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Internship 2016 110


Organizational Overview

The Pyramid Society was created in 1969, by a small group of American Arabian horse breeders passionately concerned about preserving and perpetuating the vanishing bloodlines of the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse. Since its founding - while not a breed registry - The Pyramid Society has devoted its efforts to continued education and ongoing activities for its 300+ membership, as well as thousands of outside supporters. It remains one of the most highly-esteemed Arabian breeders' organizations in the world.

The Egyptian Event, sponsored by The Society, is the world's largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian horse. Now in its 36th year, the 2016 Egyptian Event will take place June 7-11, 2016, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, making it one of the longest running shows held at the park. The Event will feature the finest Egyptian Arabians from five continents, all competing for substantial prize monies and prestigious awards.  The coordination of all Event activities remains the focus of staff’s attention leading up to and following the Event.

The Internship

The Pyramid Society is looking for a positive, outgoing communicator who is eager to be involved with the successful online and offline promotion of a major horse show! Intern will be working directly with our staff to enhance the exposure and public image of our annual Egyptian Event. Intern will be tasked especially with expanding our local and regional visibility and building a following for The Egyptian Event as a brand which exists apart from The Pyramid Society’s corporate identity.

The ideal candidate for this position is well-organized, has an independent work ethic, and exhibits the ability to multi-task and think creatively with moderate direction. Ideal candidates will have a foundational understanding of and will seek to grow in the areas of:

  • Event Planning
  • Writing / Journalism
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Website Content Management
  • Targeted Public Relations and Publicity Campaigns

This is an off-site position, and the intern may be located anywhere throughout the continental United States. High speed, reliable internet service is a must. Hours are flexible based on availability of Intern and class schedule. Ideal candidate would be available for work mid-January through late May or late June.

Assist with the creation and distribution of press releases, eBlasts, media database maintenance, website updates, help build media relations, content creation & assist with managing general PR campaigns. Other projects as deemed appropriate.

Successful completion of the internship as described above will result in course credit as provided by your institution, verbal and written recommendations and consideration for future employment within the organization.

Please send Cover Letter, Résumé or CV, Equine Photography sample, and Journalistic/PR Writing sample to:

Carol Aldridge
The Pyramid Society
4067 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 2
Lexington, KY 40511‚Äč

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