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PR & Publicity Intern

Public Relations | Hybrid in New York, NY | Internship | From $18.00 to $18.00 per hour

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a PR & Publicity Summer Intern. The PR & Publicity Intern will assist with the daily operations of the Sesame Workshop Public Relations (PR) team and provide support during the planning, development, and implementation phases of Sesame Workshop’s various communications initiatives. The PR team is looking for someone highly organized, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator. This person must be a current undergraduate student at an accredited institution and be able to work in person at our New York City office this summer.

Please note: The term will be June 2024 - August 2024. The schedule will be 3 days per week (hybrid: 2 days in-person, 1 day remote); up to 21 hours per week

Responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor public email inboxes for press inquiries & clip requests; read & respond to fan mail
  • Assemble & mail PR packages
  • Help coordinate logistics/travel arrangements & prepare documents for interviews & appearances with Sesame Street Muppets & SW executives
  • Collect & organize weekly press clips; populate & maintain department database of coverage highlights
  • Draft guides/how-to documents for departmental processes
  • Help prepare project budgets & track contracts, invoices, & payments
  • Provide on-site support for local press appearances with Sesame Street Muppets & SW executives
  • Create a concise, dynamic video highlight reel recapping notable press moments from the previous year
  • Assist with various administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, updating calendars, ordering office supplies, & organizing swag
  • Help with other ongoing projects as needed


  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, & able to juggle multiple ongoing projects
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Self-starter & comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Creative thinker/problem-solver
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Basic graphic design & video editing experience a plus (specifically, knowledge of Canva and Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, & Premiere Pro)
  • Familiarity with Airtable is a plus

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the global impact nonprofit behind Sesame Street and so much more. For over 50 years, we have worked at the intersection of education, media, and research, creating joyful experiences that enrich minds and expand hearts, all in service of empowering each generation to build a better world. Our beloved characters, iconic shows, outreach in communities, and more bring playful early learning to families in more than 150 countries and advance our mission to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Learn more at and follow Sesame Workshop on Instagram, X, Facebook, and TikTok.

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