Internship – PR, Comm

Internship Job Description – January 2014

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is seeking a bright, confident, and dynamic communications student or recent graduate to join the Tallahassee, FL office for an internship position starting in January and running through May.



Intern applicants should be recent graduates or pursuing degrees in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, journalism, and/or mass communications.

  • Previous internship experience, preferably in an agency
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Articulate, poised, organized, excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions and work well independently
  • Basic graphic design skills is a plus


General Job Description

Participants in the internship program will learn about and undertake the following activities:

  • Project Management – How to scope out a project and determine objectives, budget, resources and timeline.
  • News Writing – Writing effectively for the media, including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets and backgrounders.
  • Media Relations – Developing stories that will interest the press: brainstorming angles, writing pitch letters and contacting journalists.
  • News Monitoring – Researching coverage on specific issues and clients and summarizing the coverage.



  • Research using the Internet, Factiva, Cision and other search engines
  • Drafting/writing media alerts and other press materials
  • Participating in account team client meetings and brainstorm sessions
  • Maintenance and development of media lists
  • Press kit and/or other collateral assembly


This is a full-time, paid position.


To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to
H+K Strategies is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups, and has 90 offices in 52 countries with clients representing 46 of Interbrand’s 2010 Top 100 Global Brands. H+K Strategies has established itself as an unparalleled source of wisdom for world-class clients and has worked with 50 percent of the Fortune 500 worldwide.

H+K Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.