As the two Internship Coordinators at Profiles, we are responsible for managing our internship program. Each semester, we post job descriptions online, reach out to Towson, UMD, Stevenson and other local schools’ career centers, review incoming resumes, and schedule and conduct interviews. It’s a lengthy process, but one that always pays off once a bright student (or two) joins us to help with everything from drafting press materials to managing media clips. In such a small office, our interns play a large role on our team and contribute to our success as a company. We are very grateful to have them!
Because of the large amount of responsibility placed on the interns at Profiles, we hold them to a high standard and truly regard them as part of the Profiles family. Through the Internship Essentials blog series, we will share our thoughts on everything intern-related, whether it is an intern success story or a tip for becoming the best possible intern wherever you should choose to work. We hope that not only students can take something away from our posts, but other young PR professionals like us can as well.
We promise our interns benefit just as much as we do from their time at Profiles because you won’t find them fetching us coffee. Our interns’ duties include: preparing press clippings; writing and editing press materials; participating in planning and strategy sessions; developing story ideas; working with journalists, photographers and television camera crews; assisting with the management of online communities for Profiles and its clients; and assisting in the planning and execution of special events, including on-site assistance. If you think that you or someone you know would be a good fit for our internship program, we are still looking for an eager student to join us this spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit our careers page to learn more about the program and submit a resume.
– Erin Culloty and Christina Camba