Communications and Public Relations Intern

American Academy of Neurology

Great People. Great Mission.

Surround yourself with fun, energetic, and hard-working professionals who are dedicated to helping neurologists worldwide provide the best possible care for their patients. The AAN’s headquarters, built in 2012, is a beautiful, energy-efficient office in downtown Minneapolis’s vibrant Mill District, just steps from the light rail, major bus lines, great parking options, walking/biking paths, and countless dining and entertainment options.

Position Details

Communications and Public Relations Intern
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN


The Communications and Public Relations Intern is an active team member that supports the organization’s communications and public relations activities. The intern has a contributing role working with the media and outside vendors, and receives one-on-one mentorship that helps build experience, confidence, and hones communications skills, demonstrating the value of the neurologist with the public.


Primary Duties

  • Assist in handling of national and international media inquiries 
  • Assemble monthly and annual media coverage reports 
  • Support the media relations team with the preparation of the organization’s annual meeting 
  • Maintain and update the internal tracking system for media inquiries 
  • Work with manager to develop and manage media pitch lists 
  • Organize and monitor print, broadcast, online, and social media clips on weekly basis 
  • Write copy for press materials and other communications as requested 
  • Conduct research for various projects

This job description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • High School diploma or GED is required
  • Currently enrolled as a student studying communications, public relations, or other related fields is required
  • Must be enrolled in an educational institution pursuing fulfillment of a degree

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point is required 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously is required 
  • Strong organizational skills are required 
  • Strong attention to detail is required 
  • Ability to handle confidential information is required 
  • Strong customer service skills are required 
  • Ability to excel and stay organized in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines is required 
  • Interest in communications and marketing is required 
  • Understanding of media monitoring services is preferred 
  • Understanding of Associated Press (AP) style is preferred 
  • Interest in healthcare public relations is preferred

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