PR Intern

San Francisco

Edelman San Francisco is looking for an intern!

We are looking for an intern to work in our Edelman San Francisco office working with consumer accounts!


- The intern must be able to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. - S/he must have good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. - S/he must have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and superior verbal and written communication skills. - The Intern is generally someone who has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and is looking for entry-level experience in Public Relations. - S/he must demonstrate the ability to become a strong writer. - Familiarity with the Public Relations discipline through past coursework or other internships is desirable.


· Basic understanding of principles of PR · Basic understanding of clients’ business · Participation in brainstorms when invited by the supervisor · Read and identify media clips from clipping services and on-line resources · Assist with monitoring client competition coverage · Pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor · Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution · Update media lists · Assist with compilation of media coverage reports · Familiarity with AP style · Draft pitch letters and/or email pitch memos to vendors with the approval of the supervisor · Conduct and compile research · Basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace · Basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)

To tell you a little about our internship program:

· This is for a 3 month period.

· Interns are paid $14.00 per hour.

· Most of our interns are typically already post college graduates, and work a full-time schedule (Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:30, depending on coverage needed).

- Interns assist with Front Desk coverage during an agreed upon time with her/his client team and our receptionist (duty can be alternated with other interns employed at that time).


Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with wholly owned offices in 60 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade and one of its “2010 A-List Agencies” and “2010 Best Places to Work;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year” and “2011 Large UK Consultancy of the Year;“ European Excellence Awards’ “2010 Agency of the Year;” Holmes Report’s “Agency of the Decade” and “2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year;” and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (integrated marketing), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), and MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment). Visit for more information.