Public Relations Intern

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Intern

Company Description

Citizen Relations is always on the lookout for top talent! While we don't currently have an opening, it's always great to connect with the next generation of public relations professionnals. 

If you like learning from the best and working for the best and brightest in the industry, if you like to be surrounded by passionate, creative, professional, and just generally cool people, if you like the sounds of working on some of the best and biggest clients in Canada, and if you love the thrill of a fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing agency environment, then Citizen is the place for you!

While the fast-paced nature of an agency environment means the projects and tasks you’ll be working on can change on a daily, and sometimes even hourly, basis, the great news is that you’ll have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of client files and tasks.

If you are a passionate, dedicated, professional looking to jump-start your career in PR then we want to hear from you!

Job Description

What we’re looking for: 

  • A motivated, energetic self-starter who thrives in a team setting

  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands in a fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to take on new tasks and initiatives and exercise a high degree of proactivity

  • Passionate about identifying and influencing trends

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Entrepreneurial attitude and a go-getter

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

  • Professional demeanor and a “work hard, play hard” attitude

  • Past experience in an agency setting is an asset

  • Knowledge of the local media landscape and past experience developing media materials/pitching are highly valued

Examples of the work you’ll be doing include: 

  • Assisting with media list and materials development (e.g press releases, pitch notes, fact sheets, etc.)

  • Researching relevant influencers for a variety of campaigns and engaging them in brand partnerships

  • Sourcing materials for, putting together, and sending out media mailers

  • Pitching local media via email and phone

  • Tracking social and traditional media coverage

  • Developing social media content for internal and client channels

  • Event coordination including liaising with third-party vendors, sourcing decor, and onsite support

  • Supporting on internal communications and thought leadership initiatives including researching and developing materials for speaking engagements and award submissions

Additional Information

To apply, please submit :

  1. Writing samples. Ideally a media pitch!

  2. Your resume

  3. A cover letter answering the following:

    a. What are you hoping to get out of this internship? (150 words max)
    b. What differentiates you from fellow applicants? (150 words max)

As cliche as it sounds, we put our people first. We amplify our team through a culture of openness, personal growth, innovative strategy and tech, and a hunger to do amazing work.

Citizen Relations has over 200 citizens on our team, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Singapore. Our affiliate network includes 40 cities in North America, and over 60 countries worldwide.

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We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Citizen Relations is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Citizen Relations is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.