Golin Chicago

Feb 14, 2018


Are you fascinated by the way culture moves? Are you ready to influence the headlines, create the news of tomorrow and then show the world what’s next? Join us at Golin.

Golin is a global public relations and digital agency reinventing our industry every second of every day with award-winning client work, and we have fun while we do it. Our three CEOs describe us as, “nice guys who kick ass” and we’re happy to have earned that reputation thanks to dynamic teams, strong clients and a core conviction that the status quo just isn’t good enough. We take “work hard, play hard” even further — we believe you should go all in, or don’t go at all.

With more than 1,000 people, 50 offices and over 100 of today’s most recognizable and distinguished companies as clients, Golin continues to be one of the most sought after places to work. We inspire and create change through a commitment to deliver the deepest insights, boldest ideas and broadest engagement to the world’s leading brands through seamless integrated communications.

Are you ready to kick ass and “Go All In” for our 2018 Chicago Internship Program? 

Our paid, full-time internship runs from June to December and is designed to give you the authentic experience of working in an agency. You’ll be an active team member within our core practice groups –  corporate communications, consumer, healthcare and digital – as well as specialty practices for internal communications, research and multicultural communications.

Leave your practice work in the classroom. Around here, we put the theory into action. You’ll work to complete real assignments for clients like McDonald’s, Walmart, Mountain Dew, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sprint and Dow.

You may be asked to dig deep into what people are saying online, use data to quantify and project a trend, assist at events big and small, communicate with the media or sit in on a client brainstorm. And because we really do go all in, we offer bi-weekly lunch-and-learns and a midterm project that puts you at the center new business pitch to help you turn day-to-day professional development into a career launch pad.

What are you waiting for? Our internship begins Monday, June 4 and concludes Friday, Dec. 28. Check out the requirements below and apply today.


  • You must be a recent college graduate.
  • You must be available to work a full-time schedule, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • You must be available to attend an in-person interview at Golin’s downtown Chicago office the first week of April.

To apply, please submit:

  • Candidates may apply here
  • Your resume and responses to four short essay questions (listed below), all combined into a single PDF document****

Answer ALL of the following in no more than 200 words per question:

  1. What’s your favorite brand? Why? What makes it compelling?
  2. What’s something brave you’d like to see a brand do? Why? Is there a topic of challenge you feel a specific brand could/should address?
  3. Tell us about a time you’ve gone all in. Outside of showing up on time and giving us your best effort, how would you do that at Golin?
  4. Life at Golin takes all types of characters, so tell us, which emoji best captures who you are and why you’d fit in at Golin?

****To be considered your application must be:

Uploaded as ONE PDF DOCUMENT (resume and essay responses together)

Saved as: Last Name, First Name

Submitted directly to this posting by March 2, 2018

Failure to meet these criteria will result in disqualification.