Public Relations Graduate Internship

Employer Golin
Location Chicago, IL
Type Internship
Apply by April 17, 2024
Posted on April 2, 2024


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Are you fascinated by the way culture moves? Are you ready to influence the headlines, create the news of tomorrow and then show the world what’s next? Join us at Golin.

Golin is a future-focused public relations agency designed to reach a profoundly diverse market. Inclusion is a core value for Golin, and we are focused on establishing a culture that is intentionally inclusive, potently diverse, and uncompromisingly equitable. Our expertise ranges from brand-building and cutting-edge digital content to corporate reputation, healthcare advocacy and measurement. Golin aligns earned-first, data-driven creative with the customer journey through our collaborative G4 Model to deliver maximum impact for clients. Our roster includes many of the largest CPG, retail, food, healthcare, technology, and consumer service companies in the world.

Our paid, full-time internship program runs from July through December of 2024 and is designed to give you the authentic experience of working in an agency. The internship is a program that aims to give you varied experience in PR with exposure to different practice areas and skillsets. You’ll be an active team member within our core practice groups – corporate communications, consumer, digital – as well as specialty practices within Golin.

What are you waiting for? Check out the requirements below and apply today. Please note: Applications close on April 17, 2024.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Working in a collaborative G4 Model environment with account management, creative, analytics, strategic planning, traditional media, and digital experts
  • Beginning to forge strong relationships with key business and trade media/media contacts by conducting media outreach
  • Crafting media pitches, building media lists and calendars
  • Provide project updates to colleagues and clients
  • Researching and managing influencer campaigns as well as end-to-end influencer partnerships, from contracts to execution
  • Contribute to digital/social results reporting in partnership with our analytics team
  • Manage day-to-day activities across several work streams
  • Participate in client and account team interaction, assist in creating client meeting and call reports, activity reports, status documents and results reports for agency team
  • Monitoring relevant news for stories and client mentions and drafting weekly monitoring reports
  • Drafting social media content, blog posts, editorial calendars, and client materials
  • Identify real-time opportunities, monitor issues and trends, and work with your team to creatively engage with those opportunities
  • Conducting and summarizing topic- or industry-specific research to inform public relations activities

You Are:

  • An ally of diverse talent who proactively cultivates an inclusive culture and uses cultural competence to drive agency and client’s business forward
  • A news junkie, social media and/or pop-culture savvy with a passion for traditional/social media, trends, and influencer relations
  • Passionate about the Communications/PR industry
  • Ready to learn about the PR industry through hands-on work and possess a natural curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Ambitious
  • A self-starter
  • A team-player


  • You must be a college graduate or have obtained your degree by June 2024.
  • This is a hybrid internship and there will be an expectation to be onsite at the Chicago office 2-3 days a week. 
  • You must be available to work a full-time schedule, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Central Time.
  • Submit the below. *If you do not follow all directions, your application will not be considered. *
    • Your resume and responses to the questions listed below, all combined into a SINGLE PDF document. Each answer should be no more than 200 words.
    • Saved as: “Last Name, First Name.pdf” 

Short Answer Questions: 

  1. Think of a recent PR campaign that resonated with you. What did you like about it?
  2. What’s an example of a special skill or unique perspective you think would add value to Golin and its clients?

Golin values multicultural understanding and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all voices are heard and represented. Our clients often have diverse and multicultural needs that require a bilingual proficiency, specifically in English and Spanish. As such, our internship may offer an opportunity to contribute to multicultural needs in effectively communicating with diverse audiences. If you have a fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish, please note this skill on your application.

Interns will be paid an hourly rate of $20.00.

Golin has included the base salary range or hourly rate for this role. Actual compensation offered within the range will depend upon, among other factors: a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience; actual ranges for current or former employees in the role; and market considerations.

Apply here.