Summer Stars - Communications Intern

Job Reference: SS2022PPSP1

  • Start date: July 2022
  • Salary: London living wage as a minimum
  • Type of intern: Final year undergraduates and Graduates 
  • Duration of internship: 8 weeks 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Remote 
  • Office location: Remote (with occasional travel to either Bristol or London to meet with the team)

A small agency specialising in three key areas of work:

  • Audits of organisation’s communications and engagement activities, this can be internal or external or a mixture of both.
  • Supporting organisations going through major change, positive or negative; often as the result of regulatory involvement.
  • Media training, training people to give evidence for inquests or inquiries.

What you will do:

  • Supporting client work – including research to support current projects, developing creative ideas, developing social media plans, and supporting campaign implementation. For example, you will be working to further develop internal communications and staff engagement interventions for a healthcare client
  • The opportunity to work with each member of PPC’s team to learn about their specific role e.g. graphic design, market research, campaign planning, issues and crisis management, project management, writing and editing – and you will be given a small project by each team member.
  • Developing a social media content calendar for PPC, including key dates and events we should be commenting on and responding to, via social media, blogs and even in real life events (supported by our account director).
  • Research, review and update our potential client list for media training.
  • New business research
  • There may be more, as we do not always know what clients we will be working with as much of our work is issues/crisis related.

The skills they are looking for: 

  • Good writing skills
  • Knowledge of how social media can be used as a tool for engagement
  • An interest in issues and crisis management
  • An understanding of confidentiality and sensitivity when working on difficult issues.

NOTE: You must be a registered Summer Stars candidate to apply for this role.

If you are not a registered Summer Stars candidate but wish to apply for this role, please email [email protected] directly before submitting an application. You would also need to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK.   

Applications that are from a non Summer Stars registered candidate will not be accepted. 


How to apply 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter (no longer than 250 words) explaining your interest in the position, any relevant experience or transferable skills you may have that makes you suitable for the role. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Please add your full name and the job reference in the subject line. Applications submitted without a full name and job reference will not be considered. 

Job Reference Number: SS2022PPSP1

Roles will remain open until Monday, June 20th (09.00am) so please be sure to apply as early as possible as strong candidates will be selected and interviewed on a rolling basis. Once the position has been filled, the role will be closed. 

For candidates shortlisted for an interview and moved on to the next stage of the recruitment process, if available, further information will be provided about the internship opportunity and the name of the employer will be revealed so further research and preparation can be done.