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How was this list compiled? We used the PR Week’s top 150 agencies 2018 list as a starting point and contacted all 150 companies via email and social media to give them the opportunity to submit info on their entry-level schemes. Those agencies that didn’t confirm their information are listed as ‘UNCONFIRMED’, but we’ve had a dig around on their websites and social media to give you some idea of what they have available. In some cases it’s not been possible to work out whether they pay their interns so approach with caution. The good news is that the vast majority of PR agencies did respond so there are some very detailed listings of entry-level opportunities.
The entries are listed in the same order that PR Week used – they are not ranked by quality of internship/grad scheme.
There are three entry-level schemes which are not listed in the PR Week top 150 as they’re not run by agencies, but they’re important to mention as they’re all aimed at BAME students and graduates to improve access to the industry for more diverse groups, so check those out too:
You should read How to get a job in PR, before you apply for anything. It covers CVs and covering letters, and the differences between work experience and internships so those chapters are particularly helpful.
All internships and graduate schemes listed were correct on date of publication, 8th January 2019. Details may change as the year goes on (and we don’t update this list once published) so keep an eye on our jobs page for other entry-level opportunities.
Edelman run a rotational, 12 month entry level scheme for anyone who has graduated or is over the age of 16 and looking to embark on a career in Marketing and Communications. The scheme includes rotations across the business giving you the opportunity to experience a variety of different practices. Applications for 2019 opened in October, with the application deadline yet to be confirmed. Edelman also regularly recruits for entry level roles and internships throughout the year, which don’t require a degree. Keep an eye on their careers page for more information on all opportunities.
2 Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is kick starting its Early Careers Scheme in 2019. It will be offering a 12 month placement where you will be exposed to all the weird and wonderful aspects of life in a full service PR and Communications agency. You will be immersed in the Value Based Communities (VBC’s) and have the opportunity to experience each aspect of the agency, from their social media influencers, to their conceptual creatives, client experience, platform strategists, integrated design, production, creative technology, digital analytics…the list goes on. The master plan is to give you the opportunity to be exposed to the various teams to learn what they do, how they do it and what you love doing to make an informed decision of where you want to focus your career. The Early Careers Scheme will kick-start in March 2019 and will be open to everyone 18 years+, they don’t care if you have a degree or not, they just want great people with ambition, initiative, and passion! Keep your eyes on their website for more details and drop recruitment@WeberShandwick.com an email for more details.
Brunswick have collated all their global internship programmes of varying lengths under one brand, called Brunswick Reach. Full application details can be found on their website. These paid internships run throughout the year and are open to all. Brunswick are also continuing their partnership with the Taylor Bennett Foundation, so keep an eye on the Foundation’s website for more information. An internship at Brunswick is an opportunity to learn about the business critical issues corporations face.
Teneo takes four interns a year on eight week placements and pays London Living Wage. Their interns receive full training, a mentor and get to explore all the different divisions at Teneo. Recruitment for internships is through their website so keep an eye out there. Teneo also has a graduate scheme and they recruit in December to start the following September. Details here.
Freuds offers paid internship opportunities and partnered with the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s Summer Stars programme in 2018. All opportunities are advertised here, or you could send a speculative CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Its two week work experience placements are currently unpaid. We don’t encourage you to apply for unpaid work and here’s why.
BCW is one of the world’s largest full-service global communications agencies. Founded by the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), the world leader in communications services. For more information visit www.bcw-global.com. BCW offer internships and apprenticeships throughout the year. There is also their Launchpad programme for entry level candidates to join every September. All open positions are listed on their careers page, so check this out for current openings.
7 Hill + Knowlton Strategies London
Hill + Knowlton Strategies London (H+K London), offer four-month long internships to suitable graduates and those looking to break into the communications industry, which are all paid in accordance with the London Living Wage. Applications are now open for internships within a number of their sector and specialist teams. Applicants can apply with a CV and covering letter outlining which sector team they would like to apply for as well as listing the key skills they can bring to the role. To apply and for the latest internships and entry level opportunities visit the H+K careers website.
8 FTI Consulting
FTI are accepting applications for the 2019 graduate intake to start in September 2019. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2019. Information regarding the scheme can be found here. Any internship opportunities are advertised on an ad hoc basis on FTI website’s ‘Job Search’ page.
9 MSL Group
MSL take pride and pleasure in developing and growing the best new talent. They help people looking to get some experience under their belt and onto that all important first rung of the ladder through work experience, apprenticeships and internships. Their apprenticeships and internships are paid at London Living Wage or higher, depending on your experience. MSL’s three month internship offers hands-on training and development, allowing you to work on live projects and the opportunity to experience agency life at one of the best-known and most successful creative communications networks. You can apply for an internship in one of their four practices (Consumer, Corporate, Health and Employee) depending on what area of PR you are interested in. MSL’s retention rate for the scheme is very high, offering exceptional candidates a permanent position at the end of the process. They advertise internships and apprenticeships regularly throughout the year on their website and linkedin, however you will need to contact them directly for work experience enquiries. They also encourage interested candidates to send speculative applications to the People Team. If you want to get in touch send them an email at email@example.com
10 Havas PR
Havas PR has a number of entry-level opportunities for recent graduates. The annual internship programme has recently changed to an apprentice (level 4) role, with applications open until end of January 2019. This is a 12-18 month role through the PRCA PR apprenticeship, offering a great opportunity to learn more about PR from an agency perspective, whilst earning a qualification. Application process will involve an interview and presentation to be given in front of senior members of the Havas management team in Manchester. They aren’t necessarily looking for knowledge and expertise, but want someone with a passion for communications, a willingness to learn and the ability to think differently. Working hours are: 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday with 1 hour’s lunch break. Benefits include 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and other religious holidays, birthday day off, free lunch once a week, Young Person’s Railcard for under 30s, discounted gym memberships and much more. In addition, they regularly open their doors to anyone seeking PR experience. Available in both their Manchester and Edinburgh offices, these paid opportunities last for 2-4 weeks and candidates are given mini ‘projects’ to work on, from creating community reports, to supporting with influencer relations. Undergrads can also apply for work experience throughout the year. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Ogilvy PR
There’s no mention of PR internships or graduate on Ogilvy’s website, so speculative applications seem to be the way in. They have a page on their people with profiles and contact details, so you may want to identify the right person and shoot them an email. All their available opportunities are listed here.
FHF are accepting applications for their 2019 graduate intake to start in September 2019. Information regarding the scheme and application requirements can be found here. The deadline for applications is 1st March 2019. Throughout the year, they offer ad hoc internship opportunities for self-motivated and proactive individuals wishing to gain a good grounding in public relations, public affairs and social & digital communications. If you would like to apply please e-mail email@example.com with your CV and cover letter outlining your skills and experiences and why you think you are right for an FHF internship.
Finsbury will be offering graduate internships and permanent entry-level positions over the course of 2019. If you are interested in pursuing further, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Finsbury click here. Finsbury have also previously sponsored Taylor Bennett Foundation’s trainee programme for BAME graduates so keep your eyes peeled on the Foundation’s website to see if the same opportunity arises in 2019.
Portland run a seven month graduate rotational programme across the agency. This includes over 20 hours of formal training from a practitioner faculty headed by Alastair Campbell and Victoria Dean. Towards the end of the programme successful trainees will be asked to choose their 1st, 2nd and 3rd unit choices to join permanently after the scheme. Portland also offers exciting paid internship opportunities to students and recent graduates. The Portland internship offers the opportunity to participate in real work such as research, writing, media-monitoring and event co-ordination. The internship programme varies in length and is usually offered for a period of six weeks to three months. Finally Portland’s Apprenticeship Scheme provides young, bright individuals aged between 16-24 the opportunity to train in the workplace rather than go to university. It is open to those who have completed their GCSE and A’ Levels.
15 Four Communications
There is no internship mentioned on their website, they do have a grad scheme and you can find more about that and their other entry level roles here.
Ketchum do intern intakes across all their communities and specialisms every six months, in March and September, all info is here. They’re currently looking to bring in LaunchPad for their September intake which is much more innovative and advanced in the selection process (with a big focus on diversity), therefore this is certainly something to look out for next year.
17 Instinctif Partners
Instinctif Partners offers paid internships, apprenticeships and shorter work experience placements across each of their six practice areas throughout the year. There is flexibility on the duration of programs, and there is the opportunity for interns to spend time across more than one team to develop a breadth of skills, getting involved in exciting projects from day one. Interns and apprentices are offered the same benefits as full-time employees, including 25 days’ annual leave, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loans and, of course, a free Friday drinks trolley. For four of the past five years, Instinctif has been named in the top three PR Week’s Best Places to Work, winning gold in 2018. Contact email@example.com for more information or to apply.
Golin know that bright people come from different places and have experienced different things. They are very deliberately drawing on a diverse talent pool with their BYT recruitment; this is not a graduate-only programme.
Premier offers occasional paid internship opportunities. Their interns receive hands-on experience in a variety of areas spanning PR, social media, events and content creation. They expect their interns to be planning a career in their world of work, have great communications skills, be numerate and be able to demonstrate a passion for entertainment, arts and culture. They receive a lot of interest, so they encourage you to stand out from the crowd with a perfectly crafted CV. If a suitable opportunity arises they shall be in touch for an interview. CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org
20 MHP Communications
MHP believe that an internship is more than work experience. It should be the start of your career. Interns at MHP, are an integral part of the team, giving support to their clients and gaining valuable experience themselves. They want commitment from their interns and they will be committed to you. That is why MHP interns are paid slightly more than the national minimum wage and are with them for an eight week period, on a full-time basis.
21 The Red Consultancy
Red Consultancy’s available jobs are listed here and their HR Manager is Imogen Wierzan: Imogen.Wierzan@redconsultancy.com. In recent years, they have moved to primarily recruit their entry-level hires through paid internships (which are in line with the PRCA’s Internships for All Scheme). These are usually for a period of three months and have the potential to turn into a permanent role. They are currently recruiting for PR interns in their Consumer practices Play and Life, within Corporate & Technology and for their Digital/Social team Shiny. They also have an opportunity to join their HR team on an internship. If you would like to send them a speculative application please direct emails to Imogen.
The Brands2Life internship is now live for 2019. You can find all the details here.
Hanover offers a variety of internships across all offices, including London, Dublin, Brussels and the Middle East. In London, their internships are for 12-weeks and across all teams including Public Affairs, Corporate PR, Digital Comms, Trade PR, Healthcare Comms and Healthcare Public Affairs. The internships are all currently paid minimum wage. To apply, candidates are asked to submit a CV and covering letter to email@example.com clearly referencing which internship(s) they are most interested in. It’s best to keep an eye on the Careers page of the Hanover website for upcoming available start dates. The internships provide on the job training as well as the chance to attend industry relevant training sessions and internal knowledge sharing Lunch & Learns. In the role, interns are immersed in day-to-day consultancy work, from desk-based research, writing briefing notes & making calls, to attending client events and supporting new business research. It will provides first-hand experience in a highly-regarded, leading consultancy supporting public affairs and corporate comms teams. The internships are relevant to those with a real interest in corporate communications, public affairs & Westminster politics. More details about the internships and working at Hanover can be found on the Careers page of their website.
Lansons are currently recruiting for an intern from summer 2019 for three months. They are looking for someone with strength and excellence to support a range of client teams. If you are ambitious, pro-active and passionate about communications get in touch! They pay their interns over London living wage, and more details about Lansons can be found here. CVs and cover letters should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Citigate Dewe Rogerson are always on the lookout for talented people to join their firm, all current vacancies including graduate opportunities are posted here. If you are interested in applying speculatively then please direct your CV to the Head of HR, Sarah Lawrence at email@example.com.
There’s no specific mention of internships or entry level roles on Pegasus’ website. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply speculatively.
27 AXON Communications
AXON advertises its current positions here. No internships or graduate schemes are currently listed but if you have a science degree and are interested in healthcare PR it’s worth dropping them an email.
28 Newgate Communications
Newgate is an exciting, vibrant place to work, with a diverse workforce to reflect their international scope. They foster an inclusive and supportive culture where staff are encouraged to achieve their full potential, enabling Newgate to deliver world-class integrated communications. Across the teams they provide opportunities for career progression and continuous personal development. They operate an equal opportunities policy and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Many of those who join their programme have gone to enjoy a permanent career at Newgate.
Grayling offer two week work experience and internship placements and you can get in touch to find out more through their website. Look out for their future graduate scheme.
30 Text 100
Text 100 lists it’s global vacancies here. There’s no specific mention of either graduate schemes or internships so a speculative application is your best bet.
31 Syneos Health Communications
Created through the merger of two industry-leading companies, Syneos Health™ now brings together more than 23,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Forming part of this is Syneos Health Communications; an integrated healthcare communications agency with offices globally. It provides a full-range of creative communications services including but not limited to; Public Relations, Medical Education, Advertising and Digital. The Syneos Health Communications Graduate Training Programme allows recent college graduates the opportunity to hold a position within one of its award-winning communications agencies in its New York, Santa Monica and London offices. In addition to daily on-the-job training, these employees also participate in an extensive in-house training programme throughout the first few months of employment. They find that this unique combination empowers their new trainees and gives them a foundation on which to build their skills as well as immerses them in the culture. Available opportunities in this programme include roles within their advertising, public relations and medical communications agencies. Weekly trainings are run by internal and external trainers, exposing Graduate Trainees directly to their business leaders and shapers. For more information, visit https://syneoshealthcommunications.com/healthcare-marketing-jobs or to apply for a graduate position with Syneos Health Communications, please send through your CV to email@example.com
32 Health Unlimited
There’s no specific mention of internships or a grad scheme on Health Unlimited’s website but they do publish all their vacancies here. As with any agency where they’ve not been specific about entry-level requirements, your best bet is a speculative application after doing a bit of research about them.
Powerscourt consider candidates at any stage of their careers, including graduates looking for their first job in communications. You can send a speculative application or find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
35 The Big Partnership
The Big Partnership lists their junior roles on their website – although it’s unclear if they have internships or a grad scheme available. Contact them via their website, as they have offices in Dunfirmline, Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow their links are here.
36 Porter Novelli
Porter Novelli offers a Summer Internship Programme for anyone deciding to start a career in the communications industry, this is a paid internship initially for four weeks with potential to extend. The internship allows you to get stuck into daily life in a fast-pace agency and showcase your skills and abilities, collaborating with your team and across other practices in the agency. Porter Novelli has entry level and internships opportunities throughout the year, if you have a passion for communications apply for more information to Toptalent@porternovelli.co.uk Porter Novelli has previously sponsored the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s Summer Stars Internship programme and will continue to do so in 2019. Porter Novelli is always seeking talented people to join the team and become part of the future success of the agency.
37 W2O Group
All W2O’s London vacancies are advertised on their website here. There’s no mention of internships or a grad scheme but as always, it’s worth a speculative application if you’re interested in working there.
38 3 Monkeys Zeno
3 Monkeys Zeno does not list any internships online, however if you are interested in applying for an entry level role they always appreciate applications to email@example.com
Hotwire is always on the look-out for people keen to be a part of their junior talent programme. Whether you’re looking for work experience (paid in accordance to the London Living Wage), or an entry-level permanent role, the best way to apply for these is via: firstname.lastname@example.org. For each of these options you do not need a degree; just a willingness to learn and a passion for communications!
40 M&C Saatchi PR
M&C Saatchi Public Relations offers a paid internship for three months for two to three interns through the year depending on seasonal support requirements. There is a good track record of progression from internship and, while it is never guaranteed, there remain in the business some interns who have risen the ranks. Indeed, one of their Account Directors began her career with the agency as an intern. In 2017 alone they have ended up hiring five of their interns as full-time Junior Account Executives They apply a blended approach to their internship, meaning that their interns do get exposure to the different areas of expertise in the company, including consumer and lifestyle, business and technology PR, involving creative, experiential, social and digital skills. Rather than being siloed into one practice for the entire duration of their placement, they aim to involve them in all aspects of the business. Their interns are an integral part of company life during their time there, meaning that they can and do get involved in any activities that are going on, from creative field trips to brainstorm sessions to company meetings and team lunches. They are also more than welcome to attend any group training that is happening during their tenure, which ranges from creative workshops to social media training to writing press releases and time management. Applicants can send their CV to email@example.com alongside a cover letter to tell them a bit more about themselves, their passions and aspirations. The internship is paid minimum wage through their payroll and their interns also accrue holidays during their time with them. To find out more about their internships, as well as other career opportunities, go here.
Teamspirit is an integrated communications agency based in the heart of Holborn, and they specialise in everything financial services. As a full-service agency they provide clients with creative solutions in all aspects of communications, from PR to advertising, social media, web strategy and everything in between. They are part of the Chime Communications group of companies. As well as loving all things financial they also love their phenomenal people. They’ve won awards for their approach to developing talent and are really proud of it. So if you are a talented graduate or soon to be graduate who wants to work in a London agency, read on… Their mission is to transform the world of finance for the better. To help them do this you must be curious about financial services and entrepreneurial enough to work in this fast moving and rewarding atmosphere. They want to hear from students with passion, ambition and drive to become the best in the industry. In return they will kick-start your communications career. You will be part of a client team from day one; you’ll be supported throughout your 12 months with excellent on-the-job training, an in-house ‘buddy’ and the opportunity to work on some amazing clients. And because Teamspirit is part of Chime you will also have the opportunity to attend a campaign planning residential workshop and work on a pro-bono charity project alongside your graduate colleagues. And as well as a great work environment and team mates they also offer a competitive salary. Every year they recruit an account executive into their PR team and another into their Account Management team – working on advertising, digital and social campaigns. For further info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They have a well trialed entry-level route into Buchanan which enables them to train and develop talented individuals to become some of the best (one of their first Graduate recruits is now a Partner of several years standing). They accept speculative applications all year round as they hire entry-level depending on the needs of the business. That said, for 2019, they are looking to hire immediately (within Q1) and then again around September. The current role is a six month Analyst position (which may be extended. It is worth noting that Buchanan are advocates of on-going training and ensure that all members of the team, from Analyst to Partner participate in the Buchanan Finance Academy. Training does not stop after you become an Associate. You will be in full time employment, on probation from day 1 at a market competitive rate. The pay is reviewed on your completion of the Analyst role. Buchanan also offers a contributory pension. They are part of LifeWorks, one of the largest providers of wellbeing services in the UK and benefits include their Perks platform (money off / cashback) plus access to the leading EAP line. They also run weekly yoga sessions – drop in, for those who have a quieter lunch break. Other benefits (including healthcare, season ticket loan) available when you have passed the Analyst role. You will be supporting client teams in a variety of administrative tasks including media monitoring, research (clients and potential clients). You will be learning how to best use the tools Buchanan have access to including Media Database and Bloomberg, as well as starting your training in financial literacy – building ability and confidence in dealing with financial information. For further information or to apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to email@example.com She looks for those applications which demonstrate a real interest in business as well as communications and successful applicants onto the shortlist will have a sharp eye for detail (no spelling mistakes!)
43 Good Relations
Good Relations takes 1-4 graduates through the VCCP partnership scheme, The Table. The scheme runs for one year. Applications are made via the website. For more information about Good Relations look here. The deadline for applications is likely to be February 2019 (TBC).
44 Headland Consultancy
Headland is the UK’s fastest-growing communications agency and were recently crowned Corporate Communication’s Corporate Agency of the Year as voted for by clients. They work with some of the world’s largest companies across most sectors and, as they continue to grow, they are looking for more talented, ambitious graduates to join them. Find out more here.
Citypress advertises all its vacancies, including internships, on its website here. There’s currently an internship in Edinburgh up for grabs.
W’s contact page mentions work experience and there’s an email address for you to get in touch. However it doesn’t mention if it’s paid, so it’s worth asking the question. There’s no mention of internships or a grad scheme so make a speculative approach if you’re keen to work there.
47 The PHA Group
PHA offers opportunities for current students (both school and university), as well as a formal graduate scheme. Their grad scheme is a 12-month rotational programme, running from September to August each year. Their graduate trainees have the opportunity to rotate between up to six different departments to gain experience across PR, marketing, social media and digital. They offer internships on an ad hoc basis, with durations varying from two months up to one year. These may form a part of a ‘year in industry’ for current university students, or a vacation placement. To apply for the graduate programme you’ll need to complete an online application form, comprised of up to 500 words on why you want to work in PR, and submit your CV. Successful candidates are then invited to an assessment day. For internships and work experience you should submit a CV and covering letter. Graduate trainees are offered a competitive salary. Interns are paid the London Living Wage. They also offer shadowing opportunities for school students, which do not require the students to do anything but observe, and these shadowing placements are unpaid. All grad trainees and interns receive paid holiday, are invited to any staff training held. Grad trainees participate in a tailored 12-month training programme with bi-monthly training sessions hosted by both internal and external trainers. All are invited to participate in their staff wellbeing initiatives, such as in-house massages and chair yoga. They also offer a 4pm Friday finish and a monthly awards ceremony.
48 Camargue Group
Camargue Group is looking for strong and intelligent graduates now, for all sorts of roles . The right emails to send CVs and cover letters to are: for London, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Cheltenham, email@example.com and for Birmingham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
49 APCO Worldwide
APCO lists all its intern opportunities here.
50 TVC Group
TVC is owned by the Economist Group and its website directs you to the Economist’s for careers. All vacancies are listed here, and it does mention internships and work experience but doesn’t specifically say if they’re available at TVC. All in all, it’s not particularly clear.
51 Media Zoo
Media Zoo Academy offers an exciting paid internship programme for six months covering our core disciplines: PR, Film, Learning and Development and Digital Marketing. The Academy is open to talented, ambitious graduates, postgraduates and students who want to launch their media careers. Media Zoo’s client portfolio includes Ineos, Santander, O2, BBC, Lego, Ikea, Tesco to name a few. We are also multi-award winners from Cannes and Evcom, as well as making the top 30 of the prestigious PR Week 150 list. These internships run twice a year between Monday 7th January 2019 to Friday 28th June 2019. It pays a competitive salary and offers lots of benefits including 25 days holiday, pension, birthday leave, free breakfast – plus more if you’re successful and hired permanently. How to apply: visit www.mediazoo.tv or send your cv (preferably in Word or PDF format) along with a cover note to Internships@mediazoo.tv
52 Rogers & Cowan
We had no luck getting a response from Rogers & Cowan and both the London and New York telephone numbers on their website were out of service. There’s no info on internships and grad schemes on their site, and all the current vacancies advertised were US based. There’s a contact form on this page of the website so that might be worth a punt if you want to enquire about entry-level opportunities.
53 Iris Culture
There is nothing on the Iris Culture website about internships or a grad scheme, however it may be worth sending speculative applications to email@example.com if you are interested.
If you want to join a dynamic, growing PR and news team in the heart of London or Bristol, 72Point is always on the lookout for talented people who are looking to take their career to the next level. If you’re ready for the next step, they want to start a conversation with you. They run an apprenticeship scheme for young people and graduates who are looking to gain valuable working experience, knowledge and insight in the PR industry across creative, marketing, digital marketing, content marketing, account management, sales and HR. The duration of their apprentice scheme is 12 – 15 months. The main criteria is someone creative, enthusiastic, positive and hard working, who can perform well under pressure and enjoys being a part of a fast-paced and ambitious company. Apprenticeship salaries start at the industry average of £12,000. Benefits include 21 days of annual leave, professional development training and opportunities for travel around the UK. Their current apprenticeships are Marketing Assistant Apprentice. The Marketing Assistant Apprentice is someone that will really go out into the business and talk to people in order to really drive our marketing efforts forward. The role of Marketing Assistant Apprentice is filled with learning and development opportunities for an ambitious individual pursuing a career in Marketing. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the fastest growing consumer PR agencies in the country. Find out more at www.72point.com/careers
55 Hope&Glory PR
Hope&Glory PR offer a three month internship. Assuming all goes well (on both sides of course), after three months, interns move to trainee consultant and have a six month course of more structured training and development – some of it formal training, a lot of that development from working on client accounts day-in, day-out. Trainees then become an account executive and continue a long and happy career with the agency. Interns are paid £360 per week, and trainees are paid the equivalent of £21,000 a year pro-rata. Internships tend to vary from person to person. Some people have a pretty good grasp of PR already having done degrees in PR or having had work experience elsewhere. Some people come fresh from university or have had experience in other sectors. Hope&Glory interns work on around three client accounts as support for the team. That involves looking after the cuttings, creating media lists, putting together activity reports, doing research, helping with the account admin. Depending on what’s going on they might also end up helping with events, photoshoots, writing releases, selling in stories to media or sitting in on client meetings. Internships are advertised on social channels as well as the website. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard are fast becoming one of the go to PR agencies for Tech businesses in the UK. What you might not know about Harvard is that they have been here in London since 2011 and have worked with some of the industry’s best known brands. A few things have changed since 2011, but one thing that has always remained consistent is their passion for people, the people they do their work for, their audiences but most importantly Harvard’s team. Harvard really do take pride in their people with collaborative and supportive working being in the heart of everything they do. They boast a 90% retention rate, a diverse workforce and a develop within culture. If working with some amazing clients, amazing people and amazing projects appeals to you, within an award winning company then please do send them your CV today to email@example.com. Harvard pays interns above minimum wage and they are part of the Chime Graduate scheme (their parent company).
Cicero don’t have a specific grad scheme but offer paid internships on a business need basis – these usually last three months and can often lead to a permanent role if there is a position available. Some of their past interns have made it all the way through the ranks, to Executive Director level! Anyone can apply, you just need to show a real interest in PR and willingness to learn. All internships and permanent vacancies are advertised here as well as their LinkedIn and Twitter, so give them a follow to stay updated. As part of their diversity policy, Cicero do not offer unpaid internships.
58 Mischief PR
The Mischief grad scheme is designed to design to educate, empower and inspire all those who take part in it. The programme last three months and covers the following areas; A fully rounded crash course in all things PR, an immersive training programme covering topics from ‘Brilliant Basics’ to ‘How to be Digital’ to support you for years to come, Building creative confidence, A chance to connect and bond with an energetic team, Learning what it takes to be GREAT vs average, CV/Career counselling. Mischief hire grads on an adhoc basis throughout the year for their three month programme. Graduates are paid National Minimum Wage and paid depending on their age – (25 and over – £15,268, 21-24 – £14,391 and 18-20 – £11,505). For more information please contact Mischief on firstname.lastname@example.org.
59 Smarts Communicate
Smarts aren’t offering any formal internships at the moment, but keep an eye on their Twitter and website for any changes.
Threepipe is a well-established and proudly independent agency. They’ve been around for 11 years and work with some of the world’s best known brands. The agency is a blend of Digital and Public Relations professionals working under the same brand. They’re a thinking agency that always delivers, bringing together the collective power of smart thinking, relationships and big data. They direct customers to brands and brands to customers – through owned, earned, shared and paid channels. At Threepipe, they are lucky enough to enjoy a friendly, collaborative and hardworking atmosphere. They’re structured very differently and there are literally no barriers to people learning what they want – they are audience and people first – so why put those people in boxes that don’t communicate with each other? They pride themselves on trust, integrity, respect and a can-do attitude. Rather than complaining, they get things done well, and support each other in the process. It’s what ensures they do the very best for their clients, whilst having the very best time doing it. They are constantly on the lookout for talent and interns in both PR and Outreach and they also run a graduate scheme. Please email: email@example.com. Benefits include: 3% contributory pension (after 3 months’ probation), healthcare and dental (after 3 months’ probation), 25 days annual holiday + 1 day a year for every full year worked up to 30 days maximum, generous annual training budget, Interest free Annual Travel card loan, half day holiday for your birthday, other benefits and perks to be outlined separately.
All internships and entry-level vacancies are advertised on the jobs part of the website (bottom left). Creative applications go down particularly well at Frank.
Almost a quarter of 90Ten’s current employees joined us as graduates. Their grad programme is an exciting opportunity for the brightest new communicators to start their careers at a multi-award winning consultancy. You’ll get the chance to work on some of the biggest healthcare and pharmaceutical brands in the world both at a UK and international level. They are looking for passionate and ambitious graduates who want to develop a career in healthcare public relations, medical education or advocacy in a company that actively supports career development. Their graduate training provides mentoring and hands-on experience with their award-winning team to fast track your development. Having successfully undertaken a broad range of projects, you will be integrated into 90TEN’s client service team as a fully-fledged member. If you are passionate about health or science, have good communication skills and are looking for a life-changing career, then send a copy of your CV, a reason why they should meet with you, and no more than 100 words on what you think is the biggest challenge facing today’s healthcare industry to: iwouldlovetowork@90TEN.co.uk with the subject: ‘Grad Application’. Please indicate your preference for a role in medical education or public relations.
63 Octopus Group
Octopus Group runs an internship programme. They’re proud that our internship programme has been a big success over the years with most of their interns becoming permanent Octopedes (their word!). They search for bright, passionate and ambitious people that have the potential to be the agency’s future leaders. During a three-month paid internship you will be treated like a fully-fledged member of the team, which includes working on client projects and cross-agency tasks to fully experience an AE role within an agency. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Purple has internships in Fashion/Beauty/Lifestyle (travel, arts, restaurants & food) & Events and the duration is flexible.To apply, candidates must include their CV, what department their interests are in and available internship times. Send applications to email@example.com. Candidates are then invited for an interview. Purple does not currently have graduate schemes but they are working on a longer structured internship/training programme for later in 2019, so keep an eye on their careers page.
There’s no details of internship or grad schemes on Eulogy’s website, but their careers page has details of where you can send a speculative application.
66 Incisive Health
Incisive Health offers internships for graduates, on a rolling eight-weekly basis, which pays the London Living Wage. The internship will offer outstanding opportunities for personal development. In addition to working as part of the team, interns are expected to undertake a personal project, which will allow them to further their knowledge about a detailed aspect of health policy as well as to demonstrate skills to the Incisive Health senior team. Incisive Health advertise the internships on twitter – @incisivehealth – alternatively get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
67 DeVries Global
DeVries has a global job portal here, which is not that useful when it comes to internships and grad schemes in London. However, you could contact their HR/talent person directly by emailing email@example.com
LUCHFORD regularly runs three month paid internships for candidates seeking hands-on experience in the luxury PR Communications industry. The agency covers property, travel, restaurants and luxury lifestyle and a number of its interns have gone on to secure permanent positions. If you are interested, please email your CV and details of why you’d like to intern at LUCHFORD to firstname.lastname@example.org.
69 Seven Hill
Seven Hills has an established internship programme, requiring a good academic record and a flair for writing. They are always on the lookout for excellent interns, so definitely worth sending your CV to email@example.com and checking out the careers page.
70 Built Environment Communications Group
BECG’s vacancies are listed here, but there’s no specific mention of entry-level schemes or internships.
Are you looking to develop your consulting skills within a multi-award winning, UK Top 100 and World 250 communication firm? Then look no further! PLMR is a market-leading and fast-growing communications agency with a dynamic, vibrant team. They work across a range of core sectors, including education, health and social care, tech, housing, energy and transport to deliver public affairs, public relations and digital programmes that meet the needs of their clients. They offer permanent roles, paid internships and work experience opportunities. They have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer for their commitment to providing the best employment conditions and paying all their staff, including interns, fairly. While this is not uncommon for permanent consultants in the public relations sector, it is rare that the same conditions are extended to non-permanent staff and interns so they are proud to be one of only a small percentage of agencies that can call themselves Living Wage Employers. Their internships are offered on a three-month fixed term basis but always with a view to become permanent roles afterwards, so there us a very good chance of staying on! All internships and permanent vacancies are advertised here. However if you’d like to send a speculative application for another role, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
72 Madano Partnership
Rather than operating a formal graduate scheme, Madano takes on entry level talent throughout the year, either via paid internships or permanent entry level Account Executive roles, (depending on experience). Madano operates in complex, highly regulated sectors, with a specialist focus on energy, future mobility, healthcare, technology, investment, development and regeneration (IDR). If you’re passionate about communications and want to join a team of intelligent, talented, fun, and passionate people, where you’ll get real ownership and opportunity to drive exciting projects forward, check out their website, or drop them an email email@example.com
73 Clarion Communications
Clarion is not running an internship programme or graduate scheme in 2019. They are preparing to launch their apprenticeships soon so keep an eye out on their website for further news. All other entry level vacancies are advertised here.
74 Nelson Bostock Unlimited
Nelson Bostock is a leading technology agency and would love to hear from anyone who has a passion for tech. They welcome all applications (which do not require a degree) for work experience, internships and sandwich course placements. At NBU, you don’t make the tea. You’ll be involved in every aspect of account and agency life to get a hands-on, valuable experience. They’re committed to paying at least the Real London Living Wage (including for work experience), they’ll invite you to all the relevant training and socials events, and are proud to launch successful communications careers. Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
75 The Academy
The Academy was set up with a mission bring the brightest minds together to create work that gets noticed, solves a problem and passes into popular culture. Their work encompasses PR and advertising, design and identity, digital and live experiences. They deliver award-winning work for brands such as Amazon, Disney, Domino’s, Alton Towers, Goose Island, intu, Hotpoint, Kärcher, Morrisons, Pharmacy2U, Britvic, Shelter, WWE, Xero and Zizzi. They chose The Academy as their name to represent a place that sets the highest standards in its industry, but also an environment that focuses on constant learning and development of their people. They work hard to be true to these values and to the name above the door. Their best people are driven by a passion and a desire to do work that makes a difference. That doesn’t mean they are too serious, but it does mean they are happiest when they’re developing and delivering works that works. They are constantly on the lookout for like-minded creative thinkers and problem solvers. Find out more about them here and if you are ambitious, hungry and want to make an impact, get in touch with them at email@example.com.
76 SEC Newington Communications
Newington is an award winning political and corporate communications consultancy. Established in 2006, and formerly known as Bellenden, the company’s sustained growth of over 20% per year makes it one of the fastest growing consultancies in the UK, as rated by PRWeek 2018. Newington values creativity, hard work, integrity and is a standard bearer for ethics and transparency in the industry. In 2016 it joined SEC Group, a growing global partnership of consultancies through which it offers international reach for its clients. Newington’s Graduate Programme provides an exciting opportunity to jump-start a career in political and corporate communications. From day one you will work with a varied set of clients ranging from challenger firms to FTSE-listed brands in sectors including financial, legal and professional services, energy and environment, education, health and social care, transport and infrastructure. Part of a talented 50+ team, you will receive regular feedback and training, and have the opportunity to develop your skills in a fast paced, exciting, fun and supportive environment. Newington expects to take on a handful of new graduates in 2019. For more information, visit http://newingtoncomms.co.uk/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not really for grads, but TALK.GLOBAL do offer two 1 year paid university placements per year. Candidates apply in January and a shortlist is selected to attend an Assessment Day in April, before the placement starts for the two successful candidates in September. TALK.GLOBAL also hold two Open Days a year. Application forms are available on their website, where they also advertise any junior roles. Both opportunities are advertised on their website as well as their social media channels.
78 Whiteoaks International
Whiteoaks International will launch its enhanced new graduate programme in 2019. Based at its headquarters in Hook, there will be two programmes available: a fast-track PR graduate programme and a 12-month programme dedicated to content creation. In addition to the graduate programmes, Whiteoaks offers 12-month paid internships on an ad-hoc basis. To receive details of the scheme and to register your interest, email Tara Williams, HR Manager email@example.com
79 Freshwater UK
Freshwater is always looking for individuals with talent to join its teams in both London and Cardiff. Any new vacancies for internships will be published on its website, or it welcomes speculative applications – send your CV to Sarah Whittle via email Sarah.Whittle@freshwater-uk.com
81 Aspectus Group
As a result of another successful year, the Aspectus Group is looking for talented and enthusiastic people at the beginning of their career in PR and marketing across all their sector teams: Financial Services, Technology, Energy and Digital. If you are an intern, graduate or apprentice who wants to work and train with the best, at a growing and innovative agency and for one of the Media Employers of the Year 2018 then look no further. They have some amazing opportunities we want to discuss with you. They pay competitive salaries to their apprentices and graduates and the UK/London living wage for their interns including the following benefits. They will discuss more benefits with you when you decide it is the place for you! Free breakfast on Monday, free lunch on Fridays, Friday afternoon drinks, generous holiday allowance as well as any working days that fall between Christmas and New Year off, come in late on your birthday, regular social events as well as annual company away days, great people with great ideas. Interested? If this sounds like the perfect place for you then get in touch with their Head of HR and Recruitment firstname.lastname@example.org who can’t wait to hear from you.
82 Interel UK
Interel runs two types of internship opportunities in the UK. Firstly they offer an eleven month paid internship for students between their second and third year of university study. Secondly, they offer paid internships from time to time for periods of three months in duration. All interns are paid the London Living Wage and Interel is committed to ensuring it has a diverse workforce. Enquiries to email@example.com
83 Speed Communications
Bristol based Speed Communications also has offices in Leicester and London. It’s vacancies are all listed here, but there’s no specific mention of internships or entry-level recruitment.
84 Firstlight PR
Firstlight PR have a paid internship programme called Brightlights. The internships are for 2 months and 6 are offered throughout the year. To apply, see the careers section of their website.
85 Finn Partners
Finn Partners was started in December 2011 – and seven years later is a global firm with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. They’ve been named “Best New Agency” and “Best Mid-Sized Agency.” Our London office specialises in technology, travel & tourism, education, healthcare, professional services, environmental, financial services, consumer, advocacy, not-for-profit and B2B manufacturing and trade. Their internship and job opportunities are available here.
CCgroup has a rich heritage of employing graduates and helping them develop their PR careers – its current CEO joined as an intern nearly 20 years ago. Check out CCgroup’s careers pages to see current vacancies, but they also welcome speculative applications, including a CV, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
87 Touchdown PR
Touchdown posts details of its graduate positions here.
88 Fever PR
Fever is an award-winning PR, social and influence agency, creating contagious ideas that travel. Based in the heart of Soho, London, Fever specialises in consumer lifestyle, entertainment and consumer tech PR, influencer relations, and social. Fever doesn’t have set points in the year where they take on work experience or interns (but they do hire regularly). When they do bring people on-board they make sure they have people available to invest time and provide support. They also ensure they have projects and work available for individuals to really get stuck into and gain that valuable experience – there is no tea making there! They also partner with WhiteHat taking on an apprentice each year. They are committed to paying the Real London Living Wage, including to all those who join on work experience. They offer the opportunity to get involved in relevant training and invite individuals along to their many socials, to get a true taste of agency life. Apply to email@example.com.
89 WA Communications
WA Communications encourages speculative applications on its website, although there’s no specific mention of internships or entry-level schemes.
90 Eskenzi PR
Eskenzi PR has some vacancies advertised on its jobs page, but no specific mention of internships or grad schemes. It’s always worth a speculative application if you’re keen to work there.
91 WE Communications
There’s no info on internships or entry-level schemes on WE’s website but all their London vacancies are listed on this webpage.
Spring/summer and autumn/winter work experience placement opportunities are hosted at WPR and full details are here. The company takes on circa 12 students per year for one or two week placements. Students considering a career in PR, social or search are given the opportunity to shadow established execs and managers before making all-important career decisions. Paid internships (periods of four – 12 weeks) are also available throughout the summer, and these are considered on an ad hoc basis . Successful applicants for both programmes will be notified two weeks after each closing deadline. Email Amelia Walker to apply, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
94 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry list their vacancies online, and offer internships. email@example.com is the main email address to send CVs and details to, and as they are international it’s best to reference ‘London’ in the subject.
95 Camron PR
Camron PR is a Design, Lifestyle and Business Innovation Communications Agency, representing companies who understand the way in which design defines their businesses. The company posts updates about internships and entry level vacancies on the careers page of its website throughout the year. Information about duration, pay and requirements can be found here. CVs and cover letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaizo takes on between three and five paid interns per year, of which two to three are offered permanent roles as Junior Account Executives. Jobs are posted here and speculative applications (CVs with short covering notes) are welcomed via email to email@example.com.
97 GK Strategy
GK Strategy has a rolling intern recruitment programme. Apply here. They also have short work experience available for students. Their internships are paid and normally around 3 months, working across the different verticals the business works in. Their work experience is unpaid. At PRcareers we don’t encourage you to apply for unpaid work experience and here’s why.
99 Rostrum Communications
Rostrum offer paid internships throughout the year, generally lasting 2 to 4 weeks. Rostrum’s internship programme covers all aspects of the PR discipline including media liaison, copywriting, social media, and, measurement & evaluation. Interns are supported by a mentor who manages their workload and provides performance and development feedback on a weekly basis. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or find more information here.
100 Racepoint Global
Racepoint Global highly values the role that their interns play in the agency and regularly offer 3 month paid internships to graduates and non-graduates looking to pursue a career in PR. Interns become full member of the team, so that they can actively participate in client work during their time in the agency. Racepoint is proud to say that the majority of their interns have moved into permanent employment. In 2018 they welcomed two apprentices working their way through the PRCA Apprenticeship scheme. Anyone interested in finding out more about internship opportunities at Racepoint Global can look on their website or contact HR on 0208 811 2474 or by email:email@example.com
Brazen regularly posts job opening on their social media channels, particularly Twitter & LinkedIn, so these are the best places to look for opportunities. Speculative approaches are also welcome so it’s worth sending an application if you’re keen to work there.
103 Propeller Group
Propeller don’t have any information listed on their website about jobs or internships, however it may be worth sending a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
There’s no specific information about internships or grad schemes on Lucre’s website, but it does have a jobs page and an email for you to send speculative applications.
105 GingerMay PR
GingerMay’s annual graduate scheme offers the opportunity to work for a multi-award winning global consultancy, named by Real Business as one of the UK’s Top 25 Culture Leaders. Graduates are recruited on a permanent contract into its Kent headquarters and trained to Account Executive level within the business. Graduates must have a degree or equivalent. Shortlisted graduates are invited to attend a GingerMay assessment centre, which involves members of the GingerMay team at all levels so applicants can experience GingerMay’s unique agency culture, the people, and the surroundings. The next graduate recruitment drive at GingerMay is scheduled for Spring 2019. Graduates are paid a competitive salary, which is reviewed and increased regularly throughout their career and development within the agency. Just like all employees within GingerMay, graduates have bi-weekly reviews with their line manager and appraisals every six months. GingerMay’s graduate scheme offers a competitive salary, flexible working, monthly social opportunities funded by the business, a pension, discretionary annual bonus, and Friday snacks. The business invests heavily in training and provides regular opportunities to attend industry events. Graduates are also assigned an agency buddy, as well as a mentor. Graduates at GingerMay begin their careers as Graduate Account Executives and develop to fulfil the role of the Account Executive working in a support role on at least two client accounts. Graduates are also given tasks within the agency, which are rotated around the graduates to give them experience in a wider range of tasks within GingerMay. Interested graduates can visit the website or email their CV to Cressida Fuller, HR Director at GingerMay, via email@example.com.
There’s no info on careers at SE10 on their website. Speculative applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
108 Wyatt International
As Wyatt isn’t a large agency, any internships are not set in stone and can vary according to what you are studying. Any applications should be made to email@example.com
109 Square in the Air
Square in the Air lists all its vacancies here. Although there’s no specific mention of internships or a grad scheme, they do encourage speculative applications.
110 Citizen Relations
Citizen Relations’ HR team is always on the look out for great new talent so holds all proactive approaches for internships on file and when opportunities come live they review all of those. Any openings will be listed on their website when live.
Manifest Spark is a 3-month internship program. They look to recruit future talent from any age and help them build a career from the bottom up. Manifest Spark will teach interns about all areas of the communications industry, from content to social media, PR to advertising, marketing to strategy. Manifest Spark is a beneficial learning experience for both an intern and for the company! They hope that interns will achieve a greater knowledge of the PR industry, of who Manifest are and of course, if PR is the career for them! Being an intern at Manifest is less about fetching coffee and more about learning. Their interns get stuck in on a wide variety of accounts with people who have experience and are there to share their knowledge. A Manifest Intern is committed to making a positive contribution to the company and ensuring they deliver results beyond expectations, powerful ideas that have a genuine business impact and a faultless service. In return, Manifest offer a 12 week intense training program with some of PRs most awarded creatives, flexible working hours, a full range of staff benefits and competitive London Living Wage salary of £21,994 per annum. The application process is simple, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be directed you to their online form for applicants. They then host interviews and group sessions to help them find the perfect fit. They recruit every quarter with the view to keep on as many interns as possible.
112 Say Communications
Say is always scouting for new talent to join its healthcare and technology practices. They operate entry-level schemes for both under- and post-graduates wishing to understand and gain working experience of PR and digital communications. You will actively work within account teams and receive training during your time with them – and frequently these positions lead to permanent Junior Account Executive roles being offered. Please contact them here for further details and how to apply.
113 Westbourne Communications
Wesbourne is now part of Cicero after a takeover last year. See number 57 for details.
114 Spark Communications
Spark Communications, a top-three technology public relations consultancy is looking for enthusiastic, creative and persuasive thinkers, ideally with some transferable skills such as experience in writing or telephone-based sales or marketing. Excellent organisational skills are also a must as you’ll be juggling multiple clients. Their clients include some really interesting cyber-security companies, who comment regularly on state-sponsored espionage and the potential to hack cars and airplanes. They also work with a number of retail technology vendors so you might be pitching stories about the frustrations that consumers feel when retailers don’t get customer service or stock availability right. Other client areas include artificial intelligence, robotics and satellite communications, commenting on issues such as the future of work and in-flight entertainment. Their personalised training and development plans ensure great progression prospects – one of their team members was promoted three times in 18 months. Many of their management level staff started with them as account executives. A supportive and trusting environment from MD down to your peers means their account executives get straight into the interesting work and go home at the end of every day feeling proud of what they’ve achieved (and the end of the day is six o’clock – they give you the skills to be productive and efficient so there is no need to work long hours). They’ve got a great reputation with the media and were voted number one for story development in a survey by PR Week and they are growing fast. If you’d like to work in a great location in London, feel that you can contribute to the development and growth of Spark and are looking to learn about and promote the cutting-edge technologies that are changing the way we live and work then they’d love to hear from you. Any interested graduates should email their CVs through to email@example.com.
115 Bottle PR
The Bottle team are based in Oxford with easy access to and from London. Jobs are advertised on the website, however speculative CVs for roles including internships are always encouraged. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildfire is always on the look out for bright and ambitious graduates to join their growing team. They offer paid internships for two-months as well as direct graduate entry into junior account executive positions, and provide plenty of training and support whether you’ve worked in PR before or are completely new to the industry. Specific degrees or courses aren’t important to them, but you must been a strong communicator, a solid writer, have good attention to detail and be curious about the world and technology. They want self-starters who are hungry to learn, keen make a difference to clients and help continue Wildfire’s growth. You can find out more about them here, and find out what the team is up to on Instagram, and if you like what you see, get in touch via email@example.com and tell them why you’re great.
117 Chameleon PR
Chameleon doesn’t mention internships or grad schemes on its website. But it does encourage speculative applications so send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
118 The PR Office
The PR Office offers between three and four internships each year which run consecutively, are fully paid, and are designed to give interns the experience, knowledge and skills to be effective 21st century communications practitioners. Their internship scheme was shortlisted in the PRWeek/PRCA Internship Awards as one of the UK’s top internship schemes (2018). Each internship runs for three months. There are no set application deadlines – CVs and covering letters can be submitted at any time and will be considered before the next internship starts. They want to hear from people who are enthusiastic and can explain a bit about why they are interested in PR. The first port of call is to email email@example.com. To make the internships as “true to life” as possible, all interns have a formal structured interview ahead of being appointed. Each internship is overseen by a member of the senior leadership team, who devises a comprehensive work plan for the intern’s time at the PRO. They ensure that each intern has a varied and rewarding mix of clients across all the sectors the PRO works in and that interns are exposed to a wide spectrum of communications activity. Interns are supported to play a full role in client conference calls, creative planning meetings, attend events and meet journalists. Due to the size and nature of some of PRO’s clients it is often the case that interns will get the opportunity to report directly to the Chairman or one of the co-MDs. Each intern has a designated mentor, normally an Account Manager or an Account Director, with whom they have weekly 360-degree feedback sessions. These sessions are in place to provide feedback to the intern about their progress as well as to ensure that the internship is meeting their expectations. In addition, every mentor has a buddy at AE or SAE level. The buddy is there to help the intern settle into agency life and to answer day-to-day questions and queries.
120 Cascade Communications
There is no info on grad schemes or internships on Cascade’s website, but it does have a careers page so it’s worth keeping an eye on that for entry-level opportunities.
122 Steinreich Communications Group
Steinreich has a careers page on its website but it seems to be very US heavy. There’s no specific details of internships or grad schemes, but you might want to try applying speculatively to firstname.lastname@example.org
The folks at THRSXTY were particularly unhelpful when we contacted them, and asked to not be listed. We checked out their social media and website for further clues but they hadn’t tweeted since 2016. So given our experience we’re not convinced it’d be somewhere great to learn about blogger relations or social. There are no details of internships or grad schemes on their website but if you’re still keen to work for them you could try a speculative application.
124 Connect Communications
Connect Communications advertises its vacancies on this webpage, and are currently recruiting a trainee consultant.
125 Clifford French
There’s no info on internships or grad schemes on Clifford French’s website, but they do encourage speculative applications. Send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com
126 Marlin PR
The team at Marlin run an Internship Day in May for a shortlist of approximately 20 intern applications. The day involves a series of team and individual exercises that are designed to give you an understanding of Marlin’s world of PR using real life scenarios from their existing technology client portfolio. You will understand the skills required and get a peep inside life at Marlin should you get the chance to work in their very different, dynamic, broken plan office environment. They are situated in the heart of Borough Market, the UK’s most famous food market. Any number of internships can be rewarded on the day, depending on your skill set and the agency’s requirements. Marlin interns undertake a month long placement with the chance to prove and secure a full time role at the end of it. If you’d like to be considered, please send a cover letter and updated CV to HR@marlinpr.com
127 Influential Agency
Influential has offices in Liverpool, Manchester and London. Sorry folks but there’s no info on internships or grad schemes on their website. Send speculative applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s no info on internships or grad schemes on Newspress’ website. If you’re based in Sussex and mad on cars it might be worth sending a speculative application to email@example.com
129 The PC Agency
The PC Agency is a travel and transport PR consultancy amplifying premium brands, hotels, airlines, tourism boards and tour operators, around the world. It hires professionals at the top of their game, who love the travel sector and understand the challenges faced by brands in the sector. From its office in Notting Hill, The PC Agency offers occasional internships for the summer period each year and, for the right candidates, these can turn into full-time career offers. Potential candidates should email their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
131 Topline Communications
Topline don’t mention internships or grad schemes on their website, but they do have a recruitment page where they list all the benefits they offer, and they encourage speculative applications.
132 BLUE Communications
Oxford-based marine and energy specialists BLUE Communications recruits at graduate level for junior account executive roles and welcomes applications for internships and longer-term work experience placements (typically a minimum of four weeks). All internships and work experience placements are paid. No deadlines – applications are welcome at any time. To apply, email at email@example.com with a covering letter and CV, or complete the form here.
133 Edson Evers
Edson Evers is always keen to hear from recent graduates looking for their first step in a PR and content marketing career. While they don’t have a formal graduate scheme, they do offer a number of internship or work experience opportunities throughout the year and graduates that join them on a permanent basis benefit from their own individual training budget and personal development plan, with opportunity to experience all aspects of life in a busy B2B and B2C agency. Vacancies are advertised on their website and social media channels, but don’t hesitate to send them a speculative CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking for a permanent role, some work experience or would just like the opportunity to discuss future career prospects. They’d love to hear from you.
134 JPES Partners
JPES Partners, the specialist investment management and commercial property consultancy, operates an annual graduate training scheme, which begins in August each year. The position is paid, with a view to successful participants remaining with the agency in a full time role. Submissions are welcomed from all graduates, and short term placements may also be available throughout the year on request. Check out their careers page here.
135 Third City
Third City don’t have a specific recruitment window so anyone who is interested in internships or grad positions should email a cv to email@example.com with ‘recruitment’ in the subject line.
136 The Outside Organisation
There is no careers info on The Outside Organisation’s website and no mention of internships or a grad scheme. You could try sending a speculative application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Liquid advertises their vacancies, including entry-level roles, here. They also offer internships and work experience. Liquid offers a summer internship in their Birmingham office of up to eight weeks from June to August. The placement is open to anyone studying for, or who has recently completed, a degree relevant to the communications industry. Applications, which should aim to impress and include the dates you are looking for, can be sent between April 1-30 to email@example.com. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview the following month. This is a paid post and will offer those wanting to experience life within a consultancy the chance to further their skills and learn from our experienced and qualified team. Internships in their Guernsey and Jersey offices will also be considered. Work experience of no more than a week will be considered in the Guernsey and Jersey offices. Placements, which will be unpaid, will only be available to those who have applied to, or who are undertaking a degree relevant to, the communications industry. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
139 Midas Public Relations
The Midas Public Relations graduate training programme entails working on a series of our arts, publishing, events and entertainment accounts. The three month programme provides training to build and run a PR campaign from beginning to end, including; PR strategy and planning, writing effective and convincing copy for press releases and email pitches, building media lists, running PR software, social media, day to day liaison with journalists, project management, creative brainstorming, attending journalist meetings, setting up publicity schedules for gallery press views, author signings, festivals and media days. Information about the Graduate Training Programme at Midas Public Relations can be found here. Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
140 Forward Thinking Consulting (FWD)
There is nothing on Forward Thinking’s website about internships, however they are always looking for ambitious consultants, so send any speculative CVs or applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Allison+Partners programme is designed so that interns eventually become full-time employees. This means that they receive onboarding and are immediately integrated into the larger team from their first day with Allison+Partners. They are also assigned a manager who supports their professional development. Internships are granted for three-month periods, after which, candidates are evaluated and considered for employment if there is a position available. As they value the contributions of their interns, all internships are paid positions. Allison+Partners also participate in work experience, welcoming undergraduate students for a pre-determined amount of time. In this, the student is integrated onto account teams. Applicants can apply with a CV and cover letter to LondonOffice@allisonpr.com.
143 Hatch PR
Hatch has offices in London and Leeds. There’s no info on their website about internships or grad schemes but the contact details to send a speculative application are here.
144 Clark Health Communications
Clark Health’s website has no info on internships or grad schemes, and the jobs part of the site is currently empty. However, you can get in touch with them via a contact form on their webpage. Even better would be to call them and ask who the best person would be to send a speculative application to.
145 Field Consulting
Field Consulting are always interested in hearing from talented people who are looking to join an exciting and growing agency. There is no mention of an internship on their website, but if you’re interested in joining the Field Consulting team please email your CV to email@example.com.
146 Lodestone Communications
Each year Lodestone offers 3-month internship opportunities for university graduates. They pay our interns the London Living Wage and are signed up to the PRCA’s Intern Guidelines. The team works from 9am – 6pm and sometimes run events in the evenings. Interns can work flexible hours. Please email your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
147 Flame PR
Flame PR is a boutique agency that is passionate about developing people. They have a track record of offering internships and they typically offer up to 4 positions a year onto their trainee account executive programme. They also offer more specialist internship opportunities such as sales from time to time. The majority of their interns go onto develop careers with them against a backdrop of business growth. Please refer to our website for opportunities.
149 Oracle PR
The Oracle Group is filled with some of the brightest and most experienced minds in the property marketing industry, who are focused on achieving impressive results beyond client’s expectations. The company has always strived to give opportunities to those starting out in their career and strongly believe that people make a company. The Oracle Group welcomes application for work experience and internships throughout the year, from students and graduates. If you think you have the talent, character and passion please email your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com
150 AD Communications
AD is interested in hearing from curious applicants with big ideas, but does not mention internships online currently. CVs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org directly, or via their website.
Note for PR agencies: Info on how to submit information for the 2020 list is here.