Media and PR Internship
Fourteen countries spanning one fifth of the world’s population will compete for it. Hundreds of millions will view it. And just one team will make it happen. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is cricket’s premier flagship event, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015.
To ensure the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 sets a world class benchmark in sporting event delivery across the two nations, we are building a Local Organising Committee in our Melbourne (Australia) and Wellington (New Zealand) offices who will shape this world-class sporting event throughout the full lifecycle.
We now have an exciting Internship opportunity for a PR, Communications or Journalism student to join our team and help make the Cricket World Cup a reality! This Internship will provide a meaningful opportunity to learn about the communications (Media and PR) and community engagement involved in the planning and implementation of a major event, as well as an understanding of our organisational function and program activities.
Within this Internship you will support with the following:
- Develop content for digital assets and traditional media
- Complete research to support media advisories, bios, reports and other initiatives
- Read and identify media clips from clipping services and on-line resources
- Assist with the monitoring and reporting of a wide range of coverage
- Assist with compiling databases for community groups, cricket associations and venues to activate our community engagement strategy
- Assist with the preparation of media, stakeholder and community engagement materials (including newsletters, presentations etc)
- Update media and stakeholder lists
To be considered for this fantastic opportunity you must meet the following criteria:
- Currently studying PR, Communications or Journalism (minimum second year)
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Experience writing and editing on a wide range of platforms (with strong attention to detail)
- Understanding of Public Relations principles (including building media and stakeholder lists)
- Strong understanding of the digital space including Social Media
- Advanced MS Word and Excel ability, and a practical problem solving approach
Overall we are looking a positive and team focused attitude, and the ability to show strong initiative. You should have exceptional organisational skills, and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities within a high pressure major event environment.
To apply for this opportunity in this truly global event please send a Cover Letter (addressing the key criteria) and Resume in one document to Anna.Blackett@cricketworldcup.com. We will be considering applications as they come in, so please apply in the first instance.
Download the PD here: Cricket World Cup 2015 – Media and PR Internship
Do you have a love for sport and lifestyle?
Talking Total Sport is looking for sport and lifestyle writers to join our team to cover these hot topics.
Do you enjoy writing and want to cover some of the biggest topics in Australian sport and lifestyle?
Whether it NRL, Hockey, Swimming, AFL, Netball, Cricket, Yoga, Running or even Clean Eating tips, we want you to join our team today!
Please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your resume and which 3 sports or lifestyle topics (in preference order) you would like to cover.
Whether you are an aspiring journalist or a qualified student, we would love to hear from you.
Retro Press is a letterpress, print & branding studio based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
We are looking for a dynamic intern to work along side our Studio Director and Branding Specialist.
You will gain experience in all elements of the marketing mix by working with our branding clients in the fashion, beauty & lifestyle categories. You will also be involved in the preparation of the marketing strategy for Retro Press and the tactical implementation to drive the business particularly in the wedding & event industries.
The studio is a small yet dynamic environment with a real collaborative hands on approach.
To find out more about the marketing experience of our studio director feel free to visit www.kirstenbasford.com. We are looking for someone for one to two days per week for a minimum of three months to commence as soon as possible.
Applications close 18th August
Recently featured PR pro and Communicado Account Executive, Stephanie Bateman, has offered this exclusive internship to My Interning Life readers.
– PR student who also has an interest in social media.
– The work is predominantly PR based, but the agency is moving more and more into the digital space so it’s important that the applicant is keen to get exposure in that area.
– The internship will likely be one day a week, potentially more dependent on what is happening in the office.
This is your chance to learn from one of the professionals of the PR industry and get your foot in the door. Please attach a cover letter and copy of your resume in your application to Stephanie. If you need some tips with writing a cover letter please refer to our FAQs page.
Contact: Stephanie Bateman
Wow. Has this girl got an impressive PR internship CV or what?
Emma Bedson, 20, currently studying a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) at RMIT, graduating in October this year.
Top boss at a consumer PR agency. Or perhaps Founder/Director of my own PR agency. The possibilities are endless…
You’ve had a busy interning life over the past year, tell us about your internships
Two Birds Talking
My first internship was at Two Birds Talking. I was the typical PR intern -running coffees, media kit packing, phone handling, booking and receiving couriers, editorial monitoring, database updates and so on. I assisted on a couple of events for Kookai and Nike. Whilst I liaised between their Melbourne and Sydney office during this internship, I had a chance to work at Two Birds Talking’s Sydney office as a fill-in PR co-ordinator. I hit the ground running at that time working directly on Kookai and Lovisa. If there is anything that I got from Two Birds Talking, it was MEDIA IS KING.
One Green Bean
Throughout the first half of 2012, I confirmed an internship with One Green Bean. I saved up for six months to pay for accommodation, flights and living expenses to intern full time with One Green Bean. During this time I prepared press kits and coverage reports, assisted with the production of events and performed admin and ad hoc office duties. I worked on a number of clients such as IKEA, Dunlop Volleys, Virgin Mobile and CBA. One Green Bean definitely showed me the difference between Melbourne and Sydney based PR.
I interned with Undertow Media briefly before going to Sydney last year. On my return, I came back as a contractor to assist their account co-ordinator on Mt Hotham, Kathmandu, Tupperware and Domaine Chandon. It was at Undertow Media where I learnt what the role of a junior PR professional is really like. I pitched to media on a daily basis, refined my writing skills, contributed to campaigns, proposals, brainstorms and meetings. I was also responsible for account administration & reporting, which inspired me to write my third year undergraduate thesis on PR measurement and evaluation.
This has been my most recently internship. Having vast industry experience prior to Mango, the team delegated tasks to me not usually given to interns. I worked across a number consumer accounts creating, pitching and following up media materials. I secured multiple pieces of coverage both in print and online. I spent an extra week at Mango working with their social media team to create content and see how social media runs within a PR agency.
What was it about working at a Sydney based PR company that attracted you?
I researched a lot of agencies in line with the area of PR I’m interested in. Most of them are based in Sydney so I emailed a couple of dream agencies for an internship placement. I have previously lived in Sydney and have friends who live up there so making the temporary move up there was more exciting and thrilling than daunting. I loved the entire experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. Moving up to Sydney permanently after I graduate is high on my to-do list.
How did you juggle university course work and paid work while interning?
It’s challenging but it can be done. I wrote a lot of to-do lists and time management was crucial. I will admit there were more than a few all-nighters to get the assignments done but I managed to juggle it all. In fact, I actually prefer the adrenaline rush. It makes you more accountable to your tasks and there is no room procrastination.
What was your most valuable internship experience so far and why?
My time at Undertow Media was the most valuable experience, especially when I was contracted to assist one of their juniors.
I immediately felt part of the team the minute I stepped into the office. I gained a strong sense of responsibility and accountability for everything that was thrown at me. My time management skills were definitely tested (a crucial skill to master so I advise to get on top of it ASAP). Nonetheless, I completed tasks with a passion because I wanted to prove to myself and my colleagues I could handle agency life.
Undertow Media taught me so much about the industry and how to operate in PR. I recommend Undertow Media to anyone interested in a PR internship, I would safely say they have one of the best internship programs around.
Tell us about your favourite client pitch you got to work on and what you learnt from it
McDonald’s has been one of my favourite accounts to work on. I really got to own a project where I wrote media material, pitched to journalists and secured multiple pieces of coverage. I was able to learn how to develop relationships with journalists (a true love-hate relationship) and refine my writing skills. It was so rewarding seeing coverage and knowing you had some input in making that happen.
What’s next for you?
I don’t have any internships confirmed for the near future but you never know what’s around the corner. Right now I’m focusing on completing my thesis and graduating but I’m sure I’ll slip in a few more placements before graduating.
Emma shares her advice for other aspiring PR pros;
There have been so many quotes to get me through my interning ‘journey’. My mum told me this quote just before cold calling an agency and it has resonated with me ever since:
“Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.” – We Bought A Zoo
For anything you want to achieve, it’s always going to be ‘no’ until you ask. No matter how whimsical your ambitions may be, throw yourself into the deep end and you never know what may come out of it.
ARE YOU THE NEXT FLOURISH PR SUPERSTAR?
We’re on the hunt for an incredible intern.
Do you want to help our brands flourish?
Are you that extra pair of hands we need?
Are you eager and willing to get the job done, no matter how big or small?
Can you multitask like no other?
Are you all enthusiasm and no ego?
Are you keen to learn?
Then we want to hear from you!
The application process is simple…pitch yourself to us in any way, shape or form. You can reach us at email@example.com for any questions. Applications close Friday 10th May.
– 3 month internship
– minimum 2 days per week
– internship to take place in our lovely new office (Level 7, 5 Queens Road Melbourne)
More details on their FB page.