Dala Communications 2019 Fall Internship

At Dala Communications, we’re not just in the business of communicating – we’re good business communicators. Dala’s team is built upon a foundation of strategic thinkers, enabling us to deliver solutions that are sound, smart, creative and, most importantly, successful. We put public relations strategies in motion and have been successful in doing so for several decades.  

We’re looking for a sharp and savvy intern for the fall 2019 semester who is energetic and eager to learn the inner workings of a PR agency. The Dala Communications paid internship program offers communications/PR/journalism students the opportunity to work closely with our team on projects for clients in a range of industries including education, commercial real estate, finance and engineering. From research and pitching story ideas to media to event coordination and social media content creation, interns will get an array of hands-on PR experience that will be useful in their future careers. For a snapshot of what our internship program is like, click here to hear from one of our past interns about his experience at Dala. Follow us on Instagram to get a glimpse of some of our latest projects and workplace culture!

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If you’re ready to jump in and set your career in motion, we want to hear from you!

What are we looking for in an intern?

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • You are a self-starter with an eye for details.

  • Organization and time management skills.

  • You prefer to work in a team environment and are eager to learn.

  • You are an undergraduate college student majoring in communications, public relations or journalism.

  • Your first public relations and journalism classes have been completed.

  • You’re available to spend a minimum of 12-15 hours per week with us in our Dallas office.

Still interested?

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Drafting, editing and distributing media materials including pitches, media alerts, news releases, executive bios, fact sheets, media briefing materials and more

  • Researching the everchanging media landscape in a variety of areas/industries, by creating and maintaining media lists

  • Tracking media coverage and creating/updating coverage reports for clients

  • Finding proactive pitching opportunities for our clients by pulling editorial calendars and creating a pitch plan

  • Helping our clients stand out by researching award opportunities, industry conferences and placement opportunities in key media outlets

  • Assisting with the development and execution of PR plans that support clients’ goals and objectives

  • Assist with on-site events and support in-person media interviews

  • Assist with social media planning and content development for clients

  • Draft creative social media posts and blog articles for the agency

  • Attend occasional PR industry events with agency team members

  • Work within a client-focused team setting, interact with all disciplines to get real-world experience and understand the collaborative nature of the agency environment

This is a paid internship and you may receive class credit, if needed. We’re flexible with candidates’ schedules during the semester and we will work with you to make sure you have a well-rounded internship experience. Most interns leave Dala Communications with numerous work and writing samples for their portfolio. 

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply by sending your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Nelli Tokleh, Nelli@DalaCommunications.com and Elizabeth LaMonte, Elizabeth@DalaCommunications.com. Interviews will be conducted throughout July. Please email us with any questions. No phone calls, please.

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