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Internship Overview:

The Public Relations/Social Media Intern will work directly with the Digital Communications Manager. Successful candidates will be already actively engaged already in some aspect of social media, including blogging, communication with friends and colleagues through vehicles such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Candidates should additionally be consumers of both print and electronic media and understand the relationships within the evolving media landscape. This intern should have an understanding of social media tools and techniques as well as various marketing styles (traditional, new media, guerilla and ‘word of mouth’).

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Digital Marketing team in executing a social media strategy to increase visibility, membership, and traffic across all digital platforms.
  • Experiment with new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities.
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications and appropriately apply that knowledge to increasing the use of social media at the Exec Club.
  • Measure the impact of social media on the overall marketing efforts
  • Assist in posting the “post/tweet of the day” by using social media organizing tools like Sprout Social and
  • Work on various public relations campaigns.
  • Assist in writing, editing, and pitching.
  • Work on creating an archive that showcases the Exec Club’s brand on different platforms.
  • Archiving Media Clips
  • Administrative tasks and special projects as assigned


  • Ability to handle several tasks in varying stages of development
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to work independently, including prioritization of tasks and self-management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; NetForums or other database experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent writing skills and willingness to use them
  • Willingness to experiment, to learn, and to be creative
  • Ability to create great working relationships
  • Must have at least one business outfit for attendance at Exec Club programs
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. and stand for an hour unassisted

Hours: ~16 hours/ week. Schedule TBD upon placement
Term: Ongoing Opportunities. Summer, Fall Semester, or Spring semester duration
Rate: School credit when applicable

About Us: The Exec Club is Chicago’s premier membership and business forum. The Executives’ Club of Chicago is a valued resource for local business leaders – connecting members, providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. Exec Club membership is comprised of senior-level executives, including significant representation among CEOs of multinational corporations headquartered in the region, as well as professionals from Chicagoland’s business, civic, and academic communities. Founded in 1911, the Exec Club is one of the nation’s oldest and most established business organizations.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Clark, Please note in subject of email which intern position you applying for.