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Job Description: Spring PR Intern

About BIGfish

BIGfish is a boutique public relations and social media agency for disruptive brands and companies. As public relations experts, we help our clients redefine industries through thoughtful storytelling and strategic campaigns. By integrating traditional PR with social media and marketing support, we generate awareness and motivate consumer behavior to establish our clients as market leaders. Our tight-knit team of creative, talented professionals has a proven track record of delivering PR programs that gain greater mindshare and increase market presence.

About the candidate

BIGfish is seeking a motivated, energetic and highly organized individual looking to grow and learn in a small team environment to act as a part-time public relations intern. Marketing and communications majors in their junior and senior years of college with past internship experience are preferred. Excellent communication skills and a strong interest in public relations, social media and technology are essential to succeed in this position.

About the job

BIGfish interns support the account team members with their day-to-day responsibilities managing clients and executing campaigns.

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Public Relations

  • Building and maintaining media lists
  • Drafting and sending pitches and media materials
  • Managing media relations and conducting outreach on behalf of clients
  • Writing media backgrounder documents for clients prior to briefings
  • Reviewing incoming HAROs and Google Alerts
  • Tracking all press coverage and clipping press hits

Social Media

  • Drafting and posting Tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram posts
  • Writing and editing blog posts and drafting copy for website articles
  • Tracking and analyzing BIGfish and clients’ social growth and engagement
  • Monitoring and implementing social media trends and best practices

Semester Project

  • Creating and executing a communications plan for BIGfish
  • Maintaining events/awards/speaking engagement calendars
  • Identifying key industry trends and staying up-to date on current events
  • Securing print and online coverage for BIGfish through targeted media outreach

Administrative Duties

  • Attending meetings and taking notes
  • Answering incoming calls
  • Additional tasks as needed

Required skills

  • Excellent writer
  • Social media savvy
  • Extremely organized
  • Professional demeanor
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Proficient multitasker
  • Resourcefulness
  • Drive to succeed
  • Attention to detail

Important information

Job type: Part-time, on-site
Job length: 14 weeks
Reports to: Account Coordinator
Academic Credit: Upon request
Compensation: Yes

How to apply

To apply for a summer public relations internship at BIGfish Communications, please send a cover letter and resume to interns@bigfishpr.com by December 30, 2017.

If you want to get to know the PR industry in a close-knit and hands-on environment, this internship is for you. Say good-bye to fetching coffee all the time; at BIGfish, you’ll gain experience in media relations, pitch writing, social media and more. My favorite part of interning at BIGfish was being able to directly see how my contributions helped the team and actually engaging with reporters on behalf of the fun and interesting clients. There is a great group dynamic that relies on teamwork and collaboration so there is never a dull moment in the office. This internship is a great opportunity to build your portfolio and get to know the ins and outs of an agency.

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Meghan Gabel, 2016 PR Intern

My favorite part about working at BIGfish was the collaboration; there were always a lot of projects in the works, and throughout my time I really valued sitting around the conference table and brainstorming ideas. Though I value independence in the workplace, I love working with a team, and it was cool to see the parts everyone played in helping an event go through or a website go up. I learned a lot about writing, especially adapting to the style of the client while maintaining my own voice. Overall, I really enjoyed working with every member of the team and getting to know them. Thank you, BIGfish!

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Amanda Barillas, Fall 2014 PR Intern

This has been such a valuable, hands-on internship that’s allowed me to gain a lot of experience and grow professionally. I feel way more confident to enter the workforce post graduation! I really appreciate all the opportunities and responsibility given to me. I’m also really thankful for all the feedback the team gave to me throughout the internship. It’s been extremely helpful to know what I need to work on and where my skills lie.

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Jessica Cook, Summer 2014 PR Intern

BIGfish was a great choice for my first agency experience. Don’t underestimate the small size, because it actually works to your advantage. If you are looking for a place where you can openly share your thoughts and ideas, get involved in projects that interest you, and expect constructive feedback, BIGfish is an excellent place to be!

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Kosha Shah, Fall 2014 PR Intern