Public Relations Intern (Summer 2024)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Published

04/09/2024

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We’re looking for a summer intern to work on a range of public affairs clients. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), paid internship that will start in June and go through August. This role is hybrid out of our DC office. 

 

From creative brainstorming to day-to-day execution, Weber Shandwick’s Interns form the foundation of a talented team that generates groundbreaking, award-winning programs. During the program, you’ll work on campaigns for iconic brands and companies you likely encounter every single day.

 

What’s in it for you? Our interns will earn practical experience as fully integrated members of account teams and will receive coaching from Weber Shandwick colleagues to help advance your career goals.  

 

More about the position:

What you’ll do all day:

  • Create: Craft written communications including media materials and compelling social content
  • Research: Analyze brands using various resources
  • Engage: Share big ideas in brainstorms and with teams
  • Plan: Assist in event coordination and logistics
  • Hustle: Pitch stories to media, develop media lists, track placements, etc.
  • Monitor: Track brands in traditional and social media

 

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Thinking: Do it out of the box. Actually, it’s best if you’re wholly unfamiliar with the concept of boxes
  • Digital: Know all the old school and the latest social media platforms, what brands are doing on them and what they should do next
  • Communication: Speak, write and edit succinctly and compellingly
  • Management: Meet deadlines, put out fires and multi-task. Work fast, and work well
  • Detail-Oriented: Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering clear and precise work is a must
  • Technical: Know Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Familiarity with platforms like Cision, Muckrack, Meltwater, Talkwalker, Brandwatch, and/or Quid are a plus
  • Dynamic: Ability to work in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Spark: Understand what sets you apart

 

What you’ll get from us:

  • Buddy: all new hires are paired with a buddy dedicated to making your time with us amazing
  • Built-In Mentorship: access to former interns through panels and learning sessions who can give insight into what their experience was like, and advice on making the most of your summer
  • In-person trainings and coaching: you’ll be invited to workshops and ongoing trainings in-person to introduce you to the latest and greatest in the industry
  • A possible career: Internships have the possibility of growing into a full-time position
  • A paycheck! Interns are paid hourly, at 40-hours per week

 

Requirements:

  • Recent college graduate or related experience
  • Availability: 40 hours a week from June to August

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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