The department of Communication has many activities and opportunities for current and past WPU students to build skills, get involved and advance professionally. Check out our social media and other resources:
PR Alumni should join our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/WPUNJPR/ – Great job leads and networking with fellow PR grads! And to update us on your successes and news join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamhobartalumni/
Current Communication and Professional Communication students should log on to: https://blackboard.wpunj.edu/webapps/login/ and under “My Organizations” click on Communication Internship Resources. There you will see the following menu and options:
- Announcements: Now hiring! Hot leads for internships.
- Information: Application to earn credits, course requirements
- Materials: Sample resumes and cover letters for all Communication major areas
- Content: Thousands of internship leads for WPU students, contact information for current and recent internship sites
All WPU students and alumni may also visit http://wpunj.edu/career-advisement/ for the university employer database and for event and workshop information for: resume writing, cover letter & interview preparation, time management, etc.
Other relevant WPU links:
- Homepage: www.wpunj.edu
- Communication Department (PR Major / Minor):http://www.wpunj.edu/coac/departments/communication/undergraduate/majors/journalismpublic-relations.dot
- Professional Communication, M.A. (Corporate & Strategic Communication / New Media & Professional Writing):http://www.wpunj.edu/coac/departments/communication/graduate/curriculum.dot
- Student Public Relations Association:http://www.wix.com/spranj/club
Local Internships (most are staffed by many WPUNJ alumni):
Eager to gain experience in public relations, digital & social media, advertising, event
marketing and more? New Jersey has many top firms now recruiting for spring 2017 interns! Here are a few of my favorites for high-achieving and motivated college juniors and seniors:
Hackensack, NJ based Beckerman specializes in real estate and professional services, public affairs and issues advocacy and crisis communications. Beckerman provides a variety of services including public relations, media relations, strategy development, digital & social media, content creation, issues advocacy, thought leadership and more. To apply for an internship send your cover letter and resume to: Jessica Vallejo-Orsini, firstname.lastname@example.org http://beckermanpr.com/
BML Public Relations specializes in a variety of PR services, including brand management, media relations, events and promotions, product launches, social media, cause marketing, crisis communications and more. Located in Montclair, NJ. To apply for an internship email your resume to email@example.com and to Brian Lowe, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bmlpr.com/
Coyne PR is a leading independent public relations agency, representing category leaders in healthcare, travel, sports and entertainment, food and beverage, fashion and beauty, technology, automotive, and consumer products and goods. There are paid internships for many practices areas. In addition to PR, Coyne has a social media practice, a digital design group and an advertising and marketing team. To be considered submit resume and cover letter to Tina Calo, HR Manager, 5 Wood Hollow Road Parsippany, NJ 07054 P 973.588.2000 PAID. email@example.com. http://www.coynepr.com/culture/careers
CPR is a full-service strategic marketing communications agency committed to maximizing a client’s potential through targeted messaging. This firm works to create proactive campaigns that convey powerful messages for professional, consumer, and business-to-business focused outreach. A few of their notable clients include Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Sphera, and the YWCA. Stipend. Send your cover email, resume and a writing sample to: Katelyn Petersen firstname.lastname@example.org www.cpronline.com 777 TERRACE AVENUE 6TH FLOOR HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ 07604 P.201.641.1911 STIPEND.
The DSM Group is a visionary marketing firm powered by a millennial mindset. The award-winning agency continues to disrupt the status quo through innovative strategies which have made them one of the top firms in northern NJ. Located in Franklin Lakes, this full-service advertising, marketing, and public relations agency caters to clients like Acuitive Technologies, FOR Solutions, and Wine GPA. Contact: Kailee Gori kailee@thedsmgroup http://www.thedsmgroup.com/marketing-internship-nj 599 Franklin Avenue Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 P 201.485.7777 PAID.
First and Last PR is a highly regarded Independent Beauty Public Relations and Digital Media Marketing Firm providing services to leading luxury and consumer product good companies, beauty firms and beauty brands. Internships are available for PR students with good project management skills, who are eager to learn, wants to be in PR and has a strong work ethic. Student opportunities may include writing, pitching, social media, event planning and more. Unpaid but college credit eligible. If interested, please send your resume with a cover letter to Stephanie Scott: email@example.com www.firstandlastpr.com 50 E. Palisade Avenue, Suite 214 Englewood, NJ 07631 P. 201.569.2080 Credits only.
Green Room Communications is looking for a driven, detail-oriented candidate. Green Room’s program provides interns with first-hand experience working as part of an agency communications team. Their “Dream Teams” focus primarily on serving clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Paid. Send cover letter and resume to Tom LaBelle firstname.lastname@example.org. 333 West Main Street, # 1 Boonton, NJ 07005 P 973.263.85851 PAID.
GLA Communications. Do you love Digital Communications? Do you want to experience life in the agency world? Then an internship at GLA Communications in Millburn, NJ, is for you. We are a fast-paced boutique PR agency looking for an undergraduate student who is eager to gain real world, hands-on experience. Interns participate in all aspects of our work including client calls, writing, research and more. If you want to write creatively, create blog, social and contagious content, help activate SEO and digital strategies then please apply! PAID. Apply to: Kathryn Tatulli GLA Communications email@example.com http://www.glapr.com/
Marcus Group is based in Little Falls, NJ and provides public relations, advertising and crisis management services to a wide range of clients and industries. Interns do important work on real client projects. We have intern positions available throughout the year for college seniors or recent graduates interested in public relations, advertising and graphic design. Schedules are flexible…but you must be able to work at least two to three days per week. And just in case you’re wondering (and we know you are…) internships are paid. Apply online or send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.marcusgroup.com/
MWW’s paid internship/associate program is intended to help students, recent college grads, and entry level candidates launch their career in the public relations field and give an introduction to agency life. While strong writing, a professional presence and creativity are important, the best associates are those who are eager to learn, enthusiastic and willing to take on challenging tasks. Send cover letter and resume to: Christina Stokes, Director of Talent Acquisition. email@example.com. One Meadowlands Plaza, 6th Floor, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 P. 800.724.7602
PR Revolution is a boutique public relations agency focusing on established and emerging consumer product brands, fashion, beauty and lifestyle clients accustomed to top-notch service and results. Interns must live and breath beauty and consumer PR, have their pulse on the latest trends and celeb gossip, NEVER miss a deadline, is a strategic and creative thinker and writer. 355 Eisenhower Pkwy #204 Livingston, NJ 07039 https://prrevolution.com/ Apply to: Elyse Bender-Segall firstname.lastname@example.org
Reputation Architects Inc. is a public relations and management firm dedicated to building, protecting and restoring organizational reputations. To apply for an internship in the Roseland, NJ office, pitch us by email at email@example.com on why they are interested in working with us, how they will contribute to our clients and agency, and three skills or areas of knowledge they hope to develop as an intern. Please include a resume and copies of any relevant work examples (PR plans, press releases, letters or other materials developed as part of class assignments are acceptable).
Revolution Digital (Rev-D) is a digital marketing and social media agency based in Morristown, NJ. They specialize in creating strategically sound, conceptually creative, highly engaging digital marketing programs and advertising campaigns. Capabilities include but are not limited to strategic planning, content creation, PR and promotion, art direction and graphic design, copy writing, video production and digital photography. To explore internship opportunities contact Dan Roteman, CFO/HR. http://www.revolutiondigital.com/careers/
At Rosica Communications in Paramus, working with a client means thinking like the client. After putting on their thinking caps, the Rosica team focuses on applying a cross-utilization communications strategy that integrates messaging and content to drive results. This generates a “multiplier effect” to meet and exceed client objectives. With clients like Keebler, QuickChek, and Pearson Education, the Rosica results continue to multiply. Terese Kelly, VP Media Relations firstname.lastname@example.org www.rosica.com. 95 NJ-17 Paramus, NJ 07652 P 201.843.5600
SmithSolve is an expert healthcare communications firm headquartered in Morristown. This agency offers a full range of corporate communications, public relations, and patient advocacy services to biopharmaceutical companies with a boutique level of service on a global level of capability. From clients like Global Genes Corporate Alliance, Opthotech, and Sigma-Tau, SmithSolve continues to improve health through communications. Please contact: Tina Okun, Director 16 Washington Street, Suite 204 Morristown, NJ 07960 P 973.442.1555 PAID. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org http://smithsolve.com.
The SPI Group is a full-service business communications agency that is fueled by get-stuff-doners- aka digitally innovative experts. Located in Fairfield, the agency specializes in integrated communication strategies that reach audiences on a global scale. The SPI Group’s clients range from regional nonprofits to global companies that capitalize on the agency’s award-winning internal and external communications. Sony, Goodwill Rescue Mission, and Pfizer are among their top cliental. To apply please email Angela Parente email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and a cover letter telling us why you’d like to be a SPI. http://spigroup.com.165 Passaic Ave., Suite 410 Fairfield, NJ 07004 P 973.244.9191 PAID.
Headquartered in Boonton, S3 is known as the “New York” agency that is located in New Jersey. S3 means that this company specializes in three parts: advertising, public relations, and social media. What’s different about this PR firm? It is a WBE-certified woman-owned business that ensures diversity in the workplace. Their award winning strategies have attracted some of their most luxurious clients which include BMW, Jaguar, and Saks Fifth Avenue. http://thes3agency.com/home Interested applications can email their resume & cover letter to Joelle Speranza email@example.com 716 Main Street Boonton, NJ 07005 P 973.257.5533
SCG is a full-service advertising & public relations agency with digital, social and internet capabilities, and media research, planning and buying proficiency. Internship information: http://scgadv.com/careers/internships/ Students should contact: Erin Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kurt Praschak at: email@example.com. 26 Eastmans Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 P. 973.992.7800
Taft is a mid-sized and dynamic communications firm specializing in the healthcare and pharmaceutical areas, as well as socially conscious communications for philanthropic and non-profit organizations. The intern will support projects related to PR, editorial, leadership communications, and social media. Among our active clients: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, DiversityInc, and Sanofi. Strong writing and communications skills are a must; scientific background and/or journalism experience preferred. The intern must have transportation available to our Lawrenceville offices. Candidates should be prepared to spend approximately 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible and some portion of the work can be completed remotely. The position pays $12-15 per hour depending on experience. Visit us at www.taftandpartners.com. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Business is a digital advertising and social media optimization company that offers a wide range of marketing-communication related services. Our mission is to help our clients expand their influence by solidifying their brand image through social media. Hiring public relations and social media interns. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to stay organized and pay attention to detail. Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism majors preferred. Most importantly, the ideal intern is constantly willing to learn and thrives to succeed in the field. Send cover email and resume to: Danielle Libassi email@example.com Route 46 East Unit 801 Pine Brook, NJ 07058 P. 973.440.2449 http://tbsmo.com/
Tristar Products, Inc. is the recognized pioneer of taking innovative ideas and turning them into branded world-wide distributed products. Dedication to high standards of quality manufacturing makes Tristar Products an internationally respected infomercial market leader. With success in selling home appliances, fitness equipment, sports gear and health and beauty programs, Tristar Products is constantly being sought to form alliances with inventors and celebrities who wish to brand their products and their programs. Tristar offers a variety of public relations, social media and production internships. To apply contact: Jennifer Dadika, firstname.lastname@example.org 492 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004. P. 973.575.5400 http://www.tristarproductsinc.com/
Winning Strategies. Do you have a passion for creativity and taking on tough challenges? Are you interested in creating breakthrough communications programs – using cutting edge digital media strategies – for corporations and non-profit organizations? If the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you. If you are looking to join a dedicated, focused team of communications experts in a friendly environment committed to helping you grow as a professional, please send your résumé to email@example.com . http://www.winningstrat.com/ 550 Broad Street, Suite 910 Newark, NJ 07102 P. 973.799.0200
These are current leads, but always do your research and check out the organizations, client work, Linked-in and other social posts, web sites, etc.