College students in their junior year or higher who are studying communications, political science, journalism or similar majors are encouraged to apply for an internship with Pinkston. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience by assisting in numerous aspects of a PR agency's day-to-day activities, including, but not limited to, media relations, social media management, digital communications, press releases and book publicity.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel is necessary. The ability to prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and the ability to interact professionally with colleagues and to show good judgment are also required. Interns should have an interest in politics, communications and current events.
Internships are available in the spring (January to May), summer (June to August) and fall (September to December) — exact dates are flexible. Full- and part- time opportunities are available. Course credit is available upon request.
Please note, all interns must provide housing and transportation during the internship. Pinkston does not provide housing but is accessible via the Washington D.C. Metro via Dunn Loring Station. Parking is available at our offices.
If you are interested in applying, please send a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are accepting Spring applications until the end of October and decisions will be made by the end of November.