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Winter/Spring 2020 Public Relations & Social Media Internship

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Company/Organization: Margie Korshak, Inc.


Margie Korshak, Inc.
Philanthropy & Lifestyle
Winter/Spring 2020 Public Relations and Social Media Internship Program

Margie Korshak, Inc.’s Philanthropy & Lifestyle Department is currently accepting applications for our Winter/Spring 2020 Internship Program! This internship will run from January through May. Our program offers hands-on experience that focuses on the ins-and-outs of public relations, social media and event planning. MKI internships are unpaid and students may receive school credit upon completion of their internship.

About Margie Korshak, Inc.:
Margie Korshak, Inc. (MKI) is one of Chicago’s most noted public relations and events agency in the entertainment, philanthropy and lifestyle arenas.
For nearly five decades, MKI has developed an impressive list of local, regional and national clientele, including: nonprofits, consumer products and services, hospitality, theater, media, retail, health care, wellness, food and restaurants, as well as fashion and beauty.
Our agency operates under an “All In” philosophy. With a boutique staff that has expertise in account management, media relations, social media, strategic writing, event coordination and management, we have an up-to-the-minute pulse on the media and promotional landscape.
We implement specifically designed public relations and marketing strategies resulting in highly successful programs of earned television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online exposure for our clients.
Benefits of Interning at MKI:
• Gain real world exposure to the day-to-day operations of a well-respected PR agency.
• Participate in the creative and editing process of press releases, event submissions, media alerts and social media posts.
• Attend client events in Chicago.
• Build your resume and portfolio that will allow you to stand out to a future employer.
• Learn from a professional staff with experience in many different areas.
• Attend various networking opportunities.
• Work on the 37th floor of the John Hancock Center.

• Document and track secured client media coverage.
• Assist with client events including: TV segments, grand openings, galas, promotional opportunities, cocktail parties, luncheons, etc.
• Create targeted social media content for MKI pages and various clients’ social media profiles.
• Draft press materials including releases, media alerts, talking points, event submissions, etc.
• Create targeted media lists and track coverage impressions using Cision, Critical Mention and other online resources.
• Assist in the development of strategies for different clients through collaboration with executive team and independent research.
• Schedule client and agency content using Hootsuite, Facebook and Buffer.
• Research new strategies, technologies and social media trends.
• Edit/peer-review social media posts created by other interns prior to approval from executive team.

What to Expect as an MKI Intern:
• Receive instruction and hands-on experience doing entry-level public relations and social media work in an agency setting.
• Work closely with the executive team.
• Develop a thorough knowledge of local media relations and the ability to find appropriate media contacts.
• Draft creative and engaging social media while developing a solid understanding of social media strategy as it relates to public relations.
• Practice networking and event management skills at client and media events.
• Be held to the same standards as an entry-level employee, practicing good judgment and professionalism on a daily basis.


• One previous internship in Public Relations, Social Media or related.
• A current full-time or part-time college student.
• Possess keen attention-to-detail and stellar organization skills.
• Familiar with AP-style guidelines.
• Must practice communicative and proactive approach to work, while multi-tasking and meeting strict deadlines.
• Must have an understanding of social media platforms including Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
• Available 20-24 hours per week, and select weekends for client events.




3 month requirement

December 13, 2019
public  relations    social  media    communications 
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