Are You The Next Intern for Crenshaw Communications?

It is time for us to add an intern to our team! Are you a college student or recent grad looking to gain experience in a top B2B technology PR agency? Check out our job description and if this sounds like a fit for you, please send your resume to Colleen O’Connor (colleen@crenshawcomm.com). We look forward to hearing from you!


PR/Marketing Intern

Crenshaw Communications is seeking a paid intern to join our dynamic B2B technology PR team and to assist with our pro bono work for a leading marketing association. All candidates should have an interest in and basic understanding of public relations and marketing. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required for this position. 

This position will be remote. 

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

-Develop and main media lists

-Monitor and track media; report trends, create reports as needed

-Prepare pitch letters and assist with media outreach on behalf of clients as instructed

-Help with social media content creation and report

-Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients

-Attend client meetings, conference calls, team brainstorms and meetings as directed by your supervisor

-Assist with online research to support client projects and/or new business opportunities

Here’s what you have:

-Currently enrolled in college or recent grad with B.S/B.A in Public Relations or a related field

-Prior PR agency internship experience is a plus 

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Creative, collegial and energetic personality! 

-Strong desire to learn along with professional drive

-Passion for the PR industry and its best practices

Why you’ll love working here:

-Top award -winning B2B tech agency

-Located in Chelsea/Flatiron District

-Diverse range of clients

Perks include:

-Flexible work-from-home policy

-Summer Fridays

-Thursday team-building sessions/events

-Tight-knit team culture 

-Creative and collaborative environment that emphasizes your personal growth

Top 5 Things I Learned As A PR Intern

This is a guest post by our great summer intern, Ashley G:

It seems like just yesterday this small town girl took on the city that never sleeps! Four months later, I have a lot to share about what I’ve learned as a public relations intern at New York-based PR firm Crenshaw Communications.

Stay on top of current events. I’m a news fanatic. I love keeping up with local, international, and celebrity news. Here at Crenshaw, my love for everything news actually helped generate media placements for a client. I crafted a pitch around the fact that one in eight New Yorkers is of Asian descent to promote the anchor of a new mall development here,  Asian food emporium Sky Foods.

The benefits of networking. Never miss an opportunity to connect with someone new. Crenshaw provided me with an amazing opportunity to participate in the PRISM (Public Relations Internship Summer in Manhattan) Program. It allowed me to meet fellow student interns working in the industry, as well as knowledgeable public relations and media professionals. By getting to know these individuals, and hearing what they had to say, I’m leaving this summer more confident than ever about what I should expect after graduation.

Don’t wait for the work to come to you. If you finish a project, ask for another. The only way to prove to your co-workers (and to yourself) that you are cut out for the whirlwind world of PR is to seek assignments regularly. You only have a few short months – make them count.

Keep calm and carry on. So your desk is getting cluttered by the post-it reminders of projects due — instead of stressing, I’ve learned to “keep calm and carry on.” At the end of the day, when you’ve completed all of your work on time, you’ll leave the office feeling accomplished.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your internship is a learning experience, and tackling something unfamiliar should be your goal, not your fear. If you’re unsure about something, ask those around you. Your co-workers are there to help, and you’ll hand in your work with the confidence that you did it right.

To everyone at Crenshaw: Thank you for an amazing summer in the city – I couldn’t have asked for a better learning experience, with better people!

Do you have any tips for future PR interns?