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, paid volunteer time off, staff outings and numerous paid holidays. We also offer flex-time and work-from-home opportunities after two years.
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations (ECPR) has offered an extensive internship program since 1995. An 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. It is important for interns to commit to the internship for the entire semester.
Deadlines are typically December 1 for the spring semester; April 19 for the summer semester; and July 31 for the fall semester.
An internship opportunity is given to two students per semester. One intern will work 15 hours/week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A second intern will work 10 hours/week on Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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.
An internship opportunity is given to one student per semester. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week.
The digital intern will perform such tasks as creating and publishing social media content, attending client events, monitoring social media channels, developing and implementing digital ad campaigns, compiling digital reports and helping with various administrative duties.
Ideal candidates have a background in social media, are familiar with various digital platforms, have strong writing skills and are comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Mailchimp and video editing software is a plus. Candidates must complete an application and provide a resume and cover letter to apply.