PR Intern - fall, post-grad

Company: 
Waggener Edstrom, Inc
City: 
Portland
State: 
OR
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Interns at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide are provided professional experience and practice to learn about strategic communications. The agency is committed to providing interns with a valuable experience that will help build a strong foundation for entering the profession. In addition to a structured mentorship program, customized industry and agency training, regular feedback, and networking opportunities, our interns are exposed to a broad variety of projects with multiple teams.

Our application deadline for our Fall Program is August 31, 2012. Please note that due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to contact every candidate individually. If your background is a match based on the program requirements, you will be contacted for a pre-screening phone interview no later than September 4.

Responsibilities:

WITH A WAGGENER EDSTROM WORLDWIDE INTERNSHIP, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: •

Understand the significant role that strategic communications can play toward achieving clients’ business objectives.•

Learn Waggener Edstrom’s unique methods and practices guiding client contact, influential relationships and strategic communications.•

Learn how the media works, how to build relationships with editors, analysts, and reviewers, and how to identify important influencers to clients.•

Research the basics of clients’ products, PR plans, and teams’ strategies and tactics to help clients tell their stories to their target audiences.•

Work with a Waggener Edstrom team to respond to client requests, manage editorial and analyst requests, develop story ideas, pitch stories to journalists and plan for major events. •

Contribute to logistics and preparation of press activities, press or analyst tours, trade-show press meetings, on-site influential visits and other events.•

Participate in the development and distribution of media alerts, press releases and related materials.•

Master working with team members in other locations and incorporate videoconferencing technology.•

Report on relevant coverage•

Present a culminating project on a unique topic with fellow interns to Waggener Edstrom employees

IMPORTANT SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:•

Exhibit agency values – Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Passion, Curiosity •

Creative•

Proactive•

Resourceful•

Follow-through•

Strong writing capabilities. Ability to gather and synthesize large quantities of information into succinct and clear communications. •

Ability to manage multi-faceted projects. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize are very important. •

Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION:•

Bachelor’s degree or above is required

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:•

1-2 years of professional experience - Public Relations Internship experience a plus •

Developed written materials that are organized, professional and concise •

Managed multiple projects simultaneously •

Worked under deadline pressure

While the exact functions and responsibilities will vary depending on the teams to which the intern is assigned, the agency works to ensure that the intern’s experience is creative, dynamic, fulfilling, and consistent. **Employment is not guaranteed at the completion of the internship program.

**Please note that due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to contact every candidate individually. If your background is a match based on the program requirements, you will be contacted for a pre-screening phone interview.

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Application Instructions: 

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