Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Public Relations Internship

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Job Title: Public Relations Intern

Direct Report: Manager, public relations

Supports: Director, public relations

Specialist, public relations

Coordinator, public relations

Compensation: $10/hour

Time period: Eight weeks during summer

  • 20 hours/week maximum
  • Morning hours, 5 days/week preferred

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is the liaison between meeting planners, tour operators and its nearly 850 member organizations. ACVB positions Atlanta as the leading destination for conventions and tourism through sales and marketing programs, supporting Atlanta’s $13 billion hospitality industry, 230,000 jobs for metro Atlantans and 45 million visitors each year. ACVB is seeking a public relations intern for summer to assist the public relations team in marketing metro Atlanta to local, domestic and international media.

What can I learn from this internship?

Interns at ACVB are able to dive into legitimate, portfolio-building public relations projects – this isn’t an internship for coffee-fetching and lunch runs. ACVB’s public relations intern is an integral member of the department and is therefore able to gain practical experience.

Reporting to the department’s public relations manager, interns will gain a better understanding of the basic day-to-day tasks that make up a public relations position and how the hospitality industry works as a whole. ACVB interns are encouraged to attend industry events and openings to network with hospitality professionals and build relationships.

  • Internship candidates must be a recent graduate or enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level
  • Internship candidates should hold or be working toward a major in public relations, journalism or mass communications.
  • Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must have a proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • We prefer candidates who are self-starters, have strong organizational skills and are enthusiastic about gaining hands-on experience in public relations and hospitality.

What are intern responsibilities?

They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining press materials and clip files
  • Writing and editing of press releases and other press materials
  • Assisting with press tours and events
  • Attending industry events and openings
  • Researching the latest industry trends and issues for key internal communications
  • Responding to media requests under guidance and supervision

To apply, please send resume with cover letter to:

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Heather Kirksey — Manager, Public Relations at hkirksey(at)atlanta(dot)net