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Public Relations Intern

The Door I An Idea House is a creative relations firm with offices in New York City, Chicago and LA. The Chicago office is currently looking for interns who are interested in furthering their public relations experience at a hands-on agency. Individuals with an interest in culinary, hospitality and entertainment PR will be considered for our part-time (2-3 days per week) internship program. To note, this is an unpaid internship, however, academic credit is offered at some schools.

*Contact Internship and Career Advisor to see if position is eligible for academic credit

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

  • CLIENT MANAGEMENT- observe the team’s day-to-day activities for a diverse range of accounts, including monitoring client and editorial calendar opportunities
  • RESEARCH- evaluate trends in the media and hospitality industries by compiling various research audits 
  • WRITING- create communications and press materials, social media recaps, client email communication, etc. and learn PR writing best practices
  • MEDIA STRATEGY- pinpoint target media by building media lists, expediting media relations and outreach process. You will become an expert at using Cision, the leading PR media database software.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT- assist with administrative duties that serve our clients and The Door, such as cataloging media clips and organizing office materials as needed


  • Must be able to devote three days (MWF, 9am-5pm) or two days (T, TH, 9am-5pm) per week and also available to staff a few events outside of work hours
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism   
  • Self-motivated team player with an eagerness to learn 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team once they are taught a task
  • Keen interest in Public Relations, specifically within the hospitality and entertainment industries 
  • The Door’s internship program is unpaid, however, college credit is offered to receive requirements needed
  • Interns will need their own personal laptop equipped with Microsoft Office