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Public Relations

Public Relations Internships

Westminster's public relations program requires all students to complete a 160-hour internship following the completion of all classes through the third year. Throughout the internship, each student is required to keep a daily journal detailing their progress, to create a portfolio to showcase their work and accomplishments (including press releases, brochures, and other creations), and to write a reaction paper discussing important aspects of their experiences. The internship is a four-credit course and is one of the most important parts of the program.

The Career Center at Westminster helps students make contacts with alumni and with businesses around the area (including Pittsburgh, PA) which accept interns.

All information acquired from The Public Relations Internship Manual by Jennifer A. Shifler.

 

What can you do with a Public Relations degree?

Imagine yourself a public relations coordinator, social media manager, publicist, copywriter, media relations specialist, sports information director, strategic planner, public affairs officer, director of corporate communications, community relations coordinator, development associate, or event planner.