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 Chicago 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.

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 Chicago'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 6 - February 21
  • Skills Test: Ongoing
  • Interview Period One: January 8 - 17 (both in person and virtual)
  • Interview Period Two: February 26 - March 6 (both in person and virtual)