Breakaway Public Relations is an Austin-based boutique public relations firm that builds awareness and reputation for a wide range of consumer categories, with a focus on travel and tourism, sustainability, nonprofits, health/wellness and arts and architecture. Expect to work on a variety of accounts, participate in campaigns and see the results from all of your efforts!

To be considered for this position, a candidate must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a college, and pursuing a communications-related major: Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications, Advertising, Marketing, etc. or recent graduate 
  • Work 2-3 days per week (approx 10-12 hrs/week). The internship is unpaid but can be offered for course credit; Breakaway will cover all related hard costs.
  • Work in office pending vaccination; attend weekly meetings in person at our Bouldin Creek location
  • Have at least one prior internship
  • Junior/Senior level preferred

Dates: August – December 2021 and beyond if candidate is invited to extend

Internship responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting in drafting and/or editing press materials including calendar listings, press releases, pitches and more
  • Media relations
  • Website content management
  • Social media management and trend tracking
  • Basic graphic design support
  • Event coordination including guest check-in, assisting photographers and more
  • Reporting including monthly and wrap reports as well as media monitoring & clipping of coverage
  • Market research
  • Online database management including updating media lists and organizing images

Ideal job skills: 

  • Interest in consumer and non-profit PR including travel, hospitality, fashion, beauty, nonprofits, arts and more
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including knowledge of AP Style
  • Proficiency or experience in social media management on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., (research/follow local businesses/individuals, regular posts to drive engagement, measurement and managing promotions/giveaways)
  • Meticulous attention to detail — punctuation, spelling and grammar and content formatting
  • Graphic design capabilities (InDesign, Photoshop, Canva)
  • Video and/or photography skills 
  • Takes ownership of new initiatives, eager to learn
  • Works well with a team 
  • Highly organized, multi-tasking capabilities 

Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter and writing sample by Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Please include personal Instagram and/or LinkedIn handles.

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