2023 Summer Internship

Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-GA-Atlanta | US-MA-Boston | US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-WA-Seattle | US-DC-Washington
Public Relations
Regular Full-Time


Summer Internship 

The position is open to interns who want to be hybrid at one of our office locations in the US:  

New York, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, LA, Seattle, Boston or Washington D.C.  

June 5th – August 18, 2023 


Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Mexico City, and Canada. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build the internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart.  


About the position 

We are looking for rising seniors or recently graduated students who want to kick-start their career in the Public Relations field. This three-month immersive internship program will provide training with top PR professionals. You will be assigned to one of our portfolio teams: Health, Government, Innovation, Food & Agriculture, Consumer & Cause, or Data Systems and Technology. You will be challenged to think differently, to bring diversity of thinking and experience and contribute to purposefully driven strategic communications activities for our clients. 


The application process  

If you are interested in the Porter Novelli hybrid Summer Internship program, please apply online. All applications will be reviewed, and the top 20 candidates will be interviewed. Our top 10 candidates will be asked to complete a short PR challenge and a writing assignment.  


If you are driven, energetic and understand that bringing a great attitude to work is the key ingredient for success then we want to hear from you! 

What You Will Be Doing

  • Assist in the development of written materials, including press kits, pitch letters, coverage recaps, and general client correspondence
  • Media monitoring for relevant trends, brand, and competitor coverage
  • Coordinate team meetings, call agendas, team notes, and administrative support for special events and/or conferences
  • Develop and regularly update media lists and editorial calendars; track media moves and update teams accordingly 
  • Research and vet members of the media and publications; provide recommendations for new targets
  • Analyze industry and marketplace trends and summarize for teams 
  • Create and maintain coverage reports and monthly dashboards
  • Support multiple account teams with various projects
  • Provide additional support to teams and office as necessary
  • Participate in office wide initiatives, including professional development and brainstorm sessions

The Experience That Will Contribute To Your Success

  • Only applicants who are rising seniors or who have graduated will be considered
  • You can efficiently organize and manage multiple tasks with a keen eye for details
  • Writing comes as second nature to you and in all forms, you express your ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • You ideally have previous internship experience in a public relations firm or school
  • Ability to work full-time (M-F) for the duration of the internship


The anticipated hourly rate for this position is $18 - 20/hr. Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us.  



Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual's ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business. 




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