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Public Relations Intern

Company Description

The Door I An Idea House is a creative public relations firm with offices in New York City, Chicago and LA. Named one of the most powerful PR firms of 2019 by The Observer, The Door Chicago works with a variety of award-winning chefs, restaurants, bars and hotels across the city including: Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Ace Hotel Chicago, Three Dots and a Dash, Windy City Smokeout, Boka Restaurant Group and many more.

Internship Overview

The Chicago office is currently looking for Spring interns to start immediately. Individuals who are interested in furthering their public relations experience at a hands-on agency will be considered for our part-time (2-3 days per week) internship program. 


Interns at The Door will have the following roles and responsibilities: 

  • MEDIA MONITORING - monitor press coverage for a variety of clients, compile press clips, monitor editorial calendars
  • RESEARCH - evaluate trends in the media and hospitality industries by compiling various research audits 
  • WRITING - create press materials, social media recaps, and learn PR writing best practices
  • MEDIA STRATEGY - pinpoint target media by building media lists using Cision
  • OFFICE SUPPORT - assist with the day-to-day duties that serve our clients and our team, such as cataloging media clips and organizing office materials


  • Must be able to devote 2-3 days (9am-5pm) per week and also available to staff a few events outside of work hours
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated team player with an eagerness to learn 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Keen interest in Public Relations, specifically within the hospitality and entertainment industries 
  • Knowledge of Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail is preferred
  • Interns will need their own personal laptop equipped with Microsoft Office

Benefits of Internships

  • Academic credit awarded when applicable 
  • Progress evaluations given by senior staff  
  • Hands on experience and opportunity to assist with off-site activities including:
  • Photoshoots
  • Client events
  • Industry networking events
  • TV/broadcast opportunities
  • Developing skills and knowledge in Public Relations with experienced professionals 
  • Flexible hours 
  • Learn how to work with journalists from outlets including but not limited to Chicago Tribune, Eater Chicago, New York Times, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and more
  • Work in a close-knit team environment and have the opportunity to learn under a mentor