PR Internship

Zizzo Group Marketing + PR + New Media

Zizzo Group Marketing + PR + New Media (ZGM+PR+NM) is the region’s most fearless, results-driven, integrated marketing agency. The agency provides counsel to a wide range of regional and national business-to-business and consumer clients, creating programs that drive business and provide measureable results. ZGM+PR+NM specializes in strategic marketing, advertising, public relations, media planning and buying, branding, research, online and social media, creative services and health care marketing.

A Future 50 Company and a top-10 Milwaukee-area advertising agency, ZGM+PR+NM works with many leading brands, including Alliance Federated Energy, Aurora Health Care, Cox Communications, Fifth Third Bank, The Frontier Airlines Center, Grant Thornton LLP, Hearst Corporation, Journal Communications, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Marquette University, McDonald’s Corporation, Media General, The Milwaukee Brewers, Mount Auburn Hospital, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Tribune Company and U.S. Cellular. ZGM+PR+NM has been recognized as one of Milwaukee’s “Best Places to Work” by Milwaukee Magazine. For more information, visit

Position Details

PR Internship
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Zizzo Group Marketing + PR + New Media is offering a public relations internship for spring 2012. This internship will offer the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on public relations work experience as a part of a team, invaluable project management training and constructive feedback while learning the skills that are critical for a successful career in PR.

The internship will offer the right candidate the opportunity to learn critical skills for a successful career in PR. You’ll work with a team of PR pros who produce award-winning results for a variety of business-to-consumer, business-to-business and nonprofit clients. We have a friendly work environment, a strong roster of clients, and a great team of colleagues. This position reports to the Vice President of PR and works directly with the Vice President as well as a team of PR pros and others throughout the agency on project work. But don’t take our word for it – here’s what our previous PR interns have said about their experience at Zizzo Group Marketing + PR + New Media:

“The PR internship at ZGM+PR+NM was unique in the fact that the work was challenging but not overwhelming because the team guided me along the way, sharing tips and knowledge that are not taught in the classroom.”

"My co-workers at ZGM+PR+NM were so welcoming, helpful and encouraging.”

“Having the ability to see projects from start to finish provided me with many valuable skills that I can carry with me into my professional career.”

“Working at ZGM+PR+NM has helped me develop my skills as a communicator and prepare me for a successful future in PR”

“The variety of projects gave me the opportunity to build my portfolio and reach my writing goals.”

“I'm really going to miss working with ZGM+PR+NM. I have learned so much and would recommend the internship to anyone, in a heartbeat!”

“I am so grateful that I was given the chance to do so many different things for such a wide variety of clients.”

“Thanks again for being so supportive and fun to work with!”

For the right internship candidate, the internship will consist of -- but not be limited to -- the following:

  • Exposure to a number of different clients and client project work
  • Drafting and editing a variety of media materials including news releases, company fact sheets, bios, media alerts, pitch notes, etc. and compiling media lists using Cision
  • Social media development and execution
  • Pitching, media calls and distributing media materials
  • Participation in appropriate client and team meetings
  • Conducting media research and other research
  • Attending media events and other opportunities as they become available

We look for bright students who have maintained GPA of 3.0 or higher and are passionate about a career in public relations as well as possess the following qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in a college degree program (juniors and seniors preferred) or recent graduate with a degree in public relations, journalism, English or communications public relations (or relevant subject)
  • Solid written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of AP writing style
  • Project management capabilities including organizational and prioritization skills to balance multiple projects and demands
  • A self-starter and a team player
  • Detail-oriented
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Experienced user of social media applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat

This is an unpaid internship position, but is typically structured for college credit.

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