Victoria Gestner wrote an article for PRNews reminiscing about her first public relations internship:
“Four years ago, I was on the hunt for a PR internship that might lead to a full-time position. I labored over my portfolio and writing samples, eager to make a good impression. It was stressful, not knowing what the agency was looking for. Was my resume ordered correctly? Were my school activities the “right ones”? Did I reflect my personality during the interview? Would I stand out from the pack?
Flash forward to today. Now I sit on the other side of the internship interviewing table, fielding the many inquiries we receive for our agency’s internship program and narrowing down the applicants to the most promising candidates. It wasn’t so long ago that I was in their shoes. I remember exactly what it felt like to be a fresh graduate with pressure to find something (anything!), but also with a desire to find the right kind of something. Merging these two perspectives (recent-grad-turned-intern-coordinator), I now offer a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to chatting with your next potential employer.”
To read the do’s and don’t’s of landing your PR internship, click here.