PRSSA Opportunity

Deadline: May 23, 2016

Award: 6-week Opportunity

The winner is offered a six-week opportunity, paying $10 per hour for 10 hours per week, at PRSSA Headquarters. The winner is responsible for his or her transportation, housing and living expenses.


To apply for this opportunity you should be PRSSA member in good standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Juniors and seniors with concentrations in public relations, communications, journalism or marketing related fields are preferred.


You need to submit the following materials to apply for this program:

  • A completed application form (Word or PDF).
  • A résumé.  
  • A letter of recommendation from your PRSSA Faculty Adviser.
  • A 1,000 to 1,200 word essay describing why you want to pursue a career in public relations.

Make sure all materials are error free and thoroughly proofread. All application materials must be received via mail or email at PRSSA Headquarters (not just postmarked) by May 23, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Jeneen Garcia
Executive Director, PRSSA
120 Wall Street, 21st Fl., New York, NY 10005-4024
Fax: (212) 995-0757

Previous Winners

  • 2015–2016 Alexis Karis, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2009–2010 Megan McGuire, Texas Christian University
  • 2008–2009 Jarrett Cocharo, The University of Alabama
  • 2007–2008 Heather Papsun, Boston University
  • 2006–2007 Chase Long, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • 2005–2006 Michael Taylor, Southeast Missouri State University
  • 2004–2005 Sarah D’Andrea, University of Georgia
  • 2003–2004 Stephanie Floris, University of Miami
  • 2002–2003 Michael Holland, Radford University