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Company/Organization Name


Internship Title

Nonprofit Public Relations Internship Opportunity

Internship Duration

1 Semester

Internship Description

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) empowers our prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery professionals to thrive in their practice. The unrelenting addiction epidemic and North Carolina’s evolving continuum of care require deliberate education and vigilant advocacy. APNC is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization leading the movement to transform NC’s systems of care into a culture that promotes wellness for individuals with substance use disorder, their families and their communities.

You’ll help plan our conferences and regional trainings, keeping members up to date on what’s trending in the field. We provide training on exciting innovations and updates on pertinent legislation and policy. You’ll help eliminate the stigma around substance use and mental health and help to develop, create and implement campaigns.

Daily Opportunities:
Assist with events and conferences working with contracted staff and volunteers
Help to develop and implement innovative communications strategies
Assist Executive Director and Community Impact Manager
Help to develop policies and procedures for outgoing communications
Fully support company’s PR strategy and execute it in different phases
Create and curate engaging content
Effectively utilize organizations’s social media, newsletters and blogs
Create and distribute press releases as needed
Assist in administrative duties
Build and update media lists and databases
Schedule, coordinate and attend various events
Perform research and market analysis activities
Enhance and build relationships with current or prospect partnerships (ex. NCASPPB, NASW-NC, NCHRC and others)
Research industry trends and staying up-to-date on current events
Draft web copy, brochures and other marketing materials
Contribute toward strategic positioning and messaging documents
Other duties as assigned

APNC internships do not require a background check and you do not have to pay for parking. Personal vehicle travel for business is not expected. APNC needs a self-starter who is eager to jump right in! Interested students or individuals should reach out to Emmy Oakley, This position is unpaid.

Supervisor / Hire Name

Emmy Oakley

Supervisor / Hire Email

Supervisor / Hire Phone Number


Application Deadline


Application Process

Email resume and cover letter

Application Process (ONLY use if application is not ONLINE)


We are taking them on a rolling basis. Looking for 1-2 students each semester including Summer.

Internship Type


Is this internship opportunity provided by an Alum?

UNC Chapel Hill Alum