The Harold Burson Summer Internship (HBSI) Program is a paid internship at one of the U.S. Burson-Marsteller offices. Each intern is assigned to a client team or practice group. During the internship, students work closely with experienced industry professionals. HBSI interns are given the opportunity to work as a team member, while gaining valuable work experience. Colleagues from different specialty areas of Burson-Marsteller conduct seminars for interns each week. Interns are also grouped into teams where they work on a special HBSI project, which they present to a senior management panel for review at the conclusion of the internship. The summer internship offers an invaluable career-development experience that can often lead to an employment opportunity with us after graduation.
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Rising seniors, 2013 graduates, and current graduate students may apply
A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent
Strong written and verbal communication skills
For consideration, all applicants must submit the below by Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:59 PST. If any application requirements are missing, your application will not be considered.
Apply online! Please submit one application that contains the following items:
Resume, cover letter (must designate location and practice preferences) and a college transcript.
Press release: You've just been hired by Burson-Marsteller. Write a press release announcing your hire. Be creative!
Essay: Choose ONE of three topics listed below. The essay should be 1-3 pages long and have your name listed in the upper right hand corner of each page:
How would you have improved the communications effort of either one presidential candidate or the US when it came to the Olympics?
Discuss the most effective use by a company or brand of social media that you are aware of, including why you think it is effective.
- Using an Evidence Based approach to develop a communications program can help make the program more targeted and effective. How might you use research and insights to make a public relations campaign more impactful?
*For answers to the most frequently asked questions about the program, please click here.
We offer internship opportunities throughout our U.S. locations in the following offices; specialty areas* for each office listed below.
If you wish you to be considered for an Internship in more than one location, please submit your application to your top choice location only. You will be given the opportunity to identify your other location preferences during the application process.
* Please note: specialty areas offering internships are subject to change .
Application Submission Deadline
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:59pm PST.
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