Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Department: Museum Programs and Marketing
Mackinac Island
Start Date/ End Date:
12 consecutive weeks.
Pay Rate: Unpaid ($1,000 stipend upon successful completion of internship)
32 hours per week

Now accepting applications for the 2018 season

Application Period Ends March 2, 2018.


The public relations and marketing intern is responsible for assisting the public relations and marketing officer in a variety of activities, including writing and designing the bi-weekly employee newsletter (The Current), and all aspects of producing a news release, including interviewing sources, writing, and editing, and promoting special events.

1. Employee Newsletter
Interview sources, write copy, and use Adobe InDesign to create two-page, bi-weekly employee newsletter. Coordinate the distribution of The Current to employees.

2. Writing News Releases
Interview sources, write, and edit press releases for a variety of subjects.

3. Promoting Special Events
Assist in promoting special events, including flyer distribution, website entry (if comfortable with this), communication with radio stations, writing and distributing press releases, researching websites (event, news, and radio) in which to post the event, etc. New promotional ideas and opportunities are welcome!

4. Photography (If applicable)
If comfortable and experienced with photography, the intern will also take photos for The Current, other promotional material, and for our photo database.

5. Website and Social Media Maintenance (If applicable)
If intern is comfortable and experienced with website maintenance, the intern will also periodically assist updates to and various social media outlets.

The workstation for this position is the Post Hospital Administration Office on Mackinac Island although the employee may be asked to work at other MSHP park sites as required.  This position will generally work 12 weeks starting in early June working through late August, although may be able to work mid May through early October, and is scheduled to work 32 hours per week (approximately four days per week).  The intern may be required to work evenings, holidays and/or weekends.


This is an unpaid internship, but MSHP will offer a $1,000 stipend upon successful completion of internship.  Free Housing  on Mackinac Island to the selected individual in return for 32 hours per week of internship duties.  Housing is dormitory-style with kitchen facilities available.  We will also attempt to help to find a paid position in the area, possibly with MSHP, to assist with spending money.


Submit completed application, résumé and cover letter and any other applicable materials by mail.

For further questions or information please contact Dominick Miller at or Ken Fegan at or call 231-436-4100.

1. The application form must be printed on standard 8.5″ by 11″ paper and filled out.  Please sign and date where indicated.
2. Applications must be completed and mailed (no emails).

Download Application:
Click here to download the application.

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