Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Still looking for a Fall internship? Don't miss out on HealthTalker!

If you're still looking for a fall internship, or just decided you want to intern during the semester, there's still a chance to become HealthTalker's fall marketing communications intern.

HealthTalker develops innovative word-of-mouth marketing programs for the healthcare market with a specific focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

As an intern at HealthTalker, you would take part in various ad-hoc activities and tasks including...
  • Engaging and responding to program participants in online communities
  • Writing copy for various website components
  • Creating tag lines, quick polls, and discussion topics
  • Working with outside vendors
  • Assembling starter kits for program participants
Interns should have...
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player who can also work independently
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and positive can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision
  • Passionate about doing a great job
This is a paid internship and they are looking for someone who can work 2-3 full days at the office in Somerville (Davis Square), but they are willing to work with your schedule. The office is T-accessible, no dress code and you can earn class credit!

To apply, send your resume to jobs@healthtalker.com and cc Marcus@healthtalker.com.

Find out more about HealthTalker by visiting www.healthtalker.com.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The CW Public Relations Campaign Contest

BU PRSSA will be participating in The CW public relations campaign contest, and we want you to be a part of it!

The objective—to build awareness among college students for two of television’s hottest new shows — 90210 and Melrose Place — airing Tuesday nights on The CW.

The time commitment and timeline—from Sept. 1st – Oct. 9, the team(s) will meet at least twice a week. From Oct. 15 – Oct. 26, once a week. Teams will be composed of four or five teammates.
Sept. 1 – Sept. 10: Planning time
Sept. 11-Oct. 9: Implementing campaign
Oct. 9 – Oct. 26: Evaluation & submission
Nov. 9: Winning teams announced at PRSSA 2009 National Conference

For more details about the campaign, see below and http://www.prssa.org/news/news.aspx?Id=768

If you are interested in being on a team, email buprssa@gmail.com by 5 pm (EST) on Tuesday, August 25th with your availability and your top 5 ideas to build awareness among college.

Campaign Rules & Guidelines
The CW Campaign invites students to execute a public relations campaign on and around campus for two of television's hottest new shows — "90210" and "Melrose Place" — airing Tuesday nights on The CW. Students will research and plan their campaigns in August and September, implement from Sept. 11–Oct. 9, and submit their entries to PRSSA by Oct. 26.

The best campaigns will be honored at the PRSSA Awards Ceremony during the 2009 National Conference in San Diego by an actor from one of The CW's hit series. The team with the best campaign will be awarded a private meet-and-greet with the actor and the opportunity to plan the actor's media tour while in San Diego.

We see great educational value in this opportunity, and are grateful to The CW for providing it. Monitor our Web site for updated information about the opportunity, and contact leah.elison@prsa.org with questions. For further information about The CW Network and its shows, please visit www.cwtv.com.

This is a great experience, and we encourage all of our members to take part in it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fall Internship - Schneider Associates

Here's a great fall internship opportunity at Schneider Associates! If you are interested in public relations and marketing and want to "learn by doing," Schneider Associates is a great place to grow your skills, gain valuable agency experience, build your portfolio and have fun.

Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented; exhibit an enthusiastic personality and be able to handle multiple tasks. Internships are granted competively by merit. Interns must receive college credit and work a minimum of 16 hours a week starting May 2008.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with special event planning and implementation

  • Working with vendors, including photographers, caterers and consultants as needed

  • Conducting research for new business presentations

  • Assisting with administrative assignments (Compiling press clips and writing media placement reports to measure public relations results, Proof-reading and editing documents)

Requirements include computer proficiency, web research and social media skills. Ability to write press releases and able to work 2-3 full days per week.

If you are interested in joining a winning team with clients such as Baskin-Robbins, d-Con, Walker Restoration Consultants and New England Confectionery Company (NECCO), pleas forward your resume and cover letter to: internships@schneiderpr.com (Attn: Internship Coordinator)

Visit www.schneiderpr.com to learn more!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall Internship Position - Allied Advertising, Public Relations

We have another awesome internship opportunity for the fall! I interned there for two semesters last year, and it was a great experience. If you're still looking for a fall internship, I highly recommend this one.

Allied Advertising, Public Relations is the largest motion picture marketing and PR agency in North America. If you're interested in film, or even just love to watch movies, this is a great fit! (You'll even get to see a ton of free movies!) Visit www.alliedadvpub.com for more information on the company.

Allied is looking for a part time intern, working about 10-15 hours a week. The internship is unpaid but you can participate for class credit, or just to get some experience.

Send an email with your resume to Jen Mathews at jmathews@alliedadvpub.com for more information!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Making Strides Kick Off Event

Rachel and I attended the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off event yesterday morning at the Park Plaza Hotel. It was a very moving event and we are so happy PRSSA gets a chance to be a part of it.

To find out more about the event, go to: http://tiny.cc/JKPuR

Also follow them on Twitter: @msabcboston (and make sure you're following us! @BUPRSSA)

If you're interested in working on the PRSSAgency team for Making Strides, let us know!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fall Marketing Internship at Hubspot

Here's another great internship opportunity for the fall! See below for all the details. Contact careers@hubspot.com to apply.

HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing software company, is looking for an exceptional intern for its marketing team this fall.

We need a whip-smart, analytical communicator who isn't afraid to do some heavy-lifting in order to get a foot in the door at one of Boston's most exciting startups.

Here are a few of the requirements:
  • Marketing excites you.
  • You're analytical.
  • You write like Hemingway.
  • You're a media maker. (You don't go anywhere or do anything without writing about it, taking pictures or shooting video and posting it on the web.)
  • You use online social networks.
  • You understand the principles of search engine optimization.
  • You're ambitious and you work hard.
  • You're fun to be around.
This is a part-time paid internship that will last through the fall. We expect to hire a college student, but are open to other possibilities. If you have a blog or an online media portfolio of some sort, please share it with us.

One last thing: We're looking for people who get what we do. Check out our blog (http://blog.hubspot.com/), follow us on Twitter, be our fan on Facebook, then drop us a line at careers@hubspot.com.