Position title
Public Relations Intern

Public Relations Intern

Essential Stories Project was founded in March 2020 by a multicultural team across the nation to give voice to people on the frontlines of the covid 19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It is our mission to provide constructive journalism and create important dialogue among activists and frontline workers that is aimed to inspire and provide clear calls to action. We promote progressive female and LGBTQ leadership of color on every level.

Apply for an internship today and learn about working in film and for a women’s non-profit.

Please note this is not a production internship. All work is done remotely.

Qualifications & Time Commitment

Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task, work independently, and meet deadlines. Familiarity with internet research and the Microsoft Office suite necessary. Knowledge of and interest in feminist media, black media, and/or indigenous media a plus. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week during the school year and summer. Duration is flexible to meet university requirements, but a minimum commitment of three months is optimal.

All interns will be required to sign an Internship Letter of Agreement that outlines the duration and schedule of their internship.

  • Content creation for social media posts, blog, email marketing, infographics, videos, press releases and website 
  • Write press releases and other materials
  • Develop email marketing campaigns 
  • Assist in developing content for promotional ads; Create engaging text and image including (but not limited to) memes and GIFS
  • Develop written content to promote video releases, premieres, upcoming public events and other initiatives on our social media channels
  • Design posts to sustain readers’ curiosity and create buzz around new content and events 
  • Write opeds and reflection pieces on Essential Stories events and news
  • Write and edit transcriptions for videos in article form
  • Pitch and execute general assignment stories and long-term project ideas 
  • Identify fresh, engaging story ideas, angles and sources
  • Copyediting and proofreading articles, blog posts, emails, posts, video text, transcripts and other written content, and contributing to overall publishing strategies
  • Proofreading publicity and marketing materials
  • Assisting with live event sequence creation, scripting and content
  • Complete additional tasks as requested
Benefits & Compensation

All ESP internship positions are unpaid. However, interns qualify for and have access to a number of services and benefits: free event access, interaction and collaboration with professional, multicultural film team members and networks across the U.S., free access to film library from our collection, a complimentary, virtual 45 min consultation with a professional ESP affiliate in marketing, branding or filmmaking per semester, college or university course credit.


Applications are accepted year round.

All candidates are required to submit a cover-letter along with resume and references.

International applicants are encouraged to submit an application. Please Note: Essential Stories Project does not provide visas or accommodations for individuals working from abroad.

Employment Type
Intern, Volunteer
Beginning of employment
Job Location
Remote work possible
Date posted
April 25, 2021
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Position: Public Relations Intern

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