Consumer Public Relations Intern (Spring 2021)

Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick Client Experience Consumer Internship.

Weber Shandwick isn’t just a PR agency. We’re the world’s largest engagement agency. And while, sure, we’ve won our fair share of awards, what we’rereallyproud of is the connected network of specialized experts we’ve built, each one skilled in earning attention and driving conversation. Our strength is in our people. In our teams. In the promise we’ve all made to “go beyond” for our clients, delivering not only strategic business objectives, but real value.

Weber Shandwick is home to experts across our four value-based communities: Client Experience, Content, Insights and Integrated Media.

Position Details

Consumer Public Relations Intern (Spring 2021)
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Opportunity:

Do you think big picture, are you able to connect the dots, problem solve and enjoy digging into the “how” behind a project?

Our consumer internship allows you to experience the inner workings of a variety of integrated campaigns, collaborate with subject matter experts, brainstorm on how to take engagement and innovation up a notch, and come to understand how brand communication is constantly evolving.


As a Consumer Intern, you will have the opportunity to work on PR initiatives ranging from earned and paid media, to influencer and digital efforts, including:

  • Monitoring media to inform and educate strategy and action 
  • Conducting research and analysis 
  • Preparing media relations materials and targets 
  • Outreaching to media 
  • Coordinating event planning and logistics 
  • Participating in team brainstorms

Essential Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication (familiarity with AP Style a plus) 
  • Passion for creative thinking, strategy and pushing the boundaries 
  • Strong organization skills, time management and attention to detail 
  • Willingness to learn, question and challenge 
  • Ability to multi-task, handle a fast-paced environment and fully immerse in clients’ business 
  • Basic research experience and the ability to identify and analyze trends 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs 
  • Candidates should have BA or BS in a related field

Why Weber Shandwick:

Weber Shandwick’s full-time internship program is a paid opportunity for you to gain valuable experience supporting teams and helping clients solve business problems.

We aren’t going to have you pouring coffee and making copies for four months—instead, you’ll really dig into the work, become a critical member of your teams, and learn what it means to “go beyond” for your clients. By the end of your internship, you’ll have learned how to successfully operate in a major organization and be able to apply learnings to the rest of your career.

Through day-to-day client work and interactive trainings over the course of your internship, you’ll learn how to:

  • Read and comprehend briefs, proposals and plans, and synthesize them for action. 
  • Write compelling materials for a variety of audiences. 
  • Think strategically about business issues. 
  • Present findings in an engaging way. 
  • And more! We offer intern trainings on topics ranging from preparedness, to video production, to insight development. 

Weber Shandwick is dedicated not only to building brands, but to building careers. Our team is our most valuable asset, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you’ll bring to the family table.

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