Converse Inc. seeks bright, motivated individuals with strong multi-tasking abilities for Spring 12 internship opportunities within its PR/Communications department. Interns will be encouraged to participate in all aspects of our PR programming and be given substantive roles in activities that may include: media monitoring, sample trafficking, media relations and press events surrounding Converse footwear, apparel, accessories and corporate activities.
Internship is located in New York City.
We are looking for individuals that can intern at minimum 3 days a week (9AM – 6PM) during the Spring semester. Only candidates with appropriate experience will be called in for interviews.
COMPENSATION: Credit Only **Interns must be able to receive school credit to participate in the Converse internship program.**
DURATION: Spring internships begin in the end of December or beginning of January and end mid-late May.
RESPONSIBILITIES: o Assist in trafficking footwear and apparel samples for all editorial, broadcast and celebrity requests - creating sample loan out sheets, bagging up samples, bringing shopping and garment bags to mailroom, checking in and restocking returned samples, etc. o Help maintain and organize PR closet: organize footwear and apparel samples on racks and shelves, archive old samples, etc. o Review magazines for editorial coverage. Including scanning and creating clips for all ran press credits and assist in archiving press clips. o Help with footwear and apparel editor/influencer product orders, seedings and mailings, including seasonal lookbook distribution, editor gifting, influencer product giveaways, processing orders, etc. o Update and maintain media database and influencer database with current editorial and influencer contacts for both footwear and apparel collections. o Assist at special events and press previews. o General administrative duties including photo copying, department organization, press kit production, mailings, distribute magazines, expenses and mail distribution, etc.
TO APPLY: o Email firstname.lastname@example.org o Include a brief cover letter in the body of the email with relevant PR experience. o Subject of the email should read "PR INTERNSHIP RESUME". o Applications must be submitted by November 23, 2011.
QUALIFICATIONS: o Past PR fashion industry, communications or magazine/editorial experience is required. o Computer proficient with knowledge of Photoshop and File Maker Pro a plus.
REQUIREMENTS: o Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university and can receive school credit. o You must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior. o Minimum 3.0 GPA.
About Converse Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including premium lifestyle men's and women's footwear and apparel. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 58 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Converse on the web at www.converse.com.