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Position: Public Relations Internship
Organization: Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario

Public Relations Internship

Are you passionate about engaging the public on environmental issues? If you're looking to work with a great team for a good cause, this might just be the career move for you!

The Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Foundation is focused on making the right investments in the interconnected natural, hydrological and economic systems that Ontario's Greenbelt protects. By ensuring continuous, progressive investment in the Greenbelt, the Foundation nurtures a living, thriving Greenbelt for all to enjoy

Public Relations Internship

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Communications Advisor, the Public Relations Intern will assist in the development and execution of the Greenbelt Foundation’s communications activities and PR strategy. The intern will gain visibility into the inner workings and aspects of the public relations field, provide concrete deliverables, and acquire a greater understanding of the charitable/non-profit sector.


  • Build and update media lists and databases
  • Perform research and market analysis activities
  • Communicate and build relationships with current or prospect clients
  • Packaging and shipping parcels to media; filling media requests
  • On-site and off-site assistance with special events; event planning
  • Stakeholder-related research
  • Tracking all press coverage, clipping press hits and creating monthly press hit reports
  • Administrative duties

Qualifications and Core Competencies

  • Current enrollment in, or recently graduated from, a university or college program specialising in public relations, communications, journalism or similar relevant field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Applicable knowledge of copywriting, drafting and editing
  • Passion and a true interest in the PR industry and its best practices
  • Efficiency in MS Office
  • Excellent presentation and leadership skills
  • Attention to details
  • Experience in environmental services/studies considered an asset


Hours: 25 hours per week
Term: 6 months
Compensation: Paid Internship
Location: Downtown Toronto, easily accessible by public transportation


The position will be based at our Toronto office (downtown) in a typical office setting. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume by June 30th, 2019. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a writing sample.

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Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jun 12 2019    Numéro : 53849