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Internship, Public Relations - Fall 2017 (August-December)

Hawkins International Public Relations is a recognized leader and global player in public relations, communications, and digital strategy for luxury travel, hospitality and lifestyle brands. Boutique in size, boundless in experience, we have grown a global portfolio of clients ranging from iconic independent properties, to major hospitality groups, while developing enviable connections and maintaining rewarding relationships across print, broadcast, and digital media, as well as within the industries we service.

Interns will have the chance to work directly alongside our public relations teams on accounts that that will include small boutique hotels, up to large hotel collections, and will assist on projects such as press kit development, pitches for the media, and list building. Interns will be able to help plan and attend events, learn how to use databases such as Vocus, and will learn to become proficient in Photoshop. Hawkins International’s internship program gives insight into the everyday tasks of an entry-level publicist.

Responsibilities Include:

Account Duties

  • Work with Intern Supervisor on assigned long term projects for the semester
  • Conduct destination, pop culture and media research
  • Mock Media Calls
  • Draft Pitches
  • Edit & Distribute Press Releases
  • Scan and Clip Media Impressions
  • Assist with End-of-Month Reporting
  • Draft Media Lists
  • Maintain Contact Database
  • Sit on Client Calls
  • Attend Internal Team Meetings
  • Dissect Publications
  • Identify New Hospitality Trends

New Business Opportunities

  • HIPR interns will also have the opportunity to help with research for new business presentations and proposals. This will be on a case by case basis.

Office Duties

  • Keep the media library neat and updated – including disposing of magazines that are outdated and filing newer issues in their place
  • PR Webinars and Training Sessions
  • Attend HIPR Office Meetings
  • Help with client lunches and meetings in the office
  • Participate in a Philanthropy/Social Committee Event
  • Blog Posts for HIPR Blog
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