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Fall 2018 Public Relations and Social Media Internship

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Margie Korshak Inc.

Chicago, IL

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Fall 2018 Public Relations and Social Media Internship

Margie Korshak Inc.’s Fashion, Hospitality & Lifestyle Department is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Internship Program! This Fall internship will run from mid-August through December. Our program offers hands-on experience that focuses on 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 a highly respected and recognizable public relations agency in Chicago. The passion and drive we have for the brands we represent are what makes us thrive. The media ‘know-how’ and signature creativity that we add to our product is what differentiates our work in making our clients known.

For 50 years, MKI has been providing and continues to provide public relations for the “who’s who” across all markets. We have a distinguished and diversified clientele in the areas of fashion and beauty, consumer products, food and restaurants, hospitality, non-profit, real estate, sports and, of course, entertainment.

With esteemed brands and strong relationships, we are present at almost every major “happening” in Chicagoland and have daily involvement in every form of print, television, radio and online forums in the market.

We carry out results-oriented public relations campaigns, implemented by seasoned professionals, as well as full-service advertising and promotional campaigns, created by in-house experts.

Benefits of Interning at MKI:

• Gain real world exposure to the day-to-day operations of a well-respected PR agency

• Participate in both the creative process and editing process of press releases, event submissions, media alerts and social media posts

• Attend launches and events in Chicago

• Participate in resume and LinkedIn workshops

• Contribute to valuable work that can be added to your portfolio to show a future potential employer

• Sit in on “Lunch ‘n Learn” sessions hosted by professionals in the PR field

• Attend various networking opportunities

• Work on the 37th floor of the John Hancock Center


• Document and track client media coverage.

• Create targeted media lists and track coverage impressions using Meltwater and other online resources.

• Assist with client events, including TV segments, grand opening events, promotional opportunities, cocktail parties, fashion shoots, etc.

• Assist in the development of strategies for different clients through brainstorming sessions with executive team and independent research.

• Create targeted social media content for MKI pages and various clients’ social media profiles.

• Schedule client and agency content using Hootsuite and Facebook.

• Research new strategies, technologies and social media trends.

• Edit/peer-review social media posts created by other interns prior to approval from executive team.


• 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.

• Craft creative and engaging social media, so to develop a solid understanding of social media strategy as it relates to public relations.

• Practice networking and event management skills at client and media events.

• Hold 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 a 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 a solid understanding of social media platforms including Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

• Available 20-24 hours per week, and select weekends for client events.

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