If you’re interested in seeing what PR agency life is all about and gaining real-world knowledge and experience, then Dittoe Public Relations may be the place for you! We’re hiring public relations and social media interns for Spring 2021, and we want you to apply! This paid internship offers both part-time and full-time options.

Here’s what you need to know: 

Dittoe PR interns are responsible for assisting with the execution of strategic public relations or social media initiatives and contributing to the success of the firm’s clients. Interns will be mentored by intern coordinators and work closely with the firm’s entire staff, from account coordinators to the company’s leadership team.

This internship is for detail-oriented self-starters looking to develop a well-rounded public relations skill set in an energetic and challenging environment. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), initiative, and creativity, as well as feel comfortable juggling multiple projects and deadlines.

Learn more about each internship’s responsibilities below:

Public Relations Intern

  • Drafting compelling content such as press releases, media pitches, blogs and more
  • Researching comprehensive press lists for local, national and trade media
  • Supporting media relations execution including pitching, media monitoring and more
  • Participating in agency meetings, training sessions and brainstorming sessions
  • Handling research and analysis projects in support of client objectives as needed
  • Contributing to the execution of media relations campaigns
  • Assisting with client and business projects as needed
  • Assisting with administrative duties as assigned by staff

Social Media Intern

  • Creating and scheduling social media content for clients across a variety of industries and channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Supporting social and influencer relations research and execution
  • Supporting execution of social listening, follower acquisition, and select social media advertising tactics
  • Participating in agency meetings, training sessions and brainstorming sessions
  • Handling research and analysis projects in support of client objectives as needed
  • Contributing to the execution of media relations campaigns
  • Assisting with client and business projects as needed
  • Assisting with administrative duties as assigned by staff

Key qualifications for public relations and social media interns: 

  • Actively enrolled in or a recent graduate of a university journalism, public relations, strategic communications, marketing, advertising, or other related program
  • Previous professional or relevant internship experience
  • Solid, versatile writing skills in both creative and technical fields
  • An ability to be professional and personable in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and good judgment
  • Smart, creative, assertive and innovative individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and willing to collaborate with teams
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines

To apply, send a cover letter, resume with references, and three diverse writing samples to Vanessa Stepanek at vanessa [at] dittoepr.com. No phone calls please. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Oct. 23.