The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce seeks a Public Relations (PR)/Communications Intern to join our team for a summer internship opportunity. We’re looking for a smart, creative individual looking to gain professional experience and who will bring fresh ideas and contribute to the SLO Chamber team. Your efforts will inject personality into how we promote the place we love, San Luis Obispo!

Working under the direction of the Chamber’s communications team, you can expect to gain experience in:

  • Writing and editing press releases, articles and blog posts for news sites & other marketing materials
  • Researching industry publications and pitching editorial content
  • Creating social media campaigns including scheduling and tracking analytics
  • Collaborating with team members on new projects, stories and ideas
  • Other duties as assigned

As an intern at the SLO Chamber, you will:

  • Experience a semester (or quarter) of practical work as part of our communications team
  • Write material that will be published online and pitched to national and international media outlets
  • Work in an office environment where you’ll gain teamwork and project management skills
  • Begin to build your network of professional contacts

Job Requirements:

  • Background in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or other related disciplines
  • Ability to write and edit in AP style
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to show initiative, multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Experience with social media marketing and working with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Instagram for business
  • Working knowledge of Hootsuite, Adobe Design Suite and Vocus/Cision is a plus
  • An ability to convey compelling messages, both in person and in writing
  • A positive attitude and willingness to work with the team to achieve departmental goals
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Internships require working a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • You must be at least 18 years of age with a degree in a related discipline or be a graduate or undergraduate student entering your junior or senior year
  • This is an unpaid internship

Interested? Please submit resume and 1-3 writing samples to jacqui@slochamber.org.