Public Relations Intern (Summer 2020), Washington, D.C.
Position Overview and Responsibilities
FleishmanHillard offers college juniors, seniors, recent college graduates and graduate school students the opportunity to learn from leading public relations experts through a comprehensive internship program. The substantive work experience and solid professional training that interns gain through this program creates a strong foundation for their budding careers.
Each intern is assigned a point person and works primarily within one of FleishmanHillard’s practice groups, listed below. Interns are expected to work with professionals in their practice groups, and around the office, in order to gain an understanding of our clients’ various industries. Interns experience multiple facets of the communications industry and engage with account staff on a variety of projects, including research, writing, event coordination and staffing, media relations and creative brainstorming. Responsibilities of the public relations intern include media monitoring and pitching, research related to client industries, drafting and editing of press releases, talking points, memos, social media posts, and other written content.
All candidates applying for an internship supporting the following teams may do so via this listing:
- Public affairs
- Brand marketing & corporate reputation management
- Public Sector - U.S. Army
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.
Interns must be a college junior or above with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Applicants should have excellent communications and critical thinking skills and be able to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment. While a strong interest in public relations is a must, our internship is not exclusive to public relations or communications majors.
FleishmanHillard hires interns for spring, summer and fall semesters that mirror a standard academic calendar. Full-time, paid internships (37.5 hours per week) are available, but no part-time. Interns are compensated on the same schedule as all other FleishmanHillard employees and receive overtime pay when applicable.
Friday, February 21, 2020
About the FleishmanHillard D.C. Office
FleishmanHillard’s Washington, D.C., office is one of the most prominent public relations offices in the D.C. metro area. With eight practice areas covering health communications & behavior change, social & innovation, creative, public affairs, crisis, brand & corporate reputation, media relations, and tech, the D.C. office touches a unique portfolio of clients across a wide variety of sectors. Employees in the D.C. office come from a variety of backgrounds in public relations and government policy to provide the highest-quality counsel for our clients.
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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