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.

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. This is a paid opportunity.

Interested applicants should complete the attached application and fax back along with a resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to Renna BermanĀ at 512/472-9699 or email us. Please do not submit incomplete application packets.

Deadlines are typically November 30 for the spring semester; April 27 for the summer semester; and August 11 for the fall semester.