AKCG welcomes interns each semester to gain hands-on public relations experience. Our interns work directly to support the AKCG team and our clients in crisis communications and proactive media relations efforts. Take a look at what some of our recent interns had to say about their experience with us.
Bianca Butler, Temple University
Describe your internship experience at AKCG.
Prior to interning at AKCG, I did not think I would play a role in delivering client documents and participating in strategic decisions. Working as a crisis communications intern broadened my perspective on public relations. As a crisis communications intern, I learned about the strategy behind preparing for and responding to crisis situations. Working not only on the crisis communications side, but also on the marketing and proactive side made this internship extremely hands-on and well-rounded.
Vanessa Livingstone, Rowan University
What information/experience did you find most rewarding during your time at AKCG?
Drafting Q&A articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer was my most rewarding experience with AKCG. The opportunity to transform notes from a medical professional’s expert opinion into something digestible for the general public was great practice for a necessary public relations skill. The first article I helped write ran in print and online – it’s exciting to add a placement to your portfolio!
Xyaire Merriweather, Rider University
What advice would you give to future AKCG interns?
I think it is important for future interns to make the best of your experience. I am a firm believer in “you get out of life or situations what you put into them.” It is important to ask questions, find out more about the work and assignments your intern supervisor wants you to complete, and speak up if you feel uncomfortable or have any concerns. Make your presence known, offer to help with additional work and take advantage of your experience.