Public Relations Intern

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About Us:

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands. 

HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation rental homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

The Opportunity:

HomeAway University is a hands-on training program for incoming Software Engineering, Data Science, Design, and Product Management students and recent graduates. You will meet hundreds of professionals within HomeAway, create an instant peer network, and feel prepared and empowered as a valuable member of your new team. HomeAway is seeking a creative, self-motivated college student or recent graduate to join our team as an intern this summer. The intern will help execute PR strategies and media relations initiatives targeted toward vacation homeowners and travelers who are discovering vacation rentals are an excellent alternative to traditional travel accommodations. This position has learning potential further their career in the public relations field.

Qualifications:

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably majoring in public relations, journalism or communications
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Energetic, and outgoing, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Systems
  • Premier writing (AP style) and research skills
  • Flexibility/Self Motivation Drive- work in short amount of time
  • Time management
  • Base knowledge of media and social media landscape
  • Will look at portfolio, writing samples
  • Organization skills
  • Dedicated/outgoing
  • Work with limited supervision and as part of a team

Responsibilities:

  • Help with responding to media queries by researching media contacts, conducting research and fulfilling general requests
  • You will write and edit press releases
  • You will be monitoring and tracking media coverage
  • You will develop and maintain media lists
  • Assist in planning/scheduling media tours, conference attendance
  • Participate in US and International PR meetings

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Expedia Group has three offices in the Austin area with a 16-story building now open in the Domain.

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