Internships

 

STYLE ADVERTISING

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Founded in 1970, STYLE Advertising is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm located in Birmingham, Ala., and remains the oldest agency in Alabama still operating under the same name for more than 40 years. We seek to inspire, spark conversations and tell client stories. Want to join us? Internship positions with our public relations and social media department are available for recent graduates or current students of public relations, marketing or communication programs for fall 2015. Internships last August to December 2015.

STYLE’s ideal intern is professional, innovative and a self-starter with a strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, creativity, ambition and a strong work ethic. An interest in public relations and social media is a must, along with strong writing skills and knowledge of our favorite language – AP style. (Oxford comma lovers need not apply.) An understanding of and experience with social media outlets and management systems such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and the role it can play in a business’ marketing strategy is key.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist agency public relations director, public relations coordinators and other staff in day-to-day tasks for client. 
  • Draft and distribute press releases
  • Participate in client and staff meetings
  • Contribute public relations and social media ideas for new business proposals and plans
  • Update and maintain agency and client social media channels
  • Perform clerical and administrative duties
  • Compile and maintain media contact lists
  • Write and edit copy for newsletters, blogs and brochures
  • Coordinate with media as assigned, in development of appropriate news stories

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to execute multifaceted tasks
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Live in or near the Birmingham area and have own form of transportation

 

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter, along with links to personal social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr or a blog) and 1-3 writing samples, to Katie Beck at kbeck@styleadvertising.com. Article and press release samples from class projects or assignments are great!

 

LEWIS & COMPANY

Fall Public Relations Internship 

Lewis & Company is seeking a fall intern with strong public relations abilities. This public relations internship will be for individuals majoring in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism or a related field. The internship will be the duration of the fall semester (from August through December 2015). The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with an established advertising and marketing agency and develop a portfolio of all the PR disciplines. Lewis & Company is a leader in multicultural and digital marketing, servicing an array of clients such as Alabama Power, HealthSouth and Regions. This is a non-paid internship. 

 Desired Skills: 

• GPA 3.0 or higher
• Foundational knowledge of public relations and social media
• Senior or graduate
• Excellent and proficient writing skills
• Familiar with AP style guide
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work as a team player
• Work in a fast-past environment
• Independent worker
• Professionalism 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Develop strategies 
  • Attend meetings and events 
  • Write press releases 
  • Manage social media 
  • PR duties assigned by supervisor
      

To apply, please email your resume to amiller@lewisandcomp.com.