4 ways students can land PR internships

Whether you’re scurrying to cement summer plans to boost your industry experience or are preparing for fall opportunities, these tips can help you stand out.

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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.

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