Young PR pros, it’s time to secure or prepare for a summer internship.
If you’re a junior or senior in college, you’re probably spiffing up your résumé—and crossing your fingers, too.
Applying for such a promising gig, especially in the PR industry, can be daunting. “How do I gain experience without having experience?” is a question that probably crosses your mind every day.
If your Google searches are filled with questions about preparing for interviews and tips for outstanding cover letters, there’s good news: We’ve all been there.
Most veteran PR pros have spent time on the other end, mentoring interns at all skill levels. We’re here to help.
Whether you’re still hoping to land a PR internship this summer or are looking toward fall opportunities, here are a few things to add to your checklist:
1. Gain practical knowledge even when you don’t have experience.
Many PR internships and entry-level positions require industry experience. If you’ve never officially worked on a campaign or with clients, have no fear. It’s going to be OK.