Intern Campaign

In October 2011 the PRCA launched a campaign with PR Week to end the practice of unpaid internships as part of the association’s commitment to raising standards in all areas of the PR industry.

Deputy Prime Minister supports PRCA - PR Week Campaign to end unpaid internships

Intern Guidelines

The PRCA Intern Guidelines form part of our wider campaign to end unpaid internships. Produced by our the PRCA and its membership for the wider PR and communications industry, the Guidelines explain how much interns should be paid and why. It also provides valuable information regarding the selection process, how to structure an internship, and how to treat interns.

The Guidelines are also valuable to aspiring PR interns who want to know how to prepare for an interview, and how to make the most of their internship opportunities.

The Guidelines can be downloaded here: PRCA Intern Guidelines

If you would like to order a hard copy, please visit our Publications Page

Organisations that pay interns at least the National Minimum Wage

The following consultancies and in-house teams commit to paying their interns at least the National Minimum Wage. If you would like to join the list please contact Nicholas Dunn-McAfee.
 

  Organisation   Website
  4CM Ltd   www.4cm.co.uk
  Accenture   www.accenture.com
  AD Communications   www.adcomms.co.uk
  Admiral PR   www.admiralpr.com
  APCO Worldwide   www.apcoworldwide.com
  AxiCom   www.axicom.com
  Bellenden   www.bellenden.co.uk
  Bell Pottinger    www.bellpottinger.com
  The BIG Partnership   www.bigpartnership.co.uk
  Bite Communications   www.bitecommunications.com
  Bottle PR   www.bottlepr.co.uk
  Brands2Life   www.brands2life.com
  Broadgate Mainland   www.broadgatemainland.com
  Burson-Marsteller   www.burson-marsteller.co.uk
  Calacus Public Relations   www.calacus.com
  Carrot Communications    www.carrotcomms.co.uk
  CC Group    www.ccgrouppr.com
  Champion Communications Ltd.   www.championcomms.com
  Champollion   www.champollion.co.uk
  Citypress   www.citypress.co.uk
  Clareville Communications   www.clareville.co.uk
  Clementine Communications    www.clementinecom.com
  Clive Reeves Public Relations Ltd.   www.clivereeves.com
  CM Porter Novelli   www.cmporternovelli.com
  Cohn and Wolfe   www.cohnwolfe.com
  Communications Management   www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk
  Connect Communications   www.connectpa.co.uk
  Copper Consultancy   www.copperconsultancy.com
  Crunch Communications    www.crunchcommunications.co.uk
  Curtin & Co   www.curtinandco.com
  Diffusion PR   www.diffusionpr.com
  DTW   www.dtw.co.uk
  Dynamo    www.dynamopr.com
  Edelman   www.edelman.co.uk
  EML Wildfire   www.emlwildfire.com
  ENS Ltd.   www.ensltd.com
  FieldHouse Associates    www.fieldhouseassociates.com
  Fishburn   www.thisisfishburn.com
  FleishmanHillard    www.fleishman.co.uk
  Forster Communications   www.forster.co.uk
  Fourth Day Public Relations   www.fourthday.co.uk
  Frank PR   www.frankpr.it
  Freshwater UK   www.freshwater-uk.com
  Freud Communications   www.freud.com
  Genesis PR   www.genesispr.co.uk
  Golin Harris   www.golinharris.co.uk
  Golley Slater   www.golleyslater.co.uk 
  Good Relations    www.goodrelations.co.uk
  Grayling   www.grayling.com
  Haggie Financial   www.haggie.co.uk
  Hanover   www.hanovercomms.com
  Harvard    www.harvard.co.uk
  Havas PR   www.havaspr.co.uk
  H+K Strategies   www.hillandknowlton.co.uk
  Hopscotch Consulting   www.hopscotchconsulting.co.uk
  INGMedia   www.ing-media.com
  Insight Public Affairs   insightpublicaffairs.com
  International Fur Trade Federation (In-House)   www.wearefur.com
  Jargon PR    www.jargonpr.com
  JBP   www.jbp.co.uk
  JFL Search and Selection (In-House)   www.jflrecruit.com
  John Doe Communications    www.johndoehub.com
  John Lewis    http://www.johnlewis.com
  Journalista   www.journalista.co.uk
  Juice PR   www.juicepr.biz
  Kaizo   www.kaizo.net
  Kallaway    www.kallaway.com
  KAM Communications/medeuronet UK Ltd.   www.kamcommunications.com
  Kantar Media (In-House)   www.kantarmedia.com
  Ketchum   www.ketchum.com
  Lansons    www.lansons.com
  Lewis PR   www.lewispr.com
  Linstock Communications Ltd.   www.linstockcommunications.com
  Liquid   www.weareliquid.com
  Liz Male Consulting    www.lizmale.co.uk
  Lodestone Communications    www.lodestonecommunications.com
  London Communications Agency   www.londoncommunications.co.uk
  MHP Communications   www.mhpc.com
  McKenna Townsend    www.mckennatownsend.com
  MSL London   www.msllondon.com
  Muckle Media    www.mucklemedia.co.uk
  Munro & Forster   www.munroforster.com
  Napier Partnership   www.napier.co.uk
  NC Creative Group   www.nccreativegroup.com
  Nelson Bostock Group   www.nelsonbostock.com
  Newgate Communications   www.newgatecomms.com
  Newgate Threadneedle   threadneedlepr.co.uk
  Octopus Group    www.weareoctopusgroup.net
  onechocolate communications   www.onechocolatecomms.co.uk
  Ogilvy PR   www.ogilvypr.com
  Pegasus Public Relations Ltd.   www.pegasuspr.co.uk
  Peregrine Communications    www.peregrinecommunications.com
  Pier   www.pier-marketing.com
  Platform PR   platformpr.com
  PLMR Ltd   www.plmr.co.uk
  Porta Communications   www.portacomms.com
  Porter Novelli   www.porternovelli.com
  Portfolio Communications   www.portfoliocomms.com
  Portland Communications   www.portland-communications.com
  Propeller   www.propellergroup.com
  Push PR Ltd.    www.pushpr.co.uk
  Quantum PR    www.quantumpr.co.uk
  Quatro   www.quatro-pr.co.uk
  Recognition PR   www.recognitionpr.co.uk
  Red Consultancy   www.redconsultancy.com
  Red Lorry Yellow Lorry   www.rlyl.com
  Richmond Towers   http://www.rt-com.com/
  Rostrum Communications   www.rostrumpr.com
  Salix & Co   www.salixandco.com
  Scott Parnership   www.scottpr.com
  SE10   www.se10.com
  See.Saw Communications    www.seedotsaw.com
  Sermelo    www.sermelo.com
  Sheffield Hallam University    www.shu.ac.uk
  Shout! Communications    www.shoutcommunications.co.uk
  Simpatico PR    www.simpaticopr.co.uk
  Siren Communications   www.sirencomms.com
  Six Degrees Limited   www.sixdegreespr.com
  Social Communications    www.social-communications.co.uk
  Speed Communications   www.speedcommunications.com
  Splendid Communications    www.splendidcomms.com
  Sport and Recreation Alliance (In-House)   www.sportandrecreation.org.uk
  Sport England (In-House)   www.sportengland.org
  Stand Agency   www.standagency.com
  Stone Junction    www.stonejunction.co.uk
  Talk PR   www.talkpr.com
  Tangerine PR   www.tangerinepr.com
  Target Public Relations    www.targetgroup.co.uk
  Text 100   www.text100.com
  Tetra Strategy   www.tetra-strategy.co.uk
  The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (In-House)   www.rpharms.com
  The Whitehouse Consultancy    www.whitehouseconsulting.co.uk
  Third City   www.thirdcity.co.uk
  Topline PR   www.toplinecomms.com
  Tribe PR   www.tribepr.com
  Tudor Reilly   www.tudor-reilly.com
  Unity   hellounity.com
  Viva PR    www.vivapr.co.uk
  Waggener Edstrom Worldwide   www.waggeneredstrom.co.uk
  Watershed PR   www.watershedpr.co.uk
  WCG World   www.wcgworld.com
  Weber Shandwick   www.webershandwick.co.uk
  Westminster Advisers   www.westminsteradvisers.co.uk
  With PR   www.withpr.co.uk
  Wolfstar PR   www.wolfstarconsultancy.com
  Word Waiter    www.wordwaiter.com
  Zoodikers Consulting Ltd.    www.zoodikers.com
  ZPB Associates    www.zpb-associates.com


Members who change their policy on interns are responsible for informing the PRCA of any change.


Social Mobility Compact

Press Release

The PRCA has signed up to the Social mobility business compact, which is the government’s campaign against the practice of unpaid work. The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said:

“I am delighted that many of the country’s biggest organisations and employers have already signed up – including the PRCA and PR Week. I want to encourage every company across the PR industry to join too.” (To see his full column in PR Week click here)

To sign up to the compact click here


PRCA Intern Training Scheme
The PRCA is committed to helping organisations develop the next generation of PR professionals through a heavily discounted paid intern course with structured training programmes.

To find out more please click here


Access Commission
Press Release

In February 2011, the PRCA established an Access Commission to review the current state of social mobility in the PR industry. The commission was set up in response to growing concerns about social mobility, internships, diversity and flexible working. In January 2012 the Commission reported back to the PRCA with its recommendations.

You can read the whole report here.


Taylor Bennett Foundation
Press Release

Since the beginning of 2011 the PRCA has strengthened its commitment to increasing diversity in the PR industry by donating almost £15,000 worth of PR Training to the Taylor Bennett Internship scheme.

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