Writing Internship

Wondering how to turn your passion for writing into a viable career path? Want to put your wordsmith skills to the test? Learn the real world application of your writing talents and join our award-winning communications firm for a 13-week full-time, paid internship.


This is not your typical copywriting experience. Only candidates interested in gaining valuable, resume-ready experience with one of Chicago's top PR and marketing agencies are encouraged to apply.

If successful, your work at Walker Sands will prepare you to launch a career as a freelance or in-house copywriter, and round out your credentials as an aspiring communications professional.

Our Chicago writing intern will be responsible for writing press releases, preparing contributed articles, writing optimized web content and other copy-related functions.

As part of our Writing Internship Program, you will assist several PR and digital teams with clients that specialize in the small business and technology sectors. You must be able to think on your feet and change gears quickly.

The best copywriters appreciate the importance of the editing process, so you should be prepared to receive suggestions and revisions with a good attitude.

Experience Required

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university program, completing (or having recently completed) undergraduate or graduate coursework in journalism, marketing, communications, business or English
  • Preferably a junior or senior, but others will be considered based on level of experience
  • Previous business writing, marketing or journalism work experience required
  • Superb writing skills with an appreciation for proof-editing and the revision process
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain a positive attitude in a deadline-driven work environment

Internship Details

  • This is a paid internship position. You will work for 40 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • The writing internship will be from May 26 to August 14, with some flexibility based on student schedules

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