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Media Relations Summer 2021 Intern

  • Job ID: 372169857
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Communications
  • Department: Media Relations
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Corporate Communications employees are the gatekeepers to news and updates across the UPMC system. The Communications team works with outside sources to inform the public of UPMC’s mission in a positive, reliable, and trustworthy way.

All Summer Associates work towards the common goal of operational and clinical success at UPMC. The program uses a recruit once, hire twice philosophy to bring top entry level talent to UPMC. This summer 2021 Media Relations internship could lead to a full-time position with UPMC after graduation. If you are a student in your Junior or Senior year with a strong writing background, an inquisitive personality type and an interest in a career with media relations/external communications, apply today!

This is a paid internship (approximately $12-14/hour).


  • Assist with the digital newsroom ( using a content management system
  • Assist in writing and/or creating press advisories and releases
  • Assist in writing and/or creating blog posts
  • Assist with pitching and reaching out to local, trade and national media to promote UPMC stories as needed
  • Attending on-site media events that take place throughout the UPMC system
  • Provide general team support in a wide variety of “beat” areas
  • Assist with posts on the UPMC News social media channels
  • Assist with media coverage reporting
  • Participate in service and social activities
  • Present to senior leadership
  • Represent UPMC internally and externally



  • Current Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a target graduation date between December 2021 and Spring 2023 required
  • Availability to participate as a Summer Intern full-time from June to August 2021 for approximately 11 weeks
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in, journalism, communications, English, or a related field is required
  • Demonstrated leadership ability through coursework, employment, or extracurricular activities is preferred

Interested in Learning More? Check Out the Following Sites:

  • UPMC Student Opportunities Site:

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: as required

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.

Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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