Public Relations Intern

At Asulia, we believe how we nourish our bodies and the minds we educate are two of the most impactful ways to effect change. Eating well and doing good go hand in hand. We’re making it easier to eat healthy and support girls’ education by donating a portion of proceeds. It’s changed our life and it can change many others. We’re reinventing veggie foods handcrafted with love with fusion flavors. We’re vegetable obsessed!

We’re currently a 2014 MassChallenge startup finalist. MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator program and competition and the first of its kind to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Their objectives are to promote innovation, collaboration and commercialization, address the seed-stage investment gap, empower novice entrepreneurs, provide educational opportunities for entrepreneurs, and showcase entrepreneurship assets and infrastructure locally, nationally and internationally.

The nonprofit selects 128 startup companies each year to participate in its four-month accelerator program, which provides entrepreneurs access to expert mentors, marketing and media resources, funding opportunities and free office space in Boston. Following the four-month accelerator period, MassChallenge awards over $1 million in grants to the program’s top companies.

Public Relations Internship
Location: Boston, MA

The PR Intern will create pitches and press releases. Ideal applicants are individuals with strong writing and critical thinking backgrounds that seek to hone their skills in professional writing, PR, and marketing.

Main responsibilities include:
*Actively communicate with outside parties. You must have very strong interpersonal and people skills!
*Research, write and submit tailored press releases and pitches to media
*Organize editorial requests
*Be in constant communication with publications, etc…
*Create a PR database and consistently update contact information
*Attend and assist on photo shoots
*Actively send responses and follow up
*File records and engage in database research
*Compile a list of targeted publications and mail them frequently and may have to follow up with a phone call

Desired Skills & Background:
*You are highly motivated and energetic
*You thrieve in a startup envorinment
*You are able to work independently
*You have good communication and interpersonal skills
*You have negotiation skills and tact also help in this field
*Candidates with experience and/or relevant coursework are preferred
*Marketing/PR students

General expectations of all applicants:
*You are committed to success and will take this opportunity seriously.
Ideally you can commit 15 hours per week, we require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week.
*You are excited about and also share the belief of Asulia that “nutrition and education changes lives”
*You will thrive on being at a startup and take advantage of opportunities given to you during your internship.
*You can work effectively in a startup environment with relatively little structure.
*You are independent, biased to action, resourceful, and willing to learn while doing.
*You are well-versed in technology: We use: Macs, PCs, Microsoft Office, HootSuite, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Apps (Mail, Calendar, Documents, etc.), Survey Monkey, and Eventbrite
You don’t need to be an expert in all of these platforms — but you need to be competent enough with technology to learn new software quickly.

Compensation:
All Asulia internships are unpaid. We invest our time and energy to supporting our interns to ensure your success with Asulia and beyond. We want to help you discover your full potential!

Jobkey:
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Program:
MassChallenge 2014 Accelerator Program
Job Type:
An internship
Application Email:
hello@asulia.com
Startup:
Asulia Foods