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PR Internships Awards

To find out more about the PR Internships Awards, contact Neha Khatwani.

The deadline for the PR Internships and Apprenticeships Awards 2019 has been extended to Wednesday, 12th June!

This year, we have expanded the established internships awards to apprenticeships as well in an effort to reinforce our commitment to diversity and inclusion within the industry.

This year the awards are sponsored by Signal A.I. Signal is  an A.I.-powered business intelligence company that aggregates, analyses, and makes sense of the world’s information - including news, social media, and regulatory data - transforming them into usable knowledge for business leaders. Cutting edge Artificial Intelligence enables businesses to track changes to their world in real-time – from competitors, to regulation, to their own reputation – with certainty and clarity. Signal A.I. gives businesses the information they need to know and the information they didn’t know they needed, to make smarter, faster business decisions. Signal A.I. makes the unknown, known. Today, Signal A.I. has over 350 clients including Amnesty International, British Airways, Twitter, EY, BNP Paribas, Allen & Overy, and Deloitte.

 

We have added two new categories this year: Best Apprentice and Best Apprenticeships Employer.

The deadline for entries is on Wednesday, 12th June. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday, 11th July.  There is a charge of £85+VAT per entry for all entrants, and this can be organised over email.

There  are four categories in total: Best Intern, Best Apprentice, Best Internship Programme, and Best Apprenticeships Employer.

How to enter:

Entries must be sent to Internshipsawards@prca.org.uk by 17:00 by Wednesday, 12th June. There is a charge of £85+VAT per entry for all entrants, and this can be organised over email.

Best Intern

To enter an intern for this category, the intern must complete an outline of their internship which should be no more than 600 words in length. The intern’s line manager is also required to complete a 300-word endorsement. Entries are open to anyone who interned between 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019, and they do not need to currently be an intern. Entries will be 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: all interns must be paid the Living Wage or London Living Wage in order to be entered for this award

 

Best Apprentice

To enter an apprentice for this category, the apprentice must outline their apprenticeship (including their day to day job and coursework). This should be no more than 600 words in length. The apprentice’s line manager or assessor is also required to complete a 300-word endorsement. Entries are open to anyone who is/was an apprentice between 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019, they do not need to currently be an apprentice.  Entries will be 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 (at work and their coursework)

·         Must stay within 20% of target progress throughout their programme and provide evidence of this.

·         Remember: all apprentices must be paid the national minimum wage for their age in order to be entered for this award.

 

Best Internship Programme

Both PR agencies and in-house team may enter by providing an outline of their internship programme, which should be no more than 600 words in length. This will be judged based on the following criteria:

·         Programme planning and structure

·         Support the activities the interns have engaged in

·         Commitment to diversity and inclusion

·         Retention and evaluation

·         Remember: all internships must pay the Living Wage or London Living Wage in order to be entered for this award

The entry may be accompanied by a testimonial from current or past interns, which should be no longer than 300 words.

Best Apprenticeship Employer

Both PR agencies and in-house team may enter by providing an outline of their apprenticeship programme, which should be no more than 600 words in length. This will be judged based on the following criteria:

·         Integrated programme planning and structure (which includes additional off the job training for apprentices)

·         Support the activities the apprentices have engaged in

·         Commitment to diversity and inclusion

·         Retention and evaluation

·         Remember: employers must pay their apprentices the national minimum wage for their age in order to be entered for this award

The entry may be accompanied by a testimonial from current/past apprentices and mentor(s) which should be no longer than 300 words.