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Communications Assistant Co-op

Headquartered in Quincy, Mass., the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and life safety. With a membership that includes more than 50,000 individuals from 100 nations, our mission to make the world a safer place is accomplished through extensive research and sponsoring a variety of life-saving campaigns. The Communications Division encompasses media relations, wildland fire, public education, and the award-winning magazine NFPA Journal.
General Job Description  
The co-op joins an active public affairs office and assists with a variety of public relations activities. It is a hands-on experience where the successful candidate performs a number of important tasks, works with people on all levels of the organization and develops key public relations skills for today's workplace. The co-op student comes away with skills and a portfolio.
Write press releases
Contribute to NFPA's social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and blogs
Data maintenance
Data analytics
Work on media distribution of press releases
Write for NFPA publications including NFPA Journal and e-newsletters
Video production
Assist in special event/press event preparation
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Personal Qualities: Hardworking, interested in learning, ability to work well with others.