The PRCA and PRWeek hold the annual PR Internships Awards, to celebrate excellence in both PR and communications internships and interns.
The PR Internships Awards 2017 are now open for entries. The awards are the latest step in the PRCA and PRWeek’s work to improve standards and recognise quality internships.
The deadline for entries is on Friday 26th May and the shortlist will be announced on Monday 5th June. Those shortlisted will be interviewed by a panel later that month and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6th July.
There are two categories: Best Internship Programme, and Best Intern.
How to enter
Entries must be sent to Internshipsawards@prca.org.uk by 17:00 Friday 26th May. Organisations that currently take part in the PRIFA scheme do not have to pay – check here to see if your organisation is involved. If you do not take part in PRIFA, there is a charge of £70 + VAT per entry, and this can be organised over email.
Best Internship Programme
Both PR agencies and in-house teams entered by providing an outline of their internship programme, no more than 600 words in length. This will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Programme planning and structure
- Support and activities the interns have engaged in
- Diversity of interns
- Number of interns
- Retention and evaluation
- Remember: all internships must pay the National Minimum Wage or more in order to be entered for this award
To enter an intern for this category, the intern completed an outline of their internship, no more than 600 words in length. The intern’s line manager was also required to complete a 300 word endorsement. Entries were judged based on the following criteria:
- Enthusiasm and dedication
- Innovative and creative approach to their role
- Contribution to team morale and ethos
- Ownership of projects
- Remember: in line with PRIFA requirements, all interns must be paid the National Minimum Wage or more and have attended a University outside the Russell Group in order to be entered for this award