We are currently looking for motivated interns with a sincere interest in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, graphic design, website design and/or recording industry. The energy and motivation of the staff and intern team is essential to PLA Media’s success.
This internship position is responsible for helping with special event coordination such as festivals, book signings, music showcases and receptions. The intern will work directly with the publicists to help develop campaigns for local and regional markets, write and distribute press releases as needed, contribute creative design and writing for electronic newsletter and company website, develop award entries, help conduct PR/Marketing research, assist with press kit creation and help with any marketing materials.
· Professional writing classes must be completed in order to write and distribute a press release.
· Willingness to help with a variety of programs and tasks.
· Well organized and self-motivated.
· Willingness to collaborate with staff.
· College juniors, seniors, or graduates are welcome to apply.
· General knowledge of the following programs and sites: Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Picture Editor, Microsoft Front Page and Adobe Photoshop.
Timeframe for Internship:
We are accepting resumes for all intern positions for Fall 2013 semesters. The time frame depends on how many credit hours you plan on receiving.
Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Quotes from Previous Interns:
“I am so thankful for this summer at PLA Media. Pam & her incredible staff has guided and mentored me into becoming a better public relations professional. I have learned more about the industry, and got more hands-on experience than I ever thought was possible in just 10 short weeks. I now feel like I am ready to dive into the world of publicity. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have gained and the relationships I made while interning at PLA Media.” – Susan
“As a publicity assistant at PLA Media, I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Not only have I learned more than I ever could sitting in a classroom, but I’ve made long lasting relationships and career connections. Pam and her amazing staff of publicists have helped me develop my writing skills. I’m extremely grateful for my time at PLA, and I’m confident that if I were to pursue a career in publicity I would be well-prepared.” – Jessica
“Having the opportunity to intern at PLA Media has been a very fortunate experience, to say the least. They took a chance on me – a chance that’s hard to come by. I was able to gain the experience needed to achieve my future goals. PLA treated me as one of their own and trusted me to work on many important projects. I now have the real deal to put in my PR portfolio, which will help me get the job I’m aiming for. Without this internship, my idea of a dream career is literally non-existent.” – Mandi
“After this internship, it has reaffirmed my decision to pursue publicity. I gained knowledge that I didn’t learn in school with the experience in database research, composing press releases and newsletters, attending industry events and assembling press kits. I’m thankful for this opportunity. They have truly been a great group of people and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my spring semester!” – Amanda
“I have enjoyed everything about my internship experience at PLA Media. Everyone in the office treated me with respect and made me feel like I was a member of the family right from the beginning. Being given hands-on experience with writing press releases, campaigns, researching databases, and contacting media outlets not only helped me gain confidence and build a huge portfolio, but it has contributed to learning more than any other internship or classroom lecture ever has. It has been a blessing to intern here and so thankful to have had this opportunity!” – Caitlin
“PLA has given me opportunities that I could not find anywhere else. They took me under their wing and guided me through a crucial process of my life. During my time at PLA, I have developed skills to help me become successful in the music industry. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have been a part of PLA. It has truly been a blessing.” – Hannah
“During my time at PLA, I’ve experienced many aspects of the public relations and music industry fields. It has been a great way to meet people in the industry and work with a team of individuals at PLA with one common goal in mind – making the client #1. It is bittersweet leaving PLA and venturing out to start my own career, but with the skills I’ve taken away from my internship, I feel confident in my field of work.” – Adria
“After interning with PLA, I left more excited about working in the public relations field than ever before. I loved every minute of it! From attending music industry events, to writing bio’s, press releases and newsletters, there was never a dull moment with the internship. I gained real world knowledge I could never have learned in a classroom, and made a few friends along the way. Pam and my co-workers provided a comfortable workplace environment and an unforgettable experience I am so thankful for.” – Susan
“Through this internship, I had the chance to experience working events, writing press-related items, researching databases and learning how to deal with media outlets. I have enjoyed my time as an intern. I am so grateful to everyone at PLA for the experiences, guidance, and encouragement they have provided me.” – Jill
“My summer at PLA taught me more than a class ever has. I obtained hands-on experience that has carried over into more internship opportunities and better grasps on school-related materials. I had the ability not only to watch and learn, but expand my out set of skills. I wrote press releases and newsletters, did media research and had the opportunity to call and speak with media outlets; making me more comfortable in the work a publicist does. Overall my experience at PLA was one-of-a-kind and has not only continued to help me in my future endeavors but I gained a great relationship with my co-workers.” – Grace
“At PLA Media, I received a hands-on internship in which I learned what it takes to be a true publicist. They guided me through the promotion process including researching databases, writing press releases, pitching clients and putting together events. My time here gave me an enormous amount of experience and confidence. I am very grateful to everyone at PLA who encouraged and taught me so much!” – Caroline
“I gained exposure to all sides of entertainment PR by taking part in every phase of the agency’s business. From new business meetings to media relations, I was included and challenged as a valued member of the PLA team. I enjoyed the fun working environment, and I will always be grateful for the experience.” – Jackie
“I truly enjoyed working with the PLA team because they kept such a comfortable but hard-working atmosphere. I learned about accommodating clients while also applying my own creativity and expertise. PLA gave me the chance to be directly involved in events, showcases, client meetings and media pitches.” – Kate