Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hill School

Internship Opportunities at The Hill School

Prestigious boarding school seeks mature students for hands-on internships in communications/public relations. Options may include sports information and multimedia production.

The Communications Office of The Hill School (Pottstown, Pa) offers internships during the fall and spring semesters as well as the summer months. Flexible scheduling allows students to intern either part- or full-time, for academic credit or for experience only. Interns will have the opportunity to build a diverse portfolio of writing samples and related work.

This position is appropriate for dependable individuals with solid writing and communications skills and an interest in public relations, journalism, website content (including video and audio production for the web), sports information, and/or events planning.

Assignments may include compiling "Class Notes" and articles for the School's alumni magazine; writing press releases; proofreading; preparing content for the School's website; assisting with constituency event preparations; conducting research using the Internet and other resources; and occasional office support tasks. Specific internship assignments may be determined according to the student's particular interests and skills.

Although this is an unpaid position, a stipend will be granted to the intern upon his or her successful internship completion. When school is in session, interns may enjoy lunch in the dining hall (free of charge). It is essential that the intern show respect for institutional culture as well as confidentiality concerns. Interns will be expected to dress professionally.

For additional information, please contact Cathy Skitko, director of communications at The Hill School, 610/326-1000, extension 7317, e-mail cskitko@thehill.org. Interns will be asked to submit a resume, writing samples, and references. As we are a high school, all prospective interns also will be required to submit State-mandated background screening materials; fees will be paid by The Hill School.

Founded in 1851, The Hill School is one of America's leading independent college preparatory schools. It enrolls 495 high school students from 32 states and 20 countries. The School is the alma mater of James A. Baker III (former U.S. Secretary of State); Oliver Stone (film producer) and James Cromwell (actor); Tobias Wolff and Pinckney Benedict (award-winning authors); Norman Pearlstine (editor-in-chief of Time Warner); Douglas Warner (CEO of J.P. Morgan & Company), and many others distinguished in professions ranging from business and medicine to law and education. In 1998 The Hill School admitted girls as well as boys; the School currently is 56 percent boys and 44 percent girls.

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