Media Relations and Crisis Communications Interns

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Media Relations and Crisis Communications Interns

by | Jul 21, 2022

Media Relations Intern

Purpose

AKCG is seeking an enthusiastic, professional and forward-thinking student to join its media relations team from September 6 to December 22, 2022. You will work directly with the AKCG team to support clients through a number of efforts, including drafting news releases, media alerts, articles and social media posts, helping curate media lists, and pitching media. Additionally, you will support AKCG’s business development efforts and marketing for the firm’s Washington, D.C.-area office. You may also develop content for AKCG’s social media channels and website and help develop AKCG’s internal newsletter.

This internship may be conducted in-person or remotely.

Position Benefits

  • Gain experience in managing multiple deadlines for numerous clients
  • Learn the process of media pitching from start to finish
  • Build your portfolio by writing articles, news releases and media pitches for AKCG clients
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions to improve client offerings and internal agency marketing
  • Better understand the inner workings of agency function and operation and client service

Position Requirements

  • A senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field
  • Superior command of grammar and AP style
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Flexibility to shift between numerous accounts, projects and efforts throughout the day
  • Access to reliable computer and internet

Duration

Weekly schedule will accommodate school schedules. Applicants should have availability for 15 hours per week over a 16-week period (September 6 to December 22, 2022).

Compensation

Internship employment with AKCG is temporary, beginning on or about September 6, 2022, and terminating on or about December 22, 2022. AKCG will compensate interns at an hourly rate of $13 per hour, or approximately $3,120, before taxes. Interns are not entitled to and will not receive employee benefits (such as paid time off, access to health insurance reimbursements, etc.).

Dress Code

Casual (while remote) and business casual (in office, if needed).

Deadline to apply is August 5, 2022.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter, as well as other relevant materials, to Raquel Avilés at Raquel@AKCG.com. No phone calls, please.

Crisis Communications Intern

Purpose

AKCG is seeking an enthusiastic, professional and forward-thinking student to join its crisis communications and reputation management team from September 6 to December 22, 2022. You will work directly to support AKCG’s crisis communications practice through numerous efforts, including: monitoring and analyzing media coverage of AKCG clients; providing input on communications strategy and messaging; monitoring industry trends; and supporting general account management efforts. Additionally, you may support other AKCG services and offerings, as needed.

This internship may be conducted in-person or remotely.

Position Benefits

  • Gain experience in managing multiple deadlines for numerous clients
  • Learn AKCG’s award-winning approach to crisis communications response and reputation management
  • Support the development of crisis communication materials and messaging for clients
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions to improve client offerings and internal agency marketing
  • Better understand the inner workings of agency function and operation and client service

Position Requirements

  • A senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field
  • Superior command of grammar and AP style
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Interest in (or knowledge of) crisis communications and/or reputation management
  • Flexibility to help with other projects, as needed
  • Access to reliable computer and internet

Duration

Weekly schedule will accommodate school schedules. Applicants should have availability for 15 hours per week over a 16-week period (September 6 to December 22, 2022).

Compensation

Internship employment with AKCG is temporary, beginning on or about September 6, 2022, and terminating on or about December 22, 2022. AKCG will compensate interns at an hourly rate of $13 per hour, or approximately $3,120, before taxes. Interns are not entitled to and will not receive employee benefits (such as paid time off, access to health insurance reimbursements, etc.).

Dress Code

Casual (while remote) and business casual (in office, if needed).

Deadline to apply is August 5, 2022.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter, as well as other relevant materials, to Raquel Avilés at Raquel@AKCG.com. No phone calls, please.

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