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Intern Insider: Navigating PR & Marketing Internships Like a Pro

Before you even walk through the doors of a PR or marketing agency to begin an internship, you can set yourself up for success. While universities can offer speed-interviews, finding the right placement is crucial, and looking for your own agency can often be a better fit. 

If a business’ people, clients, or campaigns particularly interest you, make the first move. For help making that first contact pack a punch, we’ve got you covered with some advice in this blog

Once you’ve secured your internship, here are some tips to navigate it like a pro:

  • Communicate Clearly

Effective communication is vital. Be proactive in expressing your willingness to take on work and keep the team updated on your progress. If you’ve completed a task, inform them. If you’re unsure about something, ask for clarification. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you’re facing challenges. 

  • Stay Organised

Organisation is key. Take notes of tasks for reference and try to be punctual, both with your timekeeping and deadlines. Subscribe to the “early is on time, on time is late” mindset. Staying organised not only helps you manage your responsibilities but also demonstrates your reliability and dedication.

  • Be Proactive

Don’t wait for tasks to come to you. Use your free time wisely by staying updated on news headlines, social media trends or brainstorming ideas. Request more work when tasks are completed, and put yourself forward to assist on different projects. Remember it’s a sprint, so put your best foot forward. 

Navigating a PR and marketing internship can be incredibly rewarding with the right mindset and attitude. By finding the right placement, communicating effectively, staying organised, and being proactive, you’ll make a great impression, show your passion for the industry and gain invaluable skills for your future career.  

If you’re looking for a PR and digital marketing agency based in Dundee or Tayside, we’re always on the hunt for the next generation of talent. We work on a diverse range of clients and campaigns from across Scotland, providing a vibrant environment to kickstart your career in PR and digital marketing.