Job Title: Public Relations and Marketing Intern

Salary Range: This is an unpaid internship. School credit is available.

Department: Marketing and Public Relations

Reports to: Carol Nelson Dembert, the board member who handles the Philharmonic's marketing efforts

Employment Status: Temporary; the number of hours align with school requirements for academic credit

Position Summary: The Philharmonic seeks a public relations and marketing intern who is excited to apply their academic knowledge to real-world copywriting & editing, media relations, marketing and promotions scenarios. Duties may include writing PR materials or marketing copy including press releases, website copy, coordinating program books and/or specialty publications, managing PR archives and photo resources, coordinating guests for live radio broadcasts, preparing media kits, planning special events or promotions, working with other departments to improve communication efforts, assisting with social media outreach efforts, and assisting the Philharmonic’s overall marketing and PR campaigns.

Minimum Job Requirements: This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, proof-reading skills, the ability to work to deadlines and effectively multi-task. Some knowledge and a love of classical music and/or an interest in a career in the non-profit arts will be highly regarded. Candidates pursuing a degree in public relations, communications, journalism, business, marketing or another related field strongly preferred.

Working Conditions: The position is considered an unpaid internship and requires 15-30
hours a week (depending on role assigned). The intern will be provided with all tools
necessary to complete job requirements. The majority of the position duties will be
completed outside the office, and the student will be required to track hours and progress. Some driving may be required to attend meetings and events.

Availability: Flexible hours, based on student's school schedule; some weekends and weeknights possible. Length and time period of internship will depend on each intern’s individual goals, with internships available for anywhere from one month to a year.

Application Deadline: Rolling until a successful candidate is selected; applications being accepted now. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé and writing samples to Carol Nelson Dembert at csnusa@aol.com. For more information, please contact Carol at 570-510-6210.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, a fully professional symphony orchestra, formed in 1972 as a result of the mergers of the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre philharmonics. The orchestra's music director is Lawrence Loh. The NEPA Philharmonic performs its subscription concerts at the FM Kirby Center, the Kirby Theater at Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes-Barre/Kingston, the Scranton Cultural Center, and the Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton. In addition to educational programs, free Independence Day concerts are performed in Kirby Park and Downtown Scranton