Elizabeth Christian Public Relations is an Austin-based, award-winning firm specializing in local, statewide and national projects involving media relations, public affairs, legislative and grassroots projects, business development and crisis communications.
ECPR offers employees benefits including paid medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, 401(k), profit sharing, parking, staff outings and numerous paid holidays. We also offer flex-time and work-from-home opportunities after one year.
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations (ECPR) has offered an extensive internship program since 1995. An internship opportunity is given to one student per semester. The intern applicant must be a senior or recent graduate majoring in public relations. The intern will be included in challenging assignments and client work and will be paid $13/hour. Our intern will work 15 hours per week on MWF 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is important for the intern to commit to the internship for the entire semester.
Interns perform such tasks as creating media lists, coordinating research projects, providing event assistance, monitoring and clipping media coverage, doing social media posts, writing and editing press materials, distributing news releases, assembling media kits and helping with various administrative duties. The intern will be assigned a staff mentor.
Ideal candidates have had numerous public relations classes, have strong writing skills, are familiar with the Associated Press (AP) writing style and are comfortable with creating and editing lists in Microsoft Excel. Candidates must complete an application and provide a resume, cover letter and professional letter of recommendation from a previous employer or internship supervisor. If a professional letter is not available, a letter of recommendation from a public relations professor will suffice.
Deadlines are typically November 30 for the spring semester; April 27 for the summer semester; and August 11 for the fall semester.
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