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Octagon, Inc. Public Relations Internship, Summer 2020 in New York, New York

This is a hands on 11-week paid public relations internship opportunity for summer 2020 officially launching on Monday, June 1, 2020. Selected interns will get to work on 1-3 client accounts in different practice areas, including Beauty, Retail, Food & Beverage, Lifestyle and Health & Wellness.
Although it varies by team, interns may assist the account staff in a variety of activities including building media lists and writing fact sheets, drafting pitches, media monitoring, assembling clip reports, coordinating creative send outs, event planning & logistics, sitting in on client calls, managing inventory, participating in brainstorms and researching ideas.
You will gain exposure through various opportunities, including:
Learning Seminars
IPG Intern Mixers
Challenging Group Project and Office-Wide Presentation
Agency Summer Party and other Cultural Initiatives
The successful candidate for the position will have the following qualifications and experience:
Candidates must be able to work full-time (40 hours Monday through Friday),
College students (rising juniors & seniors) and recent graduates pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, or a related field are preferred,
At least one prior PR (or similar) internship is preferred but not required,
Must be able to work quickly and efficiently on a team and adapt to varying communication styles,
Excellent storytelling, verbal and written communication skills,
Collaborative spirit,
Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines,
Contagious curiosity and creativity,
Passion for the PR industry and our clients brands
*Note: Academic credit is not a requirement
PART ONE Submit your resume
PART TWO Please answer the following question:
At DeVries Global, understanding how our client brands relate to the culture at large and vice versa is key to our success. Our agency values define who we are and how we work: inclusive, inventive, straight-talking, agile and connected. IN 500 WORDS MAXIMUM, how would you describe YOUR personal brand to influence DeVries Global to hire you as a summer intern? In other words, what values, strengths, passions and achievements would make you uniquely qualified against other applicants?
PART THREE Please answer ONE of the two questions listed below (500 WORDS MAXIMUM):
What do you think has been the most interesting cultural event or trend over the past year? Tell us why it stood out for you.
The importance of influencer marketing is increasingly significant and controversial. When it comes to brand/influencer partnerships, what factors do you feel are most crucial for effectiveness, and how would you argue its importance overall? Please provide at least one example of a brand that has succeeded or failed in the influencer marketing space.
DeVries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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