FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become A Publishing Internship

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Publishing Internship

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

  • Stressful

  • $50,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Publishing Internship Do

Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals. 

Duties

Public relations specialists typically do the following:

  • Write press releases and prepare information for the media
  • Respond to information requests from the media
  • Help clients communicate effectively with the public
  • Help maintain their organization's corporate image and identity
  • Draft speeches and arrange interviews for an organization’s top executives
  • Evaluate advertising and promotion programs to determine whether they are compatible with their organization’s public relations efforts
  • Evaluate public opinion of clients through social media

Public relations specialists, also called communications specialists and media specialists, handle an organization’s communication with the public, including consumers, investors, reporters, and other media specialists. In government, public relations specialists may be called press secretaries. In this setting, workers keep the public informed about the activities of government officials and agencies.

Public relations specialists draft press releases and contact people in the media who might print or broadcast their material. Many radio or television special reports, newspaper stories, and magazine articles start at the desks of public relations specialists. For example, a press release might describe a public issue, such as health, energy, or the environment, and what an organization does concerning that issue.

Press releases are increasingly being sent through the Internet and social media, in addition to publication through traditional media outlets. Public relations specialists are often in charge of monitoring and responding to social media questions and concerns.

Public relations specialists are different from advertisers in that they get their stories covered by media instead of purchasing ad space in publications and on television.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Publishing 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.

Show More

Show Less

Publishing Internship jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Publishing Internship Career Paths

Publishing Internship
Production Assistant Office Administrator Marketing Coordinator
Associate Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Assistant Office Manager Marketing Director
Brand Director
11 Yearsyrs
Editorial Assistant Project Manager Marketing Manager
Brand Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manager Product Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Communications Specialist Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Coordinator Communications Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Office Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Communications Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editorial Assistant Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist
Marketing Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Program Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Content Writer Social Media Manager
Marketing/Social Media Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Marketing Director Search Engine Optimizer
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Manager Marketing Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist Marketing Manager
Regional Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Marketing Manager Marketing Director
Senior Director Of Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Managing Editor Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Show More

Publishing Internship Demographics

Gender

Female

70.0%

Male

28.3%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

79.6%

Hispanic or Latino

9.7%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

2.1%

Black or African American

0.4%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.5%

French

16.1%

German

5.7%

Japanese

5.7%

Mandarin

3.4%

Greek

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Italian

3.4%

Hindi

2.3%

Korean

2.3%

Indonesian

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Croatian

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Bosnian

1.1%

Turkish

1.1%

Hmong

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Gujarati

1.1%

Hebrew

1.1%
Show More

Publishing Internship Education

Schools

Belmont University

22.5%

New York University

9.0%

Drexel University

7.2%

Purdue University

5.4%

Emerson College

4.5%

DePaul University

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

Brigham Young University

3.6%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.6%

Johns Hopkins University

3.6%

New School

3.6%

University of Southern California

3.6%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.6%

San Francisco State University

3.6%

Portland State University

3.6%

Syracuse University

2.7%

University of Alabama

2.7%

Ithaca College

2.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.7%

Bard College

2.7%
Show More
Majors

English

27.7%

Writing

13.1%

Communication

11.8%

Entertainment Business

7.3%

Journalism

5.2%

Business

3.9%

Public Relations

3.7%

Marketing

2.9%

Music

2.6%

History

2.6%

Publishing

2.6%

Psychology

2.4%

Photography

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.1%

Fine Arts

1.8%

Computer Applications

1.8%

Management

1.6%

Political Science

1.6%

Literature

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

68.1%

Masters

19.3%

Other

7.8%

Certificate

2.6%

Associate

1.2%

Doctorate

1.0%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Skills for A Publishing Internship

PressReleasesAdobeIndesignCompanyWebsiteBasicEditingCatalogInformationTwitterBookSalesAdobePhotoshopBlogPostsArticleContentDataEntryBookProposalsWebContentHtmlProofreadManuscriptsBookReviewsDesktopInternetPinterestIllustrator

Show More

Top Publishing Internship Skills

  1. Press Releases
  2. Adobe Indesign
  3. Company Website
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Edited, proofread, and developed manuscripts; Wrote press releases
  • Utilized Adobe InDesign to format the inside spread according to School Datebooks standards and client specifications.
  • Updated company website and organized accounts of artist revenues and expenses, Designed, organized and executed promotional mailings.
  • Assisted in the basic editing of manuscripts quickly and efficiently.
  • Updated Catalog information * Filed licenses, license requests, and statements electronically and physically * Contacted licensees with outstanding payments

Top Publishing Internship Employers

Show More