We’re Hiring: San Diego Summer 2024 PR & Marketing Academic Intern

J. Walcher Communications is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a public relations and marketing intern for 10 hours per week during the summer (can start as early as May/June through August/September. The option for more hours per week may be available, based on agency workload). This internship is for academic credit or a paid position with previous PR experience.

Named Business for Good San Diego’s “Employer of the Year” in 2022, J. Walcher Communications is a boutique agency specializing in local, regional and national public relations, and strategic communication campaigns. Working in a wide range of industries including nonprofits and associations, hospitality, real estate, professional services, health and fitness, sports/entertainment, consumer products and more, we help our clients build their businesses with smart and effective campaigns that set them apart from the competition.

Scope of Work

J. Walcher Communications interns are involved in all aspects of the agency including media relations and research, writing, social media, digital marketing, event coordination, and client and product research for a variety of businesses. Interns will gain a practical understanding of the public relations industry as well as how to develop the tools necessary to compete and excel in this ever-growing and changing field.

Specific responsibilities include research, writing press materials, developing social media content, database management, maintaining media lists and monitoring client coverage, proofreading, preparing presentation materials, participating in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions, as well as light administrative support.


  • Prefer a recent graduate or college junior or senior majoring in journalism, public relations, communications or related discipline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Adobe Photoshop, Muck Rack media database, Critical Mention and Canva knowledge a plus

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé and 2-3 writing samples to olivia@jwalcher.com with the subject line “Academic JWC Internship Application” or “Paid JWC Internship Application.” For academic internships, please confirm that you can receive academic credit and if known, for how many hours. Intern interviews occur on a rolling basis, so swift applications are encouraged.

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