Visit Colorado Springs is seeking a part-time Communications Intern to assist the Communications Manager and Marketing Department. This role will be remote until the VCOS office is open again. The internship will run for approximately six months, starting April 1, 2021 and ending October 1, 2021 and require a commitment of 20-30 hours per week. The Communications Intern will integrate into a supportive, collaborative environment and be a part of a respected organization with a team of experienced and passionate travel professionals. The Communications Intern will be trained and mentored by the Communications Manager for the first couple months of the internship before the Communications Manager departs for maternity leave. At that point, the Intern will have a unique opportunity to take ownership of various communications and public relations tasks with support and oversight from the Marketing Department. The intern will assist with proactive media outreach to local and national publications, organizing media visits, media monitoring and reporting, social media content creation, social media monitoring and engagement and content creation. VCOS is seeking an individual who is a fast learner and self-motivated. The successful candidate will have experience with media relations and outreach, social media content creation and a strong background in writing and copy editing.
Bachelor’s degree (or impending degree) in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications or a related field is preferred
- 1-2 years of communications experience in a job, internship or related role preferred
- Strong knowledge of and interest in the local tourism industry
- Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/responsibilities simultaneously within a structured environment
- Ability to take initiative and think creatively
- Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment