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Marketing and PR Intern for Public Art Project

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Company Description

Paint the City (PTC) is bringing the beauty of art beyond museum walls and out their doors to create the largest North American “outdoor public art gallery”, with over 1.5 million viewers a day. In a world tempted by withdrawal, art has to be shared. It forges deep ties between men, artists and humanity. It brings commitment, confidence, hope and optimism to everyone. Paint the City’s mission is to provide art to all, through mediums that creates an unprecedented opportunity to communicate positive art and inspiration in a day and age where hope and perspective is appreciated, if not required. 

Job Description

Our Pubic Relations and Marketing team is looking for an enthusiastic student who is eager to learn more about various aspects of Public Relations and Marketing, including writing marketing materials, press releases, and stories for the web, social media and e-blasts. The intern will also learn how to write and update content for the website, crop photos and upload content to the new Paint the City website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

The intern will learn about and support Paint the City’s internal and external communication efforts, which are critical to raising awareness for the organization through media, marketing, website and new social media presence. This internship will be designed to help the intern learn about many facets of public relations and marketing through hands-on project based experience.


  • Learn about Social Media and managing social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and with marketing team, create an effective Social Media strategy which will include:
    • Researching organizations who might “friend” PTC on various platforms
    • Writing and posting messages, uploading photos and video
    Learn about producing an effective nonprofit marketing campaign by:
    • Developing marketing materials
    • Writing press releases and producing powerful E-newsletters
    • Writing and editing content and uploading photos/videos for PTC website
  • • Pitching press releases and following up with all potential leads
    • Creating promotional packets for PTC constituents
    Learn to coordinate an effective media campaign by:
    • Learning how to pitch the media and understanding the importance of maintaining an up-to-date media contact list
    • Researching new media opportunities (web portals, radio psas, calendar listings)
    • Creating a reference library for future campaigns by organizing press binders
    Develop writing skills by
    • Learning how to interview artists and partners for testimonials and stories of their experience with PTC
    • Writing powerful stories for use in newsletters, media releases, e-blasts, and fundraising campaigns


This internship will allow the student to bring their classroom PR and Marketing knowledge into the real work and deeply broaden their knowledge and portfolio through hands-on application in a nonprofit environment. PTC also offers the intern:

• Affiliation with a internationally recognized and established nonprofit that offers viewers a one-of-a-kind art experience
• The opportunity to work one-on-one with colleagues who have broad and deep experience in nonprofit marketing, media, communications, and fundraising
• Hands-on experience to build portfolio and professional contacts
• school credit, depending on the requirements of the volunteer's school


Mandatory Job Qualifications

Minimally, should be a third year college student or equivalent, prefer an individual that is pursuing or just completed a four-year degree in Communications, Marketing or related field.

Job Experience
Previous office experience preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
• Outstanding organizational and follow-through skills. Strict attention to detail is a must; ability to multi-talk is essential.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
• Experience in Microsoft Office, Word,PowerPoint, Exel and WordPress
• Prior experience with Social Media very helpful.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Virtual/Telecommuting Offered?: 
Position Duration (Summer, Year-Round, etc.): 
Estimated Hours per Week: 
20 to 30
Travel Required?: 

Company Information
Company Name: 
Marina Del Rey
California (CA)
Zip Code: 

Candidate Preferences
Minimum Education Level Required: 
Minimum GPA Preferred: 
Not Applicable
Industry Experience: 
1 to 2 Years
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