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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R1803307

Public Relations Internship

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

@ ICF Next, (formerly Olson Engage) we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

Who we’re looking for:

ICF Next in Chicago is looking for candidates available for a full-time, paid public relations internship starting in April and ending in October. We are hiring interns to assist our account teams in the execution of program tactics with the objective of promoting and raising attention for our client’s brand. We are looking for interns with a good work ethic, strong intellectual curiosity and a desire to work hard and have fun.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Creating media lists
  • Drafting, disseminating and pitching media alerts and press releases
  • Identifying and reaching out to social influencers
  • Participating in brainstorms and project meetings
  • Creation of publicity materials and media kits
  • Conducting research
  • Media monitoring

What you’ll need to succeed:

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

Education & Minimum Qualifications:

  • University/college graduate
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field
  • Public Relations experience preferred
  • Previous agency experience, including internships, desired
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus!

Compensation:

  • $15/hour

All interested in applying must submit the customary resume and cover letter, and also drop a line in tweet format convincing us why we should hire you.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Chicago, IL (IL12)

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Who is ICF Next?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants
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