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Become A Public Relations Internship

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Working As A Public Relations Internship

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $56,770

    Average Salary

What Does A Public Relations Internship Do

A Public Relations Intern drafts basic public relations materials, such as news releases, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, and other materials, as directed. They create and write copy for flyers or web content from multiple previously produced materials.

How To Become A Public Relations Internship

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Employers prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.

Education

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business. Through such programs, students produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to prospective employers.

Training

Entry-level workers typically begin by maintaining files of material about an organization’s activities, skimming and retaining relevant media articles, and assembling information for speeches and pamphlets. After gaining experience, public relations specialists begin to write news releases, speeches, articles for publication, or carry out public relations programs.

Other Experience

Internships at public relations firms or in the public relations departments of other businesses can be helpful in getting a job as a public relations specialist.

Some employers prefer candidates that have experience communicating with others through a school newspaper or a leadership position in school or in their community.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Public relations specialists deal with the public and the media regularly; therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favorable image for their organization.

Organizational skills. Public relations specialists are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Public relations specialists sometimes must explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations specialists regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to clearly explain the organization’s position.

Writing skills. Public relations specialists must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short, succinct way to get the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Public Relations Internship Career Paths

Public Relations Internship
Public Relations Office Manager Marketing Coordinator
Associate Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Coordinator Account Manager Marketing Director
Brand Director
11 Yearsyrs
Account Coordinator Account Executive Marketing Manager
Brand Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Director Search Engine Optimizer
Digital Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Communications Director Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Account Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Senior Account Executive Public Relations
Director Of Publications Marketing
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Program Coordinator Event Manager
Events Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Account Executive Senior Account Executive Public Relations
Manager Of Corporate Communications
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Office Manager Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Sales Consultant Marketing Consultant
Marketing Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Territory Manager Account Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Search Engine Optimizer
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Editor Writer And Editor Public Affairs Specialist
Public Affairs Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Account Executive Marketing Manager
Regional Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Marketing Director
Senior Director Of Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Marketing Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Sales Manager Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
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Public Relations Internship Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    72.5%
  • Male

    24.8%
  • Unknown

    2.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    77.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.5%
  • Asian

    9.8%
  • Unknown

    1.9%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    46.1%
  • French

    15.4%
  • Mandarin

    6.0%
  • Chinese

    6.0%
  • Italian

    5.6%
  • German

    2.5%
  • Cantonese

    2.4%
  • Korean

    2.0%
  • Portuguese

    2.0%
  • Arabic

    2.0%
  • Japanese

    1.9%
  • Russian

    1.8%
  • Hindi

    1.4%
  • Greek

    1.3%
  • Hebrew

    1.2%
  • Urdu

    0.6%
  • Tagalog

    0.5%
  • Polish

    0.5%
  • Vietnamese

    0.4%
  • Turkish

    0.4%
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Top Skills for A Public Relations Internship

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Top Public Relations Internship Skills

  1. Press Releases
  2. Company Website
  3. Facebook
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and distributed press releases to local media to spread the word about volunteer opportunities in the community.
  • Recommended, implemented and maintained site design and operation (4 company websites in total).
  • Create and maintain social networks like Twitter and Facebook building digital strategies for fundraiser.
  • Maintained all social media outlets (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter).
  • Edit company website to include current speaker programs for clients and general public; update internal database respectively.

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