Public Relations Graduate Internship

at Golin (View all jobs) 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 progressive public relations agency designed to reach the 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 runs from June through December and is designed to give you the authentic experience of working in an agency. The internship is a rotational 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? Our internship begins Monday, June 14, 2021 and concludes Friday, December 17, 2021. Check out the requirements below and apply today.    

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   
  • Learning and working with Golin’s tools to identify social media influencers   
  • Researching and managing influencer campaigns as well as end-to-end influencer partnerships, from contracts to execution   
  • 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:   

  • A champion 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 
  • A sponge who is eager to learn and grow 
  • Ambitious    
  • A self-starter   
  • A team-player   


  • You must be a college graduate or have obtained your degree by June 2021.   
  • 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. Your answers should be no more than 200 words.
    • Saved as: “Last Name, First Name.pdf”  
    • Submitted directly to our careers page posting by EOD Sunday, March 28, 2021


  1. What’s something brave you’d like to see a brand do? Why? Is there a topic of challenge you feel a specific brand could/should address?  
  2. Al Golin used to say, “Fix it before it breaks,” What does this quote mean to you? How would you apply it in your day-to-day at Golin?

Call for Applications: Arctic Internship Fellowship

The Arctic Internship Fellowship provides up to $2,000 in funding to a limited number of University of Michigan undergraduate students to:

Past applicants have studied in disciplines that included: anthropology, chemistry, environment, ecology, evolutionary biology, history, international studies, medical anthropology, neuroscience, political science, and public policy.

Read more about the internships, research, and projects of past Fellows.

Application Process

Students should apply for this fellowship opportunity via MCompass. Please clearly indicate which option of the Arctic Internship Fellowship you intend to pursue in your MCompass application through your statement of purpose.

Please review the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska (ICC-AK) and University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic and Northern Studies Program pages for the summer 2021 virtual internship descriptions.

Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021
Contact Information:


WCEE Internship Initiative in Europe & Eurasia!

We are still looking for students interested in virtually interning through the WCEE Internship Initiative in Europe & Eurasia! We extended the deadline for some of the opportunities to Monday, March 1st (11:59pm EST) – Funding is also available and is due March 1st as well! 

LSA students should apply directly through the LSA Opportunity Network, while non-LSA students should email their resumes, cover letters, and WCEE Internship Initiative Statement directly to

If you have questions, please visit our Virtual Advising Office, (open weekly on Fridays from 1-3 pm through April 30, 2021) and get feedback on application materials, learn about past student experiences, or get advice on preparing for interviews. Advising appointments can also be made by emailing

Featured Internships

Here is the list of available exciting virtual internship opportunities – applications are due March 1st:

  • Subversive Front, North Macedonia, Virtual Sexuality & Gender Minorities Program Intern
  • Fulbright Slovak Republic, Virtual Communication and Social Media Intern
  • Hekima, Slovak Republic, Virtual Research Intern
  • Hekima, Project Sote Hub, Slovak-Kenyan Cooperation, Virtual Technical Assistant
  • HEC Business School, France, Virtual Associate Intern
  •, Poland, Virtual Content Intern
  • War Childhood Museum, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Virtual Social Media Intern

Please click below for more information about these internships:

More Info

Summer Grants for Research and Internships
in Europe & Eurasia (in-person and virtual

Open to full-time U-M Ann Arbor students

Awards range from $500-$5,000

Deadline: March 1s

Even if you have not secured an internship before the deadline, please apply and substitute your Letter of Invitation with a list of the internships you have applied to through WCEE. We review the funding applications and will be in communication with you and the employer to know when you have secured a position

For questions, please email us at
 or come to virtual advising!

Apply for WCEE Funding

Post-Baccalaureate Opportunity!!

UC Santa Barbara and UT Austin are recruiting graduating seniors for a Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistantship. Post-bacs spend one year contributing to a fast-paced, mission-driven effort to refine and deliver an effective mindfulness intervention for high schools.

-Conduct U.S. Dept. of Education-funded research
-Use quantitative and qualitative research to refine a school-based intervention-Co-author at least one scientific article or chapter-Choose a post-bac specialization that aligns with your career aspirations-Receive mentorship when applying to graduate school or industry jobs
-Help provide tens of thousands of students with evidence-based mindfulness training
Learn more at

2021 Annual Internship Forum

The 2021 Internship Forum brings together organizations hailing from wide-ranging industries who are eager to hire liberal arts students for summer internship positions. These employers will be showcasing active internship opportunities and employer representatives will be online to connect with students directly. Past interns will also be online to share their recent work experiences and provide insights on searching, landing, and maximizing an internship. 

Our goal is to create an environment where all LSA students—whether they’re just beginning to explore their career interests or are looking to augment their professional experience before graduating—can easily access the knowledge and guidance they need to embark on their internship search and take their next career steps. 

Please click here to see our mini-promo toolkit. In this folder, you’ll find the following communication assets included to assist you with promoting this event to your students:

  • A short-form event description
  • A shortened umich link to RSVP via the Hub’s event page
  • Images, provided in various standard sizes, that can be used as email or web banners and as social media posts

Examples of promotion include:

  • Integrating the description and an image within your student-facing newsletter or emails
  • Publishing social media posts (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or more)
  • Posting it as a special event or story on your website
  • Including it as a plug within your presentation slides

Together, we hope that we can reach all LSA students so that they can leverage this exciting opportunity. 

WHMI Radio Howell MICH.

Whmi 93-5 FM Radio Howell, MICH. Is seeking a dynamic, motivated,
goal oriented individual with a passion for radio, digital and event
selling to join our sales team. Responsible for driving revenue with
current and new business development. Excellent communication
and presentation skills. Outside media sales experience and college
degree preferred.

Send your resume to Rich Renko at, or call 517-546-0860.

Krol communications is an equal opportunity employer

The Michigan in Washington

The Michigan in Washington program is accepting applications for Fall 2021 and early admission to Winter 2022. The deadline is February15th and applications are available on M-Compass. Students are free to pursue internships of their own choosing. Students from all majors are strongly encouraged to apply! Some examples of internships undertaken by different majors include: 

  • Political Science:  House Judiciary Committee; various think tanks; the Department of Justice; and for Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill.
  • Afroamerican and African studies: Middle East Institute; USAID; D.C. Public Schools; Smithsonian; D.C. Public Defender Service; NAACP; Congressional Offices and Committees.
  • American Culture: Organization of American States; Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History; National Women’s Law Center.
  • Anthropology: United States National Archives; Asian American Justice Center; Smithsonian Institution Natural History Museum.
  • Communications and Media: Federal Communications Commission; ABC News; CNN; C-SPAN; International Broadcasting Bureau; First Amendment Center; Campaign Media Analysis Group; Center for Democracy and Technology; Meet the Press; Democratic National Committee Brookings Institute; and Capitol Hill.
  • Economics: Chamber of Commerce; Treasury Department; Federal Trade Commission.
  • PICS: Arab American Institute; Washington Institute for Near East Policy; National Defense University; Truman Security Project; Middle East Institute; Human Rights Watch; Center for American Progress; Amnesty International; Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • PitE: Greenpeace; Environmental Law Institute; Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement; Sierra Club; U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division; National Arbor Foundation; Environmental Protection Agency. 

**This is just a sample of internships and majors**

What is Michigan in Washington:

 The MIW program offers an opportunity each year for 45-50 undergraduates from any major to spend a semester (Fall or Winter) in Washington D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship that reflects their particular area of interest. The semester in Washington is action packed. Students work four days a week, attend an elective one evening a week, a research course on Friday mornings, and explore the city on weekends. Most leave Washington longing to return.

Students are free to pursue internships of their own choosing. They are coached in internship searching strategies as part of a professional development class that is taken the semester before going to D.C. This course also provides guidance with resumes and cover letters, as well as learning how to network.

 Who Should Apply:

MIW is open to Juniors and Seniors of all majors. If you are interested in learning outside of a typical academic setting, while experiencing the vibrant city life of Washington, D.C., we strongly encourage you to apply. We seek students who are serious about exploring the reach of their academic skills, and we work to help students find fulfilling and cutting-edge internships in their field of choice. 

FUNDING IS AVAILABLE. We have recently established a new Opportunity Fund with funding up to $5000! This scholarship fund will provide need-based support to students for whom a semester in Washington D.C. represents an exceptional opportunity to advance their professional goals.  Preference will be given to students with a record of superior academic achievement and who are the first in their families to attend college, who have experienced hardship as a result of family economic circumstances, or who come from underrepresented educational or geographical backgrounds, such as public high schools in rural or urban areas.

Application Deadline: February 15th. Email Amber Blomquist at with any questions.

Info Sessions: General-February 3 from 5:30-6:30 PM and the following drop in Q&A’s from 12-12:30-2/5, 2/10, & 2/12. All info sessions can be accessed at the following:

To Learn More: