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Job Description: Summer PR Intern

About BIGfish

BIGfish Communications is a boutique agency based in Brookline that provides public relations and social media services for disruptive brands, companies and ideas. We help our clients redefine industries through thoughtful storytelling and strategic campaigns. The tight-knit BIGfish team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds spanning marketing, public relations, social media, website development, branding, copywriting and graphic design.

About the candidate

BIGfish is seeking a motivated, energetic and highly organized individual 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 editing copy for press releases, newsletters, pitches and media materials
  • Securing print and online coverage for clients through targeted media outreach
  • Writing media backgrounder documents for clients prior to briefings
  • Reviewing incoming HAROs and Google Alerts
  • Tracking all press coverage, clipping press hits and creating monthly press hits reports

Social Media

  • Drafting and posting Facebook posts and tweets on behalf of BIGfish and its clients
  • Writing and editing blog posts and website articles
  • Developing online contests and promoting them via social media

Marketing

  • Maintaining events/awards/speaking engagement calendars for clients
  • Researching industry trends and staying up-to-date on current events
  • Drafting web copy, brochures and other marketing materials
  • Contributing toward strategic positioning and messaging documents

Miscellaneous

  • 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 May 3, 2017.

I truly cannot say enough good things about my BIGfish internship. It was an amazing place to have my first agency experience; getting so much personalized attention, direction and feedback from the team meant I was learning new things and perfecting my skills every single day. This internship was an incredibly enriching experience, and I couldn’t be happier with my experience this semester.

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Isabella DiSanto, Spring 2016 PR Intern

The BIGfish team is just that – a team, and they make you feel like you’re an important part of it. I’ve learned so much from my time interning here. I don’t even feel like I was just an intern or that I was “working” because I looked forward to coming here every day.

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Karoline Etter, Spring 2016 PR Intern

BIGfish is an awesome place to work for any intern that’s looking to gain as much experience as possible before they enter the real world! I do not regret one second of my time at BIGfish and would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

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Kelsey Johnson, Fall 2015 PR Intern

I truly enjoyed interning at BIGfish during the summer and learned a lot about PR. The team is young, fun and extremely smart, and I looked forward to going to work every day!

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Julia Taylor, Summer 2015 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

This is an awesome internship opportunity and you will learn a lot!

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Victoria Cabral de Menezes, Spring 2015 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