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
AD Communications
Admiral PR
APCO Worldwide
Aspectus PR
Beige London
The BIG Partnership
Bite Communications
Bottle PR
Broadgate Mainland
Calacus Public Relations
Champion Communications Ltd.
Clareville Communications
Clive Reeves Public Relations Ltd.
CM Porter Novelli
Cohn and Wolfe
Communications Management
Connect Communications
Consolidated PR
Copper Consultancy
Curtin & Co
Diffusion PR
EML Wildfire
ENS Ltd.
Forster Communications
Fourth Day Public Relations
Frank PR
Freshwater UK
Freud Communications
Golin Harris
Golley Slater 
Haggie Financial
Havas PR
H+K Strategies
Hopscotch Consulting
Incorporated PR
Insight Public Affairs
International Fur Trade Federation (In-House)
JFL Search and Selection (In-House)
Juice PR
KAM Communications/medeuronet UK Ltd.
Kantar Media (In-House)
Kinross & Render Ltd.
Lewis PR
Linstock Communications Ltd.
London Communications Agency
MHP Communications
MSL London
Munro & Forster
Napier Partnership
NC Creative Group
Nelson Bostock Group
Newgate Communications
Newgate Threadneedle
onechocolate communications
Ogilvy PR
Pegasus Public Relations Ltd.
Platform PR
Porta Communications
Porter Novelli
Portfolio Communications
Portland Communications
Recognition PR
Red Consultancy
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Richmond Towers
Rostrum Communications
Salix Consulting
Scott Parnership
Six Degrees Limited
Speed Communications
Sport and Recreation Alliance (In-House)
Sport England (In-House)
Stand Agency
Talk PR
Tangerine PR
Text 100
Tetra Strategy
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (In-House)
Third City
Topline PR
Tribe PR
Tudor Reilly
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Watershed PR
WCG World
Weber Shandwick
Westminster Advisers
With PR
Wolfstar PR

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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