Paid internship at Kathy Schaeffer and Associates in Chicago

Title:  Public Relations Internship at Kathy Schaeffer and Associates

Location: Chicago, Ill.

Website: for more information

Description:  Kathy Schaeffer and Associates, Inc. (, a growing Chicago public relations firm specializing in issues-oriented communications for corporations, associations and nonprofits that communicate about policy and advocacy in the public arena, seeks an intern to start immediately. The temporary position offers a chance for hands-on experience with writing, strategy, media outreach and social media.

Contact: Kim Pool at

Responsibilities:  Help produce materials for clients, including: media alerts/news releases
newsletter materials, media lists, conduct media outreach, participate in social media work for clients and contribute to brainstorming and strategy sessions

Qualifications: Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail. Desire and ability to work independently. Ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of and experience with social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. All candidates must have completed at least three years of a four-year bachelor’s degree program in communications, journalism or a related field.

To apply:  E-mail your cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Kim Pool at

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here