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Public Relations Graduate Internship

Weber Shandwick, Inc San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: October 16, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are looking for an intern to join our team in our San Francisco office! This paid internship is designed to give you the authentic experience of working in an agency. You'll be an active team member, tackling media monitoring and media relations, developing reports and working on research assignments, support internal communications and media and strategy assignments. We are also looking for someone who is can help support general office functions as needed.


You may also be asked to dig deep into what people are saying online, use data to quantify and project a trend, assist at events big and small, communicate with the media, project manage or sit in on a client brainstorm. You will collaborate with our award-winning account teams who rep international (ahem, resume boosting) brands, while scoring some real-world experience. Our space is limited, so hurry and apply!


Who We Are:

Golin is a progressive public relations agency designed to reach the profoundly diverse market. Inclusion is a core value for Golin and we are focused on establishing a culture that is intentionally inclusive, potently diverse and uncompromisingly equitable.


Our expertise ranges from brand-building and cutting edge digital content, to corporate reputation, healthcare advocacy and measurement. Golin aligns earned-first, data-driven creative with the customer journey through our collaborative G4 Model to deliver maximum impact for clients. Our roster includes many of the largest CPG, retail, food, healthcare technology and consumer service companies in the world.


What You'll Do:

  • Support day-to-day earned, owned, social and paid media efforts for local, state and national brands
  • Coordinate with account teams as a part of campaigns
  • Develop daily monitoring and recap reports for various clients leveraging online research and media monitoring tools, such as Sysomos, Muck Rack, Cision, Crimson, Hexagon or Talkwalker
  • Support account teams on event coordination, project management, research, client activations, administrative tasks and other duties as assigned
  • Understand influencer and social media marketing, think on your feet and be adaptable
  • Build media lists and assist with the research of various client engagements
  • Work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently, and collaborate with all members of the team
  • Assist with general office related tasks, such as scheduling calls, managing calendars, ensuring office supplies are replenished and other duties as assigned.
  • Think creatively and show willingness to learn and share ideas

What You Have:
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations or communications and a recent college graduate 
  • Availability to work a full-time schedule, Monday - Friday
  • Prior internships with a public relations, marketing or media agency
  • Experience with media relations, media monitoring, event planning and project management
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner; draft written copy and recommendations for a variety of materials, including blogs, pitches and social media content
  • Flexible and eager to work on any assignment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently, and collaborate with all members of the team
  • Think creatively and show willingness to learn and share ideas
  • Show a high level of organizational skills, proactively seeking opportunities to learn and thinking ahead to deliver client-ready work
  • Desire to understand media (earned, owned, paid, shared) and have the ability to quickly learn
  • Experience working with and desire to learn more about B2B and technology clients
To be considered, your application must include:
  • Your resume and responses to four short essay questions (listed below), all combined into a single PDF document
    • Saved as: "Last Name, First Name.pdf"
Answer ALL of the following in no more than 200 words per question:
  1. What's your favorite brand? Why? What makes it compelling?
  2. What's something brave you'd like to see a brand do? Why? Is there a topic of challenge you feel a specific brand could/should address?
  3. Tell us about a time you've gone all in. Outside of showing up on time and giving us your best effort, how would you do that at Golin?
Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Weber Shandwick, Inc


San Francisco, CA