As a public relations intern at The deFIANT, you will be an extension of the team and an integral component to the agency's daily tasks and operations. This internship will also provide you an opportunity to develop professional skills, create work samples for portfolio use and learn the role of PR, branding, and influencer relations within an integrated agency.This internship is a hands-on and semester-long opportunity into the PR/branding world to gain experience with everyday tasks such as (helping coordinate event logistics, capture media placements, pitching, research related to upcoming projects and events and more).
THIS POSITION IS FOR COLLEGE CREDIT ONLY
Available to start immediately
Dedicate the equivalent of 20 hours per week for 12-14 weeks,
Develop a portfolio of all work completed during the period of internship
Assist in follow up/correspondence with CEO's calls/meetings
Support the preparation and distribution of media materials
Assist in conducting research for clients
Aid in planning and/or attending client events and seminars
Assist in preparing general client correspondence
Draft media releases, alerts and/or advertorial needs and proceed through the editing process with guidance from an account executive
Help organize and file documents via Google Drive and Dropbox
Assist with media clips and monitoring coverage for reporting for multiple clients
Must be in the process of earning a degree (AA,BA,MA) from an accredited two or four year college or university (full-time or part-time enrollment)
Personal laptop required
Passion for the PR industry and its best practices
Journalism, communications, advertising or public relations major preferred, but not required
Excellent writing, editing, organizational and personal skills
Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) writing guidelines
Knowledge of social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+
Working knowledge of OS X, Microsoft Office
Strong communication skills
Assist with client and media press clippings
Build and update media lists and databases
Ability to multi-task and remain organized
Responsible for timely completion of work
Enthusiasm for the public relations and related fields
Professional appearance and conduct
We look forward to reviewing your cover letters and resumes!
SALARY: For college credit only.
ABOUT THE DEFIANT (www.thedefiant.com)
The deFIANT is a a hybrid agency for the 21st century, unifying marketing and communications with innovative creative direction and multidisciplinary production.We are marketers and storytellers, influencers and innovators, designers and filmmakers, polymaths and futurists. Collectively, we are solution-driven, drawing on wide-ranging and complementary capabilities to create unparalleled brand experiences. The deFIANT breaks down the patron-client binary by working together as collaborators to create distinctive branded experiences and deliver exceptional results.
Please send resume and cover letter outlining why you are a good fit for this job. We are looking for high-energy, creative, and driven applicants!