An interview with Shelley Spector, President of Spector & Associates, Inc.
In the next few weeks, summer interns will be joining companies and PR agencies to learn the PR business. We asked Shelley how her leading independent PR firm structures their internship program, recognized as one of the most successful continually run training programs in the field.
How have internship programs evolved over the years?
Internship programs have gotten increasingly structured and formal over the years. It used to be that grads could “break into” PR by being a secretary or assistant. But those entry-level jobs no longer exist.
Today, employers are looking for candidates with demonstrable, real world experience. And you can’t get that experience without being in a real work environment.
On top of that, with many more students than ever looking for a career in PR, competition is fierce for …Read more…