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Intern with Skirt PR!

Calling all aspiring PR girls! We are currently looking for dedicated and passionate interns to participate in our Winter 2014 Internship Program at our offices in Chicago. The internship program is specifically designed to introduce students and recent graduates to the business of public relations and social media, specifically in the areas of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or a recent college graduate. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between Skirt PR and the intern’s college or university. Interns are expected to work 3 days a week from the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm during the 3 month internship program. In addition, interns are expected to work at occasional after-hours events.

For consideration for our internship program, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and at least one writing sample. Please send your complete application to the Internship Coordinator, Chapin Streitz at cstreitz@skirtpr.com. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Questions? Tweet @SkirtPR or drop us a line on Facebook.

Intern 101: Event Essentials

Be professional: Not only are you representing your company, but you’re also representing the people and the company behind the event. Remain poised and professional throughout. Hard work, keen awareness, conservative attire, and being mindful of guests’ needs are top priority!

Stay on your toes: You never know when a quick change will be needed – be ready for action and acclimate to any given situation during the event!

Power up: Don’t forget that protein bar before you get started. Running around in your black dress and heels can be exhausting.

Interact with guests: The guest list can have some pretty interesting hitters that are super fun to mingle with. Now is your time to put your best foot forward! When time permits, show important guests how professional you and the company are.

Be kind to your feet: Since you’ll most likely be running around or on your feet for the event, be smart about your footwear. Instead of sporting your pumps from 9-5…and then 5-9, pack them up and put on only RIGHT before event! Your feet will thank you later and the last-minute height will give you that extra boost of confidence for the event.

Have fun with it: The event will be a night of professionalism and structured work, but it’s OK to take a step back and look at how successful the particular event turned out to be! Realizing that people are having a good time at an event you are helping with is a great feeling.

What have you learned from PR events?

XO,

Liz

Intern 101: PR is Everywhere

…or how I’ve started seeing PR in unexpected places

When my internship comes to a close this week, I will have spent 12 action-packed weeks with this inspiringly progressive, hardworking and charismatic company. I learned the realities about crazy deadlines, television segments and the daunting interface that is Cision. I sampled nearly all of the lunch options at The Goddess and Grocer, had a religious experience with The Monarch’s deconstructed blue crab wonton, and was wowed by the Lincoln Park Zoo Ball.

Maybe most importantly – and something that this journalism major will take with her into a new academic year – is an awareness of how PR is an often unnoticed component of everyday life. You may be surprised, as I was, to find all of the places it hides.

Getting dressed in the morning.

Everyone has a personal brand. In this media age it comes with simply existing. So by building, nurturing and accessorizing yours by ditching the sweats in the a.m., you are using already using components of PR for yourself! As annoying as it is on those days when you just want to disappear in the back of the lecture hall, the way we physically present ourselves to our professors and peers is a major element of our personal brand on campus.

Buying fruit at the grocery store.

The other night I was at the grocery store stocking up on Pink Lady apples, only to see a large sign: “Get Ready for Labor Day!” OK, it’s a little early for that. Then I realized: Jewel-Osco was literally pitching Labor Day festivities to each of its shoppers and framing itself as the expert.

Wearing my sorority’s letters.

Just like PR professionals try to enlist the best spokespeople for their brands, I realized that whenever I wear sorority swag I am, by default, the spokesperson for my organization wherever I go that day. Talk about pressure.

In everyday retail.

Aside from Skirt, I work at a contemporary clothing store near my university. Every time a customer comes into the store we share our brand with them. In retail those public relations are what keep the customers coming back so I started making an extra effort to be a friend and share our company philosophy with everyone!

I will never read a magazine, troll a blog, or watch TV the same way now that this PR lens has been planted in my mind. And you know what? Life’s so much more fun this way!

XO,

Molly

Intern with Skirt PR!

Calling all aspiring PR girls! We are currently looking for dedicated and passionate interns to participate in our Fall 2013 Internship Program at our offices in Chicago. The internship program is specifically designed to introduce students and recent graduates to the business of public relations, specifically in the areas of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or a recent college graduate. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between Skirt PR and the intern’s college or university. Interns are expected to work 3 days a week from the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm during the 3 month internship program. In addition, interns are expected to work at occasional after-hours events.

For consideration for our internship program, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and at least one writing sample. Please send your complete application to the Internship Coordinator, Samantha Korenfeld (skorenfeld@skirtpr.com). Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Update: All Fall 2013 positions have been filled. 

Intern 101: Memorial Day Style

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