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Public Relations Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

This internship was virtual so even though I was technically working for the New York office, I could collaborate with the LA office as well. This allowed me to deal with a greater variety of projects across brands, content and talent. Furthermore, the intern team was just 6 people so we got to collaborate and network on a deeper level rather than superficial networking. We learned each other's interests and strengths so we could support each other in the work process. We also got the opportunity to work on leadership and communication skills.

What I wish was different

I wish we were paid for the value we added rather than simply given academic credit.

Advice

This internship requires agency and initiative. Your supervisors will give you assignments and lots of opportunities to understand the industry but it's on you to go the extra mile and make the most of them.
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General Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I felt this internship taught me more about the world of Public Relations than any classroom experience ever could. I learned something new every single day and was constantly challenged with new and interesting tasks to fine-tune my writing and communications skills. Our superiors instilled a great deal of trust in us to perform various tasks for very important clients and they were always open to answering any questions we had and were always willing to help us when needed.

What I wish was different

I wish I got paid for the internship because a lot of the time we were doing tasks that the Account Executives or assistants would have been doing themselves and they would use our work for various projects, however the experience I gained from practicing all of these tasks mostly outweighed the factor of not being paid.

Advice

I would let them know that they should be prepared for a very fast-paced environment and should be ready to perform any task at the drop of a hat. I would also tell them they are expected to speak with clients at times and to answer phones and greet clients when they come into the office so they should practice their phone skills and any professional communication skills they have to seem as professional and mature as possible.
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