Public Relations Intern (Spring 2020), St. Louis
Position Overview and Responsibilities
Considering a career in integrated communications? If so, consider an internship at FleishmanHillard St. Louis, the global headquarters for one the largest, most prestigious communications agencies in the world. Three times a year, we hire a select group of highly qualified candidates for our internships to work with some of the very best professionals in the industry. We have positions available in a variety of practice groups and specialty areas including brand marketing, corporate reputation management, entertainment and sports, issues and crisis management, public affairs and internal communications.
We are looking for individuals who have excellent writing skills, are passionate about communications and eager to learn. The FleishmanHillard experience provides the opportunity to grow personally and professionally through exposure to client service and the inner workings of a global, integrated communications firm.
FleishmanHillard believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Qualified candidates will have at least a 3.2 GPA, previous relevant internship experience(s) and completed their junior year of college, though recent graduates are preferred. Basic job requirements include excellent written and oral communications skills, an innate curiosity, strong time management, and a desire to learn in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Interns have the opportunity to be a part of the account staff teams and assist with campaign conception to execution, developing media materials, building relationships with journalists, conducting research, drafting online content calendars and other account-related activities. All candidates must also exhibit a desire and motivation to learn and the ability to work as part of a team.
Interested candidates must attach the following items to their online application upon submission:
- Cover letter expressing interest in the internship program
- Writing samples (three if possible): Examples would be something written for a classroom assignment or previous internship (press release, pitch letter, media kit, social media calendar), a campus newspaper or magazine article, or an essay, blog post, letter, or memo of some sort
- Letter of recommendation from a former teacher, employer, supervisor, or personal reference (teacher or employer are preferred)
- Transcript (can be unofficial)
Deadlines for Spring submissions: November 1
The internship is a paid, full-time position requiring a commitment of at least five months (January 16 – May 21, 2020)
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.
FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants. Any person who feels that he or she has been subjected to discrimination should immediately report the matter to Talent Development or to a supervisor.
Any reported incident will be investigated. Retaliation against an employee or applicant who makes a good-faith claim of discrimination is prohibited. Employees and applicants may bring good-faith complaints, ask questions, and raise concerns without fear of reprisal or retaliation.
About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.
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