Edelman is looking for creative and intelligent practitioners to join their team as an intern this summer. Students must be rising seniors. The internship is open to be be based from an Edelman office located in: New York, NY; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; or Los Angeles, CA. Applications close Friday, March 15, 2024.

About Edelman:

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting press releases, media lists, fact sheets, editorial content, and much more
  • Learning the basics of your clients’ business – i.e. product/service offerings, media targets, and competitors
  • Monitoring client and competitor media coverage and drafting coverage recaps for your team
  • Conducting social media monitoring and reporting
  • Updating media lists and pitching media contacts, under the direction of a supervisor
  • Staying up to date on industry news and trends
  • Participating in team brainstorming sessions
  • Assisting with the preparation of press kits for distribution
  • Assisting with research projects and new business audits

Qualifications:

  • A passion for communications and PR
  • Proven organization skills and the ability to adapt to new assignments, deadlines, and conditions quickly
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – whether presenting to colleagues, drafting emails to clients, or participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Strong research skills and a demonstrated ability to become a strong writer
  • Developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people across multiple accounts
  • Basic understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • History of strong leadership skills through work experience and/or extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated creative thinker
  • Familiar with the public relations, digital marketing, or communications discipline through past coursework, internships, or personal experiences 

Additional Information:

  • Interns are paid $20/ hour and are expected to work a full-time schedule (40 hours/ week)
  • The internship is a 10-week program beginning on Monday, June 10, 2024 and ending Friday, August 16, 2024
  • In order to be considered, you must be a rising senior having completed your junior year by the summer of 2024
  • The internship program will be hybrid—approximately 3 days/week in office
  • Edelman does not provide any form of housing reimbursement
  • Only students who are authorized to work in the United States will be considered
  • Failure to submit a complete application will result in ineligibility

In order to be considered, you must submit the following with your application:

  • A resume of relevant work, education, and extra-curricular experiences
  • A writing sample in 500 words or less in response to this prompt: Share a skill that you possess that would be most valuable to this role.

Application Process & Details:

To learn more and to apply for this internship, please visit the job posting on the Edelman website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged. Interviews are tentatively set for the end of February through late March.

Applications will close Friday, March 15, 2024.