5 ways PR interns can use their experiences to secure coveted positions

Turn your internship into the first job of your career with these insights and tips.

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Each summer we have interns bustling about our agency, all craving to explore the world of public relations in Chicago. Some of our most dedicated and longest-tenured employees started as interns.

Want to launch your career by securing a coveted PR position? All you have to do is be a stand-out intern by following these tips:

1. Honor the commitment.

Internships are hard to come by, and can provide valuable experience.

Organizations get hundreds of applications for internship positions. Heron Agency received more than 600 applications to fill five or six intern positions this summer. If you accept an internship and then back out, there are plenty of eager people who would have killed for the opportunity that won’t get the experience to appreciate and learn.

Take it seriously.

Even if it ends up not being exactly what you want to do with your life, it is important to not burn bridges, especially in PR, when you never know who knows whom and where it might be important in the future. If you secure an internship, show you care by being early. Make it known that you truly care about the work you are doing.

2. Ask for feedback.

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