Internship Opportunity: Public Relations/Public Affairs
Agency, PERITUS public relations
Job Title: Public Relations
Intern Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Position Type: Paid, 20-30 hour work week*
Duration: Two-four months* *the duration of this internship and hours worked each week can be negotiated and adjusted based on each applicant’s school schedule
Agency Overview Peritus PR is a full-service public relations firm headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Our team is recognized for our innovative communications solutions, scrappy spirit and vast, influential networks. We offer expertise in message strategy, media, public affairs, branding, digital engagement and creative services to connect our clients to the right people at the right time, bridging the gap between opportunity and success. We go above and beyond for our clients and face any challenge and project with passion and integrity.
Position Summary A Peritus intern will assist the entire team with various public relations efforts dedicated to support and help each client achieve their unique communications goals.
Internship Responsibilities • Supports day-to-day client activities, including research, planning, implementation and evaluation of public relations and digital services with careful attention to resources, expectations and deadlines. • Maintains close and frequent contact with internal team, and strengthens rapport between the company and the client. • Helps prepare effective, comprehensive public relations and public affairs programs that are well organized and well written. • Demonstrates effective knowledge of community leadership and the workings of local, municipal and state government; has a passion for scanning relevant news, trends and current events for clients’ industries. • Demonstrates effective knowledge of media, particularly those that impact client activities. • Writes effectively for media outreach support, marketing materials and other digital/printed methods of communication as required. • Performs other duties as assigned by directors, supervisors and peers as appropriate.
Position Requirements and Desired Skills • Working towards or recently earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science, public relations and/or marketing. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Strong grammatical skills and AP style knowledge for various writing tasks.
2829 2nd Avenue South | Suite 335 | Birmingham, AL 35233 | 205.267.6673 | PeritusPR.com •
Relevant campaign/intern experience with public relations and/or politics. • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong research and organizational skills. • Self sufficient time-management skills and the ability to multi-task. • The focus to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. • Loyal client service mentality and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. • Possess the ability to provide professional counsel and account support for our clients.
To Apply Please send your resume, three writing samples and a cover letter to our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. PERITUS public relations is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.