ASHBB Public Relations Internship

Company: Second Harvest of the Big Bend


Contact Person: Shari Hubbard, APR

Application Deadline: December 28, 2018


America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend (ASHBB) is the food bank which serves 11 counties in the Big Bend region of northwest Florida. Together with our 135 partner agencies, we provide meals for 55,000 food-insecure people every month, and process more than 10 million pounds of food through our warehouse each year. We are a member of the Feeding America national network of food banks, and we are one of three Florida food banks designated to provide initial disaster relief in our region.

ASHBB is offering a public relations/communications internship for spring semester 2019. Our intern will work directly with the Director of Community Relations, an APR-certified public relations professional. For public relations/communications majors interested in learning about working in the non-profit sector, this internship will provide practical, hands-on experience.

Specific internship duties will include:
–Media Relations (working with local, regional and national media to facilitate interviews, warehouse tours and editorial requests to promote Second Harvest of the Big Bend)
–Event Coordination and Promotion (such as the WTXL Turkey Drive and Blue Jeans and Blazers fundraising event)
–Volunteer Program Development (recruiting new volunteers; volunteer orientation; scheduling volunteer groups; volunteer training and supervision)
–Food Drives (coordinating new food drives with local organizations)
–Community Relations (greeting ASHBB guests and providing orientation for food drop-offs; facilitating partner agency information requests; etc.)
–Crisis Planning/Disaster Relief (including ongoing Hurricane Michael disaster relief efforts)


We are looking for a junior or senior year candidate who will commit 10-15 hours weekly. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds to participate in off-site events.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Job Originally Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2018