Winter PR Internship

Looking for Chicago PR internships? Walker Sands is looking for an energetic detail-oriented person to serve as a public relations intern for a 12-week winter internship at our Chicago office.


Our PR intern will be responsible for developing media lists, conceptualizing pitches, writing press releases and preparing contributed articles.

You should have superb writing skills and an interest in conducting web research. You must have an obsession with grammar and the ability to take mediocre writing and make it stronger. If typos jump off the page at you, it is a good sign. We would also like you to have a strong interest in the media, trends, and what constitutes a good story. If you are a news addict and a journalist wannabe, you'll do well here.

As part of our PR Internship Program, you will work on a small team for clients that specialize in B2B and technology sectors. You must be able to think on your feet and change gears quickly.  This is one of the best PR internships in Chicago. At the end of the internship, you will have had in-depth exposure to what it's like to work in the PR industry.

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.
Must be an incoming senior or recent college graduate.  Coursework in journalism, marketing communications or business preferred.

Internship Details

  • This is a 12-week, paid internship beginning January 2020.
  • Open to both full and part-time interns (part-time interns must be able to work at least 20 hours a week).
  • All PR internship candidate finalists must complete a writing test.
  • Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume.