Join the PAN team

Public Relations Summer Intern

United States

Program Overview

PAN and North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, and Dillard Universities have partnered academically through the PAN Portal, an ePortfolio mentorship program for graduating communications seniors. We are thrilled to offer two students from these universities a summer internship working with our Public Relations team.

PAN's Summer Internship Program is a comprehensive 10-week program designed to introduce students to agency life through a variety of client relations experiences. Over the course of the program, students will gain a greater understanding of what it's like to work in a fast-paced PR agency, how the business operates, and how we service our clients. Students will be paired with a career coach, who they will report to for supervisory purposes, and a dedicated mentor who started their career in an entry level role with PAN.

This program is available to students in their undergraduate senior year who are currently pursuing their bachelor’s degree in the Communications or Journalism fields or to rising seniors who will be completing their degree within the next year. We are looking for independent, self-starters who are curious, proactive, responsible, and open to constructive feedback. Successful applicants will be digitally savvy, able to think on his/her/their feet and have excellent communication and time management skills. Recommended experience, though not required, will include maintaining brand social profiles, a variety of writing experience (i.e., blogs, press releases, etc.), and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Role & Responsibilities

Each of PAN’s student interns will receive weekly trainings and complete a variety of PR projects for several of PAN's clients over the course of their 10 weeks. The interns’ core responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of your clients including its products and services, competition, marketplace and business model; make concerted effort to review all client and media-facing materials you are presenting to team for accuracy and alignment with company messaging/formatting/positioning.
  • Become a daily resource to your teams by providing updates pertaining to your owned tasks/projects, both proactively and reactively; tapping your team for guidance; providing suggestions for trend pitches based on industry news; flagging challenges/barriers to your success proactively to your manager.
  • Support account administrative tasks including reports, research, etc.
  • Support social media execution including creating content calendars; taking first stab at drafting daily, weekly and campaign posts; identifying and following media and influencers.
  • Learn media relations, including daily media monitoring for reactive opportunities and client coverage, media database development and daily upkeep (i.e., changes in contacts, beats and contact information).
  • Support in metrics reporting including daily coverage scans, coverage clips/emails and supporting reports.

Applying to Our Program

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2024 positions now through April 26th. The estimated start date is mid-June, but an official date will be determined based on business need and intern availability. Applications will be reviewed by our Internship Panel. Students moving to the interview stage will be contacted directly by our HR team.

Interns will be working as a part of cross-office client teams in a virtual work environment, and applicants must have ability to work remotely full-time, including reliable internet connection, laptop, headphones and microphone.

Interns will be expected to work full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Students will be compensated for their time worked at a rate of $20/hour. This position is an hourly, non-exempt position and applicants will be eligible for overtime pay.