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Public Relations Internship

Application Deadlines

  • Summer (May - July) semester interns: April 10
  • Fall (August - December) semester interns: July 1
  • Spring (January - April) semester interns:  Dec. 15

Why you should intern here:

  • You'll intern at one of America’s Best PR Agencies, according to Forbes Magazine.
  • During your internship, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn from America's best public relations professionals.
  • Axia's internship program will introduce you to the creative, fast-paced, and results-focused professional PR agency environment.
  • We want interns we can hire after the internship ends.
  • Previous interns rate Axia's internship program highly.
  • Previous interns have gone on to work at Axia, Dr. Pepper, Home Depot, Lucas Films, Marvel, NBCUniversal, Red Bull, Quicksilver, and other brands.
  • It's a fully remote (work-from-home) internship, allowing you to continue your on-campus studies without relocating or commuting.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 15 hours per week
  • At least three days per week
  • At least a 12-week commitment
  • Absolute alignment with Axia's five core values
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Current college sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing
  • Previous internship or employment experience in public relations, journalism, marketing, or other related fields

Preferred Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with news media, social media, or web content strategies, tactics, and measurement
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Ability to identify, cultivate, and craft news stories, news hooks, angles, and media materials
  • Experience researching companies and PR issues and trends
  • Previous LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and other social media experience
  • Experience using Google Docs
  • Basic understanding of AP style and news writing
  • High level of creativity within the real constraints of messaging, strategy, budgets, and deadlines

Sample Responsibilities*

  • Completing public relations training, including Hubspot inbound marketing certification
  • Various "on-the-job" research, writing, and PR training, including writing letters, news releases, blog posts, and social media content
  • Social media training, including updating and managing various social media channels
  • Developing and implementing keyword strategies to increase SEO ranking and traffic
  • Evaluating and altering strategies based on a comprehensive understanding of analytics
  • Using artificial intelligence tools to generate content
  • Building and executing link-building strategies to enhance off-page SEO
  • Writing various articles covering topics and trends for Axia's and clients' blogs
  • Providing feedback to other contributors and editing other writers' content
  • Optimizing content for search engines and lead generation
  • Contributing to long-form content projects like e-books
  • Conducting measurement analysis to improve PR strategies and tactics

Axia provides:

  • A proven process for real-world PR training
  • Immediate opportunity to earn inbound marketing certification
  • Weekly 1:1 mentoring conversations with your internship supervisor
  • Midterm performance review and evaluation
  • Final performance review and evaluation
  • A reference letter or letter of recommendation (upon request)
  • A stipend of up to $500/month, based on qualifications and experience, to cover internship-related expenses (tuition, parking, mobile phone, etc.)

Axia produces award-winning, results-driven PR campaigns. Several prominent business journals and magazines have included Axia in their annual "Best Places to Work" and "Companies That Care" lists.

Axia interns succeed — this experience is a springboard to a rewarding career. You'll love training with Axia's team! If you are a smart, hard-working, rising PR professional looking for a new, fun, and rewarding challenge, apply today!

*Data shows that some candidates sometimes pass on opportunities because they don’t feel they meet all the qualifications listed. Remember that these descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. We want to hear from you if you believe you have the skills and drive!

About Axia Public Relations


Who We Are
Forbes magazine named Axia Public Relations as one of America’s Best PR Agencies. Companies leverage Axia’s news media, social media, and web content strategies and programs to increase visibility, trust, and consideration for their products, services, and experts.

What We Do
America’s most admired and fastest-growing organizations trust Axia Public Relations as their public relations agency of record. We help organizations share stories that matter to their critical audiences. We offer news, social media, and web strategies, services, and measurement programs. These communications programs help clients' brands, products, services, and experts gain visibility, consideration, and trust among their critical audiences.


Core Values
We believe our core values should reflect who we are and what our clients need to succeed. To that end, we believe that when we follow these core values, we will have near-perfect client satisfaction and retention. That’s why we actively recruit, select, develop, reward, recognize, promote, and terminate our client and colleague relationships based on how well they honor and represent our agency’s core values.

  • Integrity 
  • Ideas
  • Relationships
  • Results
  • Improvement

How to apply for a public relations internship:

Send your best pitch as a cover letter with your resume and/or LinkedIn profile link and three of your favorite work samples from your portfolio to careers [at] axiapr [dot] com. PDF files or links only. Do not send large attachments (video and multimedia files).