Detroit Pistons

Public Relations Intern - Summer 2024

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 3, 2024

As a Public Relations Intern, you will assist the Detroit Pistons PR team with day-to-day operations during the offseason with a focus on business communications. The internship runs from June through August. Our internship program is crafted to provide interns with hands-on skills and experiences that can be readily applied to future challenges and professional pursuits.

Here at the Detroit Pistons, we are focused on equality for all. We work collaboratively to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that celebrates our differences while driving innovation and equity. Creating impactful experiences on and off the court is what we do - and ensuring that everyone has a voice is how we do it.

We are seeking a team member with a positive, upbeat demeanor that can connect with a diverse population, and we are excited to meet you!


  • Assist with Pistons community, corporate partner and business-related communications efforts, including writing news releases.
  • Build out 2024-25 Organizational Calendar
  • Manage Pistons media list including building and researching broader contact lists beyond Detroit and NBA reporters.
  • Actively monitor media coverage and develop coverage recaps for Detroit Pistons (prior knowledge of Cision Communications Cloud technology is a plus).
  • Help produce departmental publications, including Pistons Media Guide.
  • Assist with basketball-related communications as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must be available for duration of internship
  • Must possess outstanding writing/interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge, use and understanding of social media practices.
  • Demonstrate proficient computer skills, including but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and InDesign.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in short, fast paced situations.
  • Hard-working, self-improvers who are hungry, proactive, and have a positive attitude.
  • Interns must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
  • Has reliable transportation to and from Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center as necessary.
  • Able to provide their own housing throughout the duration of the internship.

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