Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke

Social Media and Events Intern at iEmpathize

Greater Boston Area
Writing and Editing

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Sarah Burke's Summary

I am a recent college graduate with strong written and verbal communication skills and a passion for using my education and experience to serve a greater cause. Most recently, I worked as an intern for iEmpathize, an organization dedicated to eradicating child exploitation and human trafficking.

With my experience in writing, editing and promotions, I hope to obtain a career that allows me to use my professional abilities to create a positive impact on society.

Specialties: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, WordPress and CMS

Sarah Burke's Experience

Social Media and Events Intern


Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

May 2014August 2014 (4 months) Boulder, Colorado

• Create engaging social media content
• Develop creative graphics to accompany social media posts
• Organize events and fundraising opportunities
• Effectively grow organization’s community of supporters, followers and donors
• Responsible for administrative work in office

Freelance Writer

Boston Magazine

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

February 2014May 2014 (4 months)

• Write stories on deadline
• Accurately edit works for publication
• Conduct and transcribe interviews
• Create photo galleries for website

Public Relations Intern

Nashua Silver Knights Baseball

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Sports industry

May 2013August 2013 (4 months) Nashua, N.H.

• Plan and develop in-game events
• Supervise between-inning promotions
• Create content for Silver Knights social media
• Write and edit press releases, features and player profiles
• Oversee merchandise inventory
• Responsible for checking and recording souvenir store transactions and game-day profit

Public Company; 51-200 employees; ETM; Broadcast Media industry

August 2012March 2013 (8 months) Greater Boston Area

• Work in a team setting to promote and maintain the WEEI brand
• Interact with event managers and participants to create awareness of station programs
• Set up and break down WEEI representation at events

Staff Writer - Fall Sports

South Shore Sports Journal

September 2012November 2012 (3 months) Greater Boston Area

• Responsible for covering local stories and meeting deadlines
• Experience interviewing and reporting
• Accurately edited stories
• Create unique feature stories on young athletes

Digital Intern

Boston magazine

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

May 2012August 2012 (4 months) Boston

• Contribute exclusive content to six different online blogs
• Research and pitch story ideas
• Responsible for translating editorials from hard copy to
• Write social media posts for editorial content
• Fact-check and edit blogs
• Create visuals to integrate with articles for the magazine’s website
• Contact organizations for permission to use media content

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010June 2012 (1 year 11 months) Indiana, Pa.

journalism major with a public relations emphasis

Staff Writer

The Penn

February 2012May 2012 (4 months) Indiana, Pa.

Sarah Burke's Skills & Expertise

  1. Press Releases
  2. Journalism
  3. Editorial
  4. Social Media
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Photoshop
  7. Feature Articles
  8. WordPress
  9. AP Style
  10. Writing
  11. Editing
  12. Public Relations

Sarah Burke's Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism


Grade: 3.8 GPA

Summa Cum Laude
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete
Public Relations Student Society of America

Activities and Societies: Varsity Field Hockey Team, PRSSA, The Penn (staff writer)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Irish FIlm and Literature


Study abroad program (June-July 2011)

Sarah Burke's Additional Information


field hockey, running, sports, writing, painting, travel, reading

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

Summa Cum Laude (2012)
Dean’s List (2010-2012)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete (2010-2011)
National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Squad for Division II (2010)

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