Fall 2022 Internship: Public Relations Intern
Nashville, TN Public Relations
Job Type
Internship
Description

Public Relations Intern (Unpaid)  


Field Forward stipends are available. To learn more, including application deadlines, please visit: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Internships


Company Overview: Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum documents and interprets the history of country music—a musical genre and culture central to the identity of the city, the state, and the nation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum proudly combines subject expertise, ambitious research, and preservation of an unparalleled collection with expressions of creativity in music, art, and history. The Museum collects artifacts that illustrate the evolving history and traditions of country music and provides diverse learning opportunities through educational programs, publications, and exhibitions. The core exhibit follows the story of country music from its folk beginnings through its evolution as a commercial art form. Rotating exhibits examine a broad range of topics, from country classics to contemporary and emerging artists in American Currents. The Museum owns Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop opened in 1879, and it operates Historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis Presley and many others recorded.


Departmental Overview: The Public Relations Department is a trusted partner, collaborator, and advisor that provides strategic communications counsel on a range of projects including, but not limited to, messaging, corporate positioning, reputation management, crisis communication, news story development, media relations, grassroots projects, and integrated marketing approaches. 


Internship Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum offers internships that advance the educational goals of the student as well as the Museum’s mission. Field Forward stipends are available. To learn more, including application deadlines, please visit: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Internships


Internships are designed for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks with consideration given to individual university requirements. Additional adjustments to the 12-week, 20-hour schedule will be at the discretion of the internship supervisor. Educational programs which operate on a quarterly basis will be accommodated. Motivated students who are seeking hands-on experiences in a team-oriented environment will find excellent opportunities at the Museum.


The Public Relations intern works with the team that handles all facets of public and media relations for the Museum, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print. The intern will work closely with the Public Relations team on a wide range of projects to help expand their communication and relationship building skills and prepare them to manage high-profile tasks and professional challenges.


Specific Internship Duties Include:

  • Update and manage press contact databases
  • Assist in drafting listing releases and other public relations content and materials, including compiling Museum events weekly to share with local listing editors
  • Aid in coordinating/facilitating media coverage at numerous Museum events, including exhibit openings
  • Compile clip metrics and create weekly department reports highlighting press hits
  • Organize department drives and files
  • Manage inter-departmental sharing of media
  • Assist when film crews are on-site
  • Monitor news to assist team with finding relevant media contacts and timely story ideas 
Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled, credit-seeking, and/or degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student studying public relations, communications, or a related field 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office package, including Word and Excel

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge or interest in the music industry and the history of country music 

Key Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Strong organizational and writing skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills 

Conditions of Internship:

  • Must be able to work some evening and/or weekend events
  • Lift 25 lbs. or less

Notes to Applicant:

  • Please upload a resume and a cover letter when applying for this position.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the varied attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique, and we believe that fostering a culture of inclusion is essential to institutional excellence. The Museum promotes an environment of respect, communication, and understanding, while actively seeking opportunities to learn about and establish practices that further facilitate equity. The Museum does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
  • We are a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified candidates to apply for open positions. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its staff and visitors. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and employment verification, including federally mandated E-verify processes, as required for position.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for internships, hiring managers may only contact you if they are interested in scheduling an interview. Please refrain from calling to inquire about your status in the search.
  • Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Internships for further details about the application process, including important deadlines.
  • Applications are only accepted online on our career page: CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Employment.