The T&C summer internship is an opportunity to gain full-service agency experience working alongside leaders in the public relations industry and with many of the top brands, causes and economic drivers in Alaska. Agency interns will receive first-hand experience from strategy to implementation, while expanding their understanding of industry best practices, tactics and expectations. Agency internships are paid positions.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Help monitor news coverage, cultural, social media and industry trends.
  • Active role with The Open Doors Initiative to help advance underrepresented communities and issues.
  • Research reporters and media outlets.
  • Write materials for media outreach, including: story pitches, press releases, fact sheets, blog posts, media itineraries and other.
  • Work with digital and creative teams to craft client and agency social media calendars and digital content.
  • Assist with buzz-worthy special events, to include concepts, vendor outreach and partnerships.
  • Assist with plans and reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid communications skills, especially writing.
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills.
  • Experience and/or coursework in journalism, communications, marketing or media.
  • Knowledge of public relations and social media best practices.
  • Intellectual curiousity.
  • Ability to explain complex ideas simply and concisely.
  • Interest in Alaska economic industries including tourism, technology, resource development, health care, and more.

Eligibility:

  • Working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in PR, journalism, communications, marketing or a related field; or recently graduated.
  • Must be available to work full-time Monday – Friday for three consecutive months between May and September 2021.

To apply:

Send a resume and statement of interest to Ariel Walsh Amand, T&C COO, at ariel@thompsonpr.com.