Friday, December 19, 2003

Paid internship at PRSA/PRSSA National Headquarter

The offer: Two internships at National Headquarters of PRSA and PRSSA. Internships are for twelve weeks each, beginning March through May and June through August of 2004. Each recipient will be compensated at a rate of $10 per hour for twelve 20-hour work weeks. No transportation or housing will be provided.

# working closely with the Directors of Public Relations and Education on several projects
# writing and editing press releases
# updating news clippings
# creating and updating media lists
# assisting with event publicity
# coordinating and assisting with the monthly E-Newsletter
# assisting the PRSSA Department as needed, including expediting mailings, working on National Conference projects, researching and writing press releases and updating and maintaining the membership database.

Qualifications: Candidates should be PRSSA members in good standing, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Juniors and seniors with concentrations in public relations, communications, journalism or marketing related fields are preferred. Candidates must be available for a phone interview, if selected as a finalist.

How To Apply: Fax or mail to the contact person the following materials:
# the completed application form [PDF]
# a 1,000 to 1,200-word essay describing why you want to pursue a career in public relations
# a letter of recommendation
# a resume

Cedric L. Bess
Manager, Public Relations
PRSA/PRSSA Headquarters
33 Irving Place, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Fax: (212) 995-0757

[Source: PRSSA website]