Public Relations Intern

Punch PR

Punch is a full service public relations agency based in Milwaukee. We're built to work smarter. We engage every client with a pragmatic approach to solving communication problems and we structure our accounts to achieve objectives as quickly as possible. Today, we’re one of the most innovative and effective PR agencies in the Midwest.

Position Details

Public Relations Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Punch PR is looking for a PR-savvy intern to join our team for the 2024 spring semester with the potential to extend into the summer. The qualified candidate will have strong writing and research capabilities along with applicable knowledge of media outlets, popular social platforms, and industry trends. If you're the right internship candidate, you're a go-getter, a problem solver, a team player, and a great writer.

You’re looking to add more tools to your professional toolbelt and explore the multi-faceted world of public relations. We’re looking for a great writer and effective communicator with a passion for connecting the right people to the right story.

Punch interns are critical to our team dynamic and our clients’ success; the term “busy work” doesn’t exist as far as we’re concerned. As a PR Intern, you'll support the team on a variety of accounts and projects by providing tactical support to help generate press coverage and increase our clients’ brand awareness. You’ll get exposure to a wide variety of consumer and B2B clients, becoming an expert on a multitude of industries and processes. Regular assignments will include pitching reporters, tracking media activity, conducting industry research projects, and creating compelling written content for a variety of audiences.

Daily activities will include:

  • Media Outreach: Write and distribute creative pitches to reporters; assist with drafting and pitching media alerts/press releases
  • Media Research: Conduct various media and influencer identification research projects
  • Media Tracking: Monitor incoming media placements using CISION, Google News, etc; develop news summaries and recap reports based on findings
  • Client Management: Develop interview briefs, award briefs, publicity materials, and media kits to prepare clients for media opportunities
  • Event Planning: Assist with production/execution of client events
  • Other PR and office activities as assigned

We're open to a wide range of communications-based experience, but here are some qualifying guidelines:

  • Recent graduate or current college student with a focus in communications or other related field (public relations, advertising, journalism, etc).
  • Previous internship or relevant work experience is required.
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week and the self-discipline to manage your time during Spring semester (January - May) with the potential to extend into the summer of 2024.
  • Ability to work at least two days in-office with peers each week.
  • You have very strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to adjust tone based on audience.
  • You are comfortable contributing new ideas and following through on them with the support of your team members.
  • You have an action-oriented default setting and are comfortable operating in a fast-paced agency environment.
  • You can navigate a fluid, autonomous professional environment due to your excellent organizational and time management skills.

We offer a great hourly rate and a highly flexible schedule to be determined in collaboration with the candidate. Your working schedule will be determined based on availability. A laptop will be provided to assist with work completion along with a $50 monthly technology allowance.

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