Three Marketing and Public Relations Internships Offered Summer 2012 at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

February 9, 2012

POSITION 1: Media Relations Intern FULL-TIME PAID
This position will assist the media relations team with reactive and proactive media/public relations strategies for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its entities.
Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write news releases and media advisories
  • Pitch stories to media
  • Coordinate media interviews and photo shoots
  • Escort media on hospital campus
  • Contribute to media relations team with seeking out news story ideas/topics
  • Track and compile weekly media activity for hospital’s CEO
  • Manage and update media relations activity log
  • Participate in media relations strategic planning with team and agency of record
  • Manage online News Room (i.e. post news releases, multi-media releases, media advisories, etc).

POSITION 2: Physician Marketing Intern FULL-TIME PAID
This position will work with the physician marketing team to develop and execute comprehensive marketing tactics targeted to local and regional physicians that may include online, internal, public relations and consumer communication.
Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop marketing collateral (i.e. fact sheets, brochures) with project lead and creative services team
  • Assist with planning physician recognition events
  • Report competitive media information or news activity
  • Update marketing databases
  • Assist with online initiatives and content updates
  • Interact with all teams

POSITION 3: Interactive Marketing Intern FULL-TIME PAID
The interactive marketing team is responsible for maintaining the external Nationwide Children’s Hospital Web site - This internship position will support team initiatives and will receive hands-on training and real-world Web marketing and social media experience.
Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write Web copy for various audiences
  • Assist with Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO & SEM) opportunities
  • Coordinate data for reporting needs
  • Learn Web management tools and update the site
  • Assist with social media opportunities

Position 1 – Media Relations
Students working toward a degree in public relations, communication or journalism. Completion of basic public relations or related courses, and familiarity with Associated Press style required. Excellent writing and communication skills are musts. Previous media relations, public relations or communication internship experience preferred.

Position 2 – Physician Marketing
Students working toward a degree in marketing or communication. Documented completion of basic courses toward degree is required. Must possess strong, concise writing abilities with solid verbal communication and organizational skills. Must be proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office, primarily Excel and Word. Web design or content development experience is a plus. This position would provide the opportunity to work directly with physicians and external audiences.

Position 3 – Interactive Marketing
Qualified students include those who are working toward a degree in marketing, Web communications, public relations or a related communication field. Documented completion of basic courses toward a degree is required. Good writing and communication skills are required, and students must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Also required are strong organizational/time management skills. Previous Web experience is not required but industry knowledge is preferred.  Students interested in expanding their technical skills and knowledge of Web management tools are encouraged to apply.

To apply for a summer internship in Marketing and Public Relations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, visit, scroll to the bottom and click “Career Opportunities” and then click on “Apply for a Job.” Once on this page, select “Business” and hit “Search.” Scroll through the open positions to find the internships listed above.
*If you have trouble finding the specific internship you’re interested in applying for, please call Human Resources at (614) 355-4111.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at