Vacancy overview

Vacancy Public Relations Internship
Employer Rostrum
Vacancy type Internships
Reference number Pub7520
Form of employment Full Time
Salary / Rate £23,300
Hours 37.50
Published 01/11/2023
Closing date 30/11/2023


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Employer: Rostrum
Contract: 3 month internship
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Salary: £23,300 per annum (3-month equivalent)
Location: London, WC2B 5LQ
Closing date: 30th Nov 23:59
Interviews: w/c 11th December
Internship dates: 5th February – 3rd May 2024

Rostrum’s clients benefit from a blend of proven and cutting-edge PR techniques that have been designed to meet their specific business and communication objectives.
Even in London’s crowded PR agency market, Rostrum stands out. Whether our clients want to become thought leaders in their market, win more business or develop content that cuts through the noise, the Rostrum team delivers. Our knowledge of the sectors we operate in means that we really understand what drives our clients and their sectors.

About the role
The role of a Public Relations Intern at Rostrum is wide-ranging, incorporating a wide variety of activities to support the Account Team’s efforts to raise the media profile of Rostrum’s clients, bolster their brand reputation, and position them as experts in their field(s). Interns have the scope to make their mark within the agency, yet are supported by a safety net of advice and directional guidance from the rest of the team.
Please note: Rostrum believes that every employee has the right to contribute to the success of our clients and the company, and therefore will not tolerate discrimination in any form.


What you’ll be doing

  • Learning the company’s day-to-day systems, processes and routines, including using office equipment as required.
  • Relationship building and networking with colleagues and the media.
  • Participating in a daily review of the news media to identify key themes / topics that are relevant to clients.
  • Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for opportunities for clients.
  • Working as part of an account team to find relevant /creative angles to promote clients to the press.
  • Collating media coverage and preparing it for clients.
  • Contributing to additional client projects and research, as required.
  • Attending company meetings.
  • Supporting the day to day running of the office by: answering the phone, answering the door, welcoming guests, emptying the newspaper mailboxes and collecting essentials for the office as required.

Interns may also have the opportunity to:

  • Help with researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media, and possibly longer articles as well.
  • Attend company training sessions.
  • Promote news stories and features to the media, known as ‘selling in’.
  • Review upcoming features and ‘pitching’ Rostrum’s clients for inclusion.

Essential criteria

What we are looking for
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An interest in writing (at school, on a personal blog, in previous roles).
  • An interest in technology and content creation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Comfortable building relationships with colleagues and clients.
Entry requirements
  • A resident of a LIFT borough (Camden, Hackney, Islington, and Tower Hamlets)
  • Aged 18+
Lived and volunteer experience is acceptable for essential/desired experience if you can demonstrate how the skills you have developed are transferable.

How to apply

How to apply
To apply, please follow the link below to the LIFT Opportunities Portal, and click the ‘Apply’ button – you will be asked to upload an up-to-date copy of your CV and in the ‘Supporting Statement’ box please answer these questions to help us get a better idea of why you’re applying for this role. Please give some detail for each question and be specific with your examples to show your experience and understanding of the role and what you can bring to it.
  1. Why are you interested in applying for the PR Internship role with Rostrum?
  2. What experience or interest do you have in creating written content?
  3. Tell us about a time you’ve worked on a project where you had to prioritise your workload?
If you are having any difficulties, would like to submit your application in an alternative format or would like support with your application, please contact the LIFT team on

If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the application or interview process, please reach out to the team to discuss more.


  • No documents available

This vacancy is closed and is no longer taking applications