Media Relations Intern

The Illinois Policy Institute is seeking a team member to help promote original research from the state’s strongest taxpayer advocate.

Goal: The media relations intern supports the Illinois Policy Institute media team in its mission to foster and maintain a positive brand image with media stakeholders.

Job duties will include:

  • Writing press releases on new policy research
  • Pitching and corresponding with media
  • Updating or creating talking points
  • Writing media recap reports
  • Assisting with media metrics and reports
  • Collaborating with the team in problem-solving and strategic discussions

Qualified applicants will:

  • Be interested in news media or enjoy following along with the media cycle
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills, and/or excellent video editing skills.
  • Hold or working to obtain a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, media studies or similar.
  • Serve as a pro-active thinker, engaged team member and be willing to learn quickly and on the go.

This position will begin this summer in June 2021.

To apply: Submit a résumé, cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position and in working for the Illinois Policy Institute, and any writing samples to Bobby Fortune at bfortune@bearingtree.com