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Need an Internship This Semester?

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Because if you do, Dallas-based TrizCom PR has a deal for you.
Answer these few questions to help gauge your interest level. Do you…

 

…desire to eat discounted—and possibly free—food at Taco Bueno?
…want to nerd-out at Comic-Con’s FAN EXPO for free?
…like boats?
…have a deep and abiding love for dogs and cats?
…like to eat BBQ?
…enjoy soccer and football?

If you answered yes to any (or all) of the questions above, we’d like to hear from you. 

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For the past five years TrizCom PR has hosted over a dozen special interns in our program and we take pride in making it an experience, not just a job. As a TrizCom intern, not only will you be paid for your time ($10 per hour, 15-20 hours/week), you’ll be an integral part of our firm. School credit available as well as flexible schedules. No exclusion from meetings or client-facing work. You’ll be on the front lines right beside us. You’ll be paired one-on-one with a TrizCom staffer who will be in charge of your growth and instruction. 

We want you to apply your academic knowledge into real-world writing, media relations, marketing and promotions scenarios. Duties may include writing PR materials including press releases, website copy, blog copy, managing PR archives and photo resources, preparing media kits, planning special events or promotions, working with account managers to improve communication efforts, interacting with outside vendors and members of the media, assisting with social media outreach efforts with possible opportunities for filming, interviewing and editing video, and collecting research and assisting TrizCom’s overall marketing and PR campaigns.

Still not convinced? Here’s two things you’ll never do:
1.    Make coffee
2.    Make copies

Hear what other interns have said about us

If interested, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Katie Mudd: katie@trizcom.com.
 

TrizCom PR: The Ultimate Intern Experience

By Amanda Brown, TrizCom PR Intern

As I head into the last weeks of August, my time at TrizCom PR is coming to an end. In a few short days, I will be saying goodbye to my co-intern, Rebecca; my cozy office; and the entire TrizCom staff. Though I am sad to say goodbye, this internship program has been nothing short of the ultimate experience.

My supervisor, Jeff Cheatham, recently wrote a blog highlighting the TrizCom internship program (if you haven’t read it yet, you should). Now I am writing to share my experience as well as write about why you should become an intern.

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As an intern, my first fear is always the one where I spend my time making coffee runs or just doing grunt work. Well, I am here to tell you that in this internship program, that was not the case.

During my time at TrizCom, I worked closely with Jeff helping him research, write press releases, make pitches and create media lists. Everything I created or assisted with, he gave me credit. If I created a press release or a pitch for a client, Jeff would either say “great job” or tell me what I could have done differently. Here, they want their interns to succeed, and they mean that.

Another great thing about this program and company were all of the “field trips” they let the interns go on. At TrizCom, they wanted us to have the full experience of what an everyday PR professional does. If there was an opportunity to visit a client, they made sure Rebecca and I joined. I was a part of client brainstorm meetings, television interviews and got to go on the set of a client’s photo shoot.

Finally, the best part of this internship is the company culture. At TrizCom, there is no such thing as a “closed” door (unless they are on the phone). Every morning I was greeted with a “hello” or “good morning” and left every night with a “thank you for all of your help” or “we appreciate you.” I never felt or was treated like an intern – more like a junior account executive. The office was always a fun place to be if there was a birthday or special occasion. As an office we took lunch trips, celebrated TrizCom’s ninth birthday and shared stories every Monday about our weekends. The perfect word to describe the company culture would be family.

Even though I am about to leave, I know that this is not actually goodbye. The people I met, the connections I made with the staff and clients, will never be forgotten. To every person at TrizCom, thank you. I had the best summer interning for such a wonderful company. I am leaving not only with a full portfolio filled with material, but appreciation and knowledge of what public relations professionals do. I am excited to see what the future holds for TrizCom, the next interns and me.

So if you are a student or recent graduate looking to grow your knowledge of the PR industry, and work for an awesome company, then look no further. To get the ultimate PR experience, send your resume and cover letter to Katie Mudd. I promise you will not regret it.