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Summer PR Internship


Looking for an exciting PR internship this summer? Walker Sands Communications is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to serve as our summer public relations intern at our Seattle office.


Throughout 12 weeks as a PR intern, you’ll be responsible for developing media lists, conceptualizing pitches, writing press releases and preparing contributed articles. As part of a growing office, you’ll be a contributing member of the team from day one. This means you’ll get the chance to play your part in helping to grow our West Coast presence, reputation and maybe even a tradition or two.

To succeed in this role, you should have superb writing skills and the ability to conduct web research. You must also possess a sound grasp on grammar and the editing experience to make mediocre writing stronger. If typos jump off the page at you, it’s a good sign. It’s important to have a genuine interest in the media, trends and what makes a good story. If you are a news addict or a journalist wannabe, you'll do well here.

As part of one of Seattle’s best PR internships, you’ll work on a small team managing a number of clients that specialize in B2B sales and a variety technology sectors. This will require you to think on your feet and change gears quickly. At the end of this internship, you’ll have had in-depth exposure to what it's really like to work as a PR professional.

Experience Required

  • Previous PR, marketing or journalism work experience is a plus.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proactive nature and ability to work in a team oriented setting.
  • Recent college graduate with coursework in journalism, marketing communications or business preferred.

Internship Details

  • This is a paid, 12-week internship. We’ll be offering two start dates in May and June 2019.
  • All internship candidates must be able to work 40 hours/week.
  • All internship candidate finalists must complete a skills test.
  • Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume.

Application Timeline

Please see below for our expected application and interview timeline. Please note, this may be subject to change.

  • Application time frame: December 3 - February 22
  • Skills Test: Ongoing
  • Interview Period One: January 9 - 18 (both in person and virtual)
  • Interview Period Two: February 27 - March 8 (both in person and virtual)