PR/Communications Intern - Fall 2024

Destination Cleveland

Destination Cleveland

Marketing & Communications
Cleveland, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024


As unapologetic promoters of Cleveland, the Destination Cleveland team works every day to attract visitors, inspire both visitors and locals alike to explore, and connect people to experiences that illustrate Cleveland’s diversity, creativity, and contagious passion. We’re in the business of equitably growing the region’s economy through travel and tourism while also cultivating a passion for Greater Cleveland.

As the only organization charged with marketing Cleveland outside of the region, we never stop talking about the city. We know the region inside and out. We roll up our sleeves and get the job done for The Land. We’re a group of expectation-exceeding, fun-loving, innovative professionals.

Destination Cleveland is seeking a self-motivated, passionate individual to gain valuable experience in the field of PR/communications. This person should be prepared to work on a variety of projects and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of destination PR and communications.

  • Mandatory Start Date & Orientation: September 11, 2024
  • 15-22 hours/week in office or required hours for internship course credit (flexible)
  • $15/hour rate of pay
  • $50/Month Stipend
  • Internship duration: FALL (Sept. 11 – Dec. 31)


  • Build your portfolio
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Exposure to a variety of professions within the hospitality industry
  • Opportunities to attend professional networking events occurring in the region
  • Work at a nationally recognized destination marketing & management organization


  • PR Materials & Resources Maintenance: Help update media fact sheets and media section of website, including Cleveland in the News and Cleveland Accolades.
  • PR Writing: Organize and develop descriptions of new attractions, hotels, restaurants, etc. to be used in news releases and itineraries for visiting media; assist with creation of news releases and out-of-market media and B2B newsletters.
  • Media Tracking: Assist with tracking media coverage, editing broadcast clips and updating media logs.
  • Media Relations: Assist with curation and writing of content for local leisure media pitches as well as talking points for requested interviews; media list development through research of online, print and broadcast media outlets; Assist with media familiarization trips and organizing travel writer itineraries (as needed.)
  • List Development & Maintenance: Create and update detailed lists for internal tracking of local breweries, restaurants and other categories as needed; create and update lists of diverse annual events, celebrations and commemorations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Experience in communications-related internship or relevant classwork; understanding of the PR process as it pertains to working with the media is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-motivated and team player attitude
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Familiar with Cleveland and the surrounding Northeast Ohio region
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Viewing computer monitors
  • Sitting
  • Standing for community functions, presentations, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

On-site position. Office environment; moderate noise.


For more information and to apply for the position, please visit our website:

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