If you thought you had missed the boat on getting a summer internship, think again…but think fast!
Think Tank PR, Marketing & Design is still accepting applications for summer internships, but the deadline is Monday, April 22, so be sure to check out their website to learn more about the application process.
Think Tank has been named the Best St. Louis Marketing Firm, Best St. Louis Public Relations Firm and the #1 Best Place to Work in St. Louis…just to name a few of their awards! Trish Cheatham, Think Tank CEO, has been actively involved with SIUE’s public relations students, serving on professional panels for classes and hosting tours of her firm for PRSSA members. Several SIUE public relations students have interned at this award-winning boutique firm and walked away with a wealth of industry experience.
Lexow Financial is also still accepting applications for summer internships. Larry Lexow along with his daughter Christi Lexow, a SIUE public relations alumna, have worked closely with the Speech Communication Department and PRSSA providing numerous internship opportunities for public relations students. Larry has also served as a guest speaker for PRSSA and even hosted a breakfast seminar last semester for PRSSA members. The keynote speaker was Genece Hamby, who shared insights on the “Art of Schmooze: The Authentic Approach to Networking.”
Both of these local business leaders offer great experience for public relations students with the added benefit of being close to campus, which cuts down on commuting – saving interns time and money!
It is never too early to gain experience through internships. So, if you plan to stay in the Edwardsville area for the summer and want to gain some valuable industry experience, consider contacting Think Tank or Lexow Financial. If you know of other companies, public relations firms or nonprofit organizations that are seeking summer interns, please let me know. I would be happy to pass along the information.
In the meantime, pull up a chair and let’s talk.