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PR Internship at Education Leadership Accelerator

The Surge Institute

PR Internship at Education Leadership Accelerator
Remote Part-Time Paid


  • Interns will receive a $600 stipend upon successful completion of their internship.

  • Surge Institute reimburses for any extraneous business expenses incurred.

  • The Surge Institute provides interns the opportunity to develop critical skills and gain practical experience while working on significant projects to further the mission of the Surge Institute.


This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, team environment with a start up organization, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of PR and marketing.

We seek an intern who can participate in public relations campaigns and media relations that support the Surge Fellowship and expansion of the Surge Brand.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft external communications

  • Support development of earned media opportunities

  • Assist with distribution of news releases

  • Assist with the maintenance and distribution of marketing materials

  • Analyze correlations between earned media, marketing and PR activities, and social media and Google Analytics data

  • Provide support to social media efforts


  • The ideal internship candidate seeks resume-building experience and will be prepared to meet ambitious deadlines and execute tasks at a very high levels

  • Must be available to join us for at least 6 months - Fall through Winter '16 (duration of the internship program)

  • Previous experience working in PR and Marketing a plus

  • For candidates in Chicago, you are more than welcome to join us in our office!

About Us

The Surge Institute was established to broadly address issues of race and class in urban education, through leadership development, technical assistance and advocacy. The Surge Fellowship, our signature program, is a Leadership Development experience for young people of color who are leaders in the field of education in Chicago. Our goal is to help develop these outstanding young leaders by giving them the access to high profile leaders in the field, raising their awareness on the historical and current issues relevant in education today, in addition to building their acumen in those hard skills that are necessary for success. The Surge Institute’s vision is to dramatically change the face of leadership in education reform, all with the goal of improving education options and outcomes for low- income children.

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