As the spring semester begins, most upperclassmen are on the prowl for summer internships. This quest is a fierce competition, and highly qualified students are fighting for intern positions at the top advertising and public relations firms across the country. As a sophomore, I’m preparing to look for internships for the upcoming summer and am finding that this process is not as easy as one would think.
I am from Memphis, Tennessee, which is a fairly large city that has a wide range of agencies and businesses. I have found that there are large corporations, banks and other financial institutions that have internships in the field of communications. The need for advertising and public relations is found almost everywhere, so if you are having trouble securing an internship in only an agency setting, try broadening your horizon and options. You never know if you will experience a line of work you love or even make a connection that could help you later on when searching for a job after graduating.
Keep your mind open and don’t be discouraged if you haven’t found one yet. Keep up the search and good luck!
This article was written by Ellen Clarke. She is in the public relations department of Capstone Agency.