well-known nonprofits, and definitely having fun along the way. Not only will your accounts be brag-worthy, but you’ll be joining a stellar team. 

Duration of internship – 3 months or by academic quarter. Flexible hours around class schedule – 10-20 hours/week. 

If you are interested in applying click here for more information.

*posted 12/1/2015*

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The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

Public policy development, Non-profit organization administration, Statistics, Communications, Journalism or Marketing minor preferred.

TERM: Winter and Spring terms 

Work closely with Foundation’s Scholarship Program Associate to assist with coordination of all activities of the
Scholarship Program including:

Implement and manage the scholarship programs of the Community Foundation, including but not limited to conducting outreach with local schools; developing and implementing a social media strategy to promote scholarship program; coordinating the review of applications by appropriate community-based review committees, as well as communications with applicants; analyzing scholarship program trend data and generating program reports. In coordination with other Foundation staff, provides assistance with writing and editing materials related to the scholarship and grants programs. 

If you are interested, click here for more details and contact information

*posted 12/1/15*

Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

PR/marketing/social media intern 

The Discovery Museum’s PR/marketing intern will work with the organization’s executive and administrative staff to help promote our brand, programs, and events via various media platforms. Proposed duties include managing the Discovery Museum’s social media pages with guidance and support from staff and assisting with the planning and execution of programs and events. The internship will last one quarter with the potential to continue if both parties wish to do so. The intern must work at least 10 hours a week, but the days and times he/she works are flexible. 

If you are interested in applying click here for more information.

*posted 12/1/2015*

Family Care Network, Inc.

Internship opportunities in Community Relations, Public Relations & Marketing, Event Coordination, Sales and Project Management.

Family Care Network, Inc. is a non-profit agency providing services for children and families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.  Interns assist with all aspects of managing community outreach, from planning and executing special events and researching social media channels to developing marketing campaigns. 

For more details on specific internship opportunities and how to apply, please visit: 

*updated 10/9/2015*

Editorial Media Communications Intern, Lifewater International

Lifewater focuses their efforts on the global water crisis. They offer different types of internships. For more information on how to apply, please contact Direction of Communications, Sada Andrews at or (805) 541-6634 PO box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. Volunteer applications are available here

*updated 10/9/2015*

Communications Intern, The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

At The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, the intern will assist the Foundation in its mission to build an enduring source of charitable funds to meet the changing needs and interests of the community.

The intern will contribute to the Foundation's website and create press releases. Responsibilities also include assisting event planning and participation in all forms of communications the Foundation uses. 

The internship also yields opportunities for committee-work experience and engaging in management meetings.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the following contact: Pat Holley --; (805)543-2323, ext. 17; 550 Dana Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

*posted 1/11/2015*

Marketing and Communications Intern, Dignity Health of the Central Coast

At Dignity Health of the Central Coast, the intern will be involved with public relations, mass communications, philanthropy and event planning, operating from the Marketing Department at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. The work will encompass creating hospital press releases, newsletters and content for hospital brochures and flyers.

In addition, the intern will help create TV/radio and print advertisement campaigns for the hospital Image Campaign and Service Line Campaign, as well as coordinate open house events and hospital celebrations. The intern will also be responsible for updating website and social media content.

The intern will leave the internship with a working knowledge of hospital marketing and public relations, in addition to skills in press releases and hospital stories.

For more information on how to apply, click HERE or contact Megan Maloney, Sr. Director Marketing & Communications – or (805)458-1957; direct lines (805)994-5448 or (805)542-6498. 

*posted 1/11/2015*

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