12 February 2015 Business Interns PR Musings

Top PR internship tips

 

We are always on the look-out for a brilliant intern; someone who’s hard-working, willing to get stuck-in, and committed to showing us why they’d be a great asset to our team. In exchange, we believe we offer a great environment for interns to thrive, learn about PR from the bottom-up and go on to secure that first role in PR.

Although we’ve had some fantastic interns, we’ve also had a mountain of generally uninspiring CVs and covering letters and a few less than impressive interns. So, we thought we’d put together a guide on the best way to land that internship and how to approach your time with the company. We’ll be updating with more steps each week.

Impressions Count
Be proactive…in most cases agencies will not advertise for interns, they will choose someone from the pool of prospective CVs they’ve already received. So, even if an agency doesn’t look like it has an intern programme, give them a call, ask who it would be best to send a CV to, and email it over.

Your CV and covering letter are going to be key in getting you invited to interview, so please make sure you do yourself justice. Neaten and tighten-up your CV. Don’t waffle and keep it relevant to the company you’re applying to. On the flip side, if your CV only consists on a few bullet points and shows none of your personality, that won’t do you much good either.

Research Brings Results 

Make sure you’ve researched the company you would like to intern at, and mention why that company caught your eye – why would you make the perfect intern for this company, and what you looking to gain from the experience.

Add the Personal Touch 

Then follow the first rule of PR…pick up the phone! Speaking to someone in person rather than via email should heighten your chances of making a good impression and being asked to interview.

We have regular internship opportunities available, starting with a three-month placement which can develop into a permanent role to work on global campaigns for our clients.

If you are looking for a PR internship, please send your CV and covering letter to info@cherishpr.com or call +44 (0)203 626 0282.

 

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