Aqua Careers – Public Relations Intern

Public Relations Intern

Aqua Marketing & Communications, an award-winning St. Petersburg-based full-service agency, is seeking an energetic and motivated intern in the PR/Communications field to join its dynamic team. Applicants must be detail oriented and flexible with changing priorities and deadlines. Strong writing, research and organization skills also a must.

Aqua offers a collaborative culture and work environment and opportunity for growth. To be considered, please send resume and personalized cover letter to info@welcometoaqua.com.

Responsibilities/Learning Expectations:

The Public Relations Intern will work closely with PR account executives and managers to:

  • Research, develop and manage media lists
  • Conduct press outreach (both locally and nationally)
  • Build media relationships in order to secure press coverage, award submissions, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Research press opportunities
  • Monitor media for coverage
  • Assist with monthly reporting and organize clip reports
  • Contribute to story angle development, team brainstorms and overall PR planning
  • Draft writing materials to support the execution of client programs, including media pitches, press releases, articles, fact sheets and copy for collateral materials.
  • Support the execution of other elements of client programs such as special events and promotions

Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests
  • Exceptional interpersonal, networking, verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of tools – specifically Cision and Burelle’s – a plus
  • PR experience in tourism, travel and hospitality areas also a plus

Dates: Flexible start and end date based on availability
Duration: Minimum 3 months
Hours: 9 – 5 p.m., based on availability and internship requirements