Public Relations Intern (Summer 2020), San Francisco

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard’s San Francisco is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time paid summer intern position. Interns are an integral part of our teams, giving participants real-life experience and skills that will help them succeed in their communications careers in the future.

Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter specifying up to three areas of interest, and openings are available for qualified candidates in the following practices groups:

  • Consumer
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Social and Innovation

Our Summer internships offer the opportunity to work with the winner of PRWeek’s Large Agency of the Year 2014 and Best Places to Work 2013, and a team of public relations counselors serving a wide roster of internationally recognized companies.

San Francisco interns have the opportunity to gain exposure to a range of public relations skills, including competitive and industry research and analysis, building media lists, media monitoring, writing media materials, developing internal communications materials, social media management, and event planning. 

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.


Ideal candidates will have graduated and completed college coursework in journalism, public relations, communications or related fields. Successful applicants will possess:

  • Excellent communications and critical-thinking skills
  • Excellent research, writing and organization skills
  • Ability to work easily in both large team environments or independently
  • Prior internship experience at a public relations firm or corporate communications department
  • Demonstrate the ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn from our industry-leading team of counselors
  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week), paid position that runs from May 2020 to August 2020, with the opportunity for extension

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2017; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at

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, 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.

FleishmanHillard will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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.

If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please call 314-982-6283 or email our careers team.

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.