Internships are an important part of your education, and you'll need to do one or more to be competitive in today's job market. Many PR agencies and organizations offer internships to college students on a regular basis.
You can find the most comprehensive source of internships at the PRSSA Internship Center.The PRSSA Internship Center has several hundred internship opportunities posted from around the country and as far away as Japan and Germany -- or, you can search for this region. You can also build a résumé through the Internship Center and save internships to your account so you can apply later. Check out the "Career Resources" section for tips on cover letters, interviews, portfolios and more.
To access the Internship Center, you must be a dues-paying member and use your Chapter login code. Contact your Chapter President to obtain this code.
If you're an organization that would like to offer internships to students, your best opportunity is to list it with the PRSSA Internship Center.
You don't even need to be a member of PRSA; just create a free profile, and after your profile is accepted, you can submit your listing.
You can also try directly contacting the communication departments of local universities for information on how to share internships with their students. These universities include:
- Central Washington University (Ellensburg)
- Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma)
- Seattle University (Seattle)
- University of Washington (Seattle)
- Western Washington University (Bellingham)