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Public Information Intern

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is seeking a public information intern. The paid position will be based at RCBI’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in downtown Huntington but may include limited reimbursed travel to other RCBI sites.

Duties include writing for RCBI’s monthly electronic newsletter and website; drafting social media posts, news releases, news briefs, backgrounders and marketing descriptions; layout and design of both print and electronic material; shooting and editing photos and video; assisting with special events planning and coordination; public outreach and speaking to small groups.

Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrate a high degree of initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Completion of one year of college with a major in Journalism, Advertising, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field.

Experience using Windows PCs, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred. Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn is a plus.