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PRSSA Hidden Gem: Internship Center

Are you looking for an internship? Are you interested to see what internships are available in your hometown? Want to learn more about an exclusive PRSSA National member benefit? Tune in to this podcast, “PRSSA Hidden Gem: Internship Center” to learn about this career development opportunity here.  

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From Intern to Student: How to Use Your Internship Experience in the Classroom

The end of summer internship season and the beginning of school is quickly approaching. Have you taken full advantage of everything your summer internship has to offer to prepare you for the school year and potential fall internship season? Here are three final steps to ensure you receive the best internship experience, as well as […]

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Intern Talk: How to Bounce Back After Rejection

“Thank you for applying, but we have decided to move forward with other candidates.” After months of applying to agencies across the country, perusing the Internship Center for countless hours and practicing interviews with family and friends, my last hope of getting my dream internship disappeared when I read that sentence. Had I wasted all […]

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Confessions of a First-Time Intern

By now many of you, like me, are in the midst of your summer internships. You researched your organization beforehand and you walked in that door on your first day feeling like you understood everything you needed to—you were wrong. As a first-time intern working for a non-profit’s community relations department, I knew walking in […]

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Different Internships, Different Experiences, Different Skills

You spent the summer at your dream internship, working for a huge PR agency in the “Big Apple” and now it’s back to school to sift through the thousands of “intern wanted” posts on Indeed, all while attempting to decipher whether they are searching to teach a future PR pro the ropes or are looking […]

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Finding Your Perfect Summer Internship

Though it’s only January, you should be on the look out for summer internship opportunities. Some internship deadlines have already passed, but you still have time, so start looking now! If you’re not sure where to begin searching, check out the sources below: If you’re a due-paying PRSSA member… The Internship Center is an exclusive […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Newsletter Writing as an Intern

This semester I started my first internship at an agency located in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of the agency’s primary tasks is to send out weekly newsletters for each of their clients. Because they’re sent out so frequently, we had to develop a better strategy to entice our audience. These are some of the things I’ve […]

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How To Create an Engaging Internship Program: A Guide for Employers

Employers: this one’s for you. Every month, I write a column for interns on how to maximize their professional development opportunities and ask professionals to chime in—but this month, I decided to turn things around. This installment of Intern Talk is different than any of the previous ones: I’m giving interns the floor to voice […]

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The #PREthics of Engaging and Compensating Interns

In 1947, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a mandate that the United States Department of Labor must use a six-factor checklist to help determine whether an internship is legal. The six factors included the following: The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would […]

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InternTalk: How to Ask for More Responsibility in Your Internship

In the past, July to me was synonymous with Independence Day and trips to the beach. But now that I have interned for five consecutive summers, the month has taken a  different meaning. July is the perfect time to put the skills you’ve learned to the test and make a bigger impact on your organization […]

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