Chrome City

PR Intern

March 2016 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I was able to do just about everything in my internship from running our social media and putting together press reports to eventually planning events and pitching local and national media publications. Since we are a small firm, I got to see the ins and outs of a small business as well and learned what it takes to land new business. It was interesting to get that deeper look into a business which was something I didn't expect going into the internship.

What I wish was different

I had to work 6 months as an unpaid intern, so I wish that I could have started getting paid for my work earlier on. But when you give your all without getting paid, it really makes an impression on your employer and gives you a higher chance of getting hired after the internship ends.


Be open to trying anything. I used to be so set on going into fashion PR and now I am fully immersed in hospitality -- specifically restaurants and bars -- and I absolutely love it. Also, constantly ask what else you can do to help, even the smallest tasks can seriously take pressure off of higher up staff and shows your commitment and dedication.
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