New England Historic Genealogical Society

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
October 17, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts

Information Systems/Technology


Public Relations Intern- unpaid


New England Historic Genealogical Society is seeking an entry-level, part-time intern who can assist with public relations and marketing tasks. This position is unpaid, but the right candidate will gain valuable professional experience at one of Boston’s oldest and most respected cultural institutions. This role is ideal for a college or graduate student who would like to pursue marketing or public relations in the museum or cultural non-profit space.

Hours and days are flexible, and we can work around other employment or class schedules. Also, we are happy to complete any required paperwork if college course credit for the internship is an option.

This internship provides education and hands-on learning experiences in the following areas:

  • Researching media contact lists
  • Updating media clippings for company and clientele
  • Media tracking
  • Drafting and editing press releases
  • Pitching media for various clientele
  • Daily office duties as needed

  • Must have some familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • At least 10-15 hours in-office preferred
The preferred candidate must be able to work independently and is a self-starter, possess attention-to-detail, understand deadlines and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team environment. This internship is UNPAID
How To Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please send your resume and writing samples to; Claire Vail, Director of Creative and Digital Strategy

Please include "Public Relations Intern" as the subject. Due to a high volume of candidates, we will only contact those we feel are a right fit for the position. Thank you.

Apply by:
November 23, 2018
About this Organization:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website,, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 260,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on, and through the assistance of a full-time staff of more than 100  genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.