Communications and Public Relations Internship (Unpaid) at Virginia Mason

Communications and Public Relations Internship (Unpaid)

Known for innovations in patient care, Virginia Mason is a nonprofit organization offering a system of integrated health services. Our vision to be the Quality Leader and transform health care is achieved by adopting best practices as standard work and by improving systems via the Virginia Mason Production System, which uses Lean principles pioneered by Toyota. At Virginia Mason, we strive to provide the finest health care through an interdisciplinary approach we call “Team Medicine,” which gives every individual the chance to contribute to the well-being of our patients and the continuing success of our medical center.

Areas of responsibilities include:

Media relations – pitching stories, writing news releases, hosting reporter visits/interviews.

Internal communication – writing intranet content, covering organizational events, developing communication plans.

Patient communication – writing patient correspondence and copy for patient collateral and blog.


In addition, the intern will assist Communications Department team members in a variety of other activities, including social media.


Requirements: Junior, senior or graduate student with a major in Communications or related field. Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. Flexibility and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.


Contact: Michelle Peterson, Director Virginia Mason Communications and Public Relations Mailstop: D1-PR PO Box 900

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 583-6581



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