Women’s Empowerment Communications Internship – Spring 2019

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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (the largest retreat center in North America). Renee leads retreats for women from around the globe here three times/year.

“This exciting, diverse PR/Communications/Marketing internship played a huge role in the success of my job search and career development. Renee was—and still is—an invaluable and generous mentor to me. She takes the internship program very seriously. I highly recommend this internship to anyone who is serious about their PR/Communications career and wants to truly gain the skills/experience/contacts and mentoring to secure an incredible first job!” Kristen Nelson, Sr. Associate, Public Relations for RetailMeNot, Inc.

Past communications interns are now employed at: The Texas Conference for  Women, Shell Oil, GSD&M, Dell, Apple, Whole Foods Market, Retail Me Not, IBM, the United Nations, national nonprofit organizations and top local and national advertising and public relations agencies.

Spring 2019 internship projects may include: working with an ad agency to launch our new web site; coordinating city-wide, national and international events, writing/editing newsletters and web content, assisting in national PR/marketing campaigns, research and special projects depending on the intern’s aptitude. Are you entrepreneurial? You’ll also get to support the launch of this new community for seasoned entrepreneur women: www.UNLEASHEDatx.com


Position Details:

Title:  Communications Assistant (internship)

Date posted: December 18, 2018— interviewing now. Email renee@reneetrudeau.com.

Internship dates: January-end of May 2019 (ideally can continue through the summer to August 2019)

: Renee Trudeau & Associates: www.ReneeTrudeau.com, a global coaching/consulting firm; our sister company is Career Strategists. We have been mentoring/guiding interns for 25 years.

Internship details
: Min. 15 hours/week (ideally 20).  Some hours you’ll work virtually from home; ideally coming in to the office on T/Th afternoons, but can be flexible. This internship is not for school credit due to the hours.

Office location: South Austin, near Central Market Westgate; communications team is national and located around the US. Some events are in TX.

Intern reports to:
Renee Peterson Trudeau, owner and president; and other RTA marketing staff based on projects

Pay/benefits: Main compensation is career and networking support for prof. development, job search, resume, interview, salary negotiation, contact/referral support and career strategy coaching through Career Strategists and Renee Trudeau & Assoc. (valued at $5,000+). Professional development paid for. We have connected all of our interns with job opportunities. Particularly a great way to meet and network with AWC, PRSA, AMA and IABC professionals. Opportunity for an end-of-internship bonus depending on performance.

Hours: Min. 15 hours/week. Car and laptop required; we have computer you can use if needed.

Title: Communications Assistant—intern is part of a local/national team.

Overview: Rare opportunity for a mature, bright, professional, energetic PR/communications student to work on international women’s empowerment programs and to gain incredible high-level, hands-on experience in a variety of marketing/PR/communications arenas. The communications assistant (intern) will be working for Renee Trudeau, a nationally-recognized entrepreneur/coach/speaker/author and president of Renee Trudeau & Associates, a global coaching/consulting firm www.ReneeTrudeau.com. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, national women’s conferences, national retreat centers, national nonprofits and public policy centers and national non-profit organizations. View speaking clients here.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are being our social media manager (we train), executing marketing campaigns, writing/editing, publishing, community relations and event coordination.  Other communications duties as assigned and based on ability. Training will be provided.

Trudeau, the firm’s owner, was a nominee for the national Assoc. for Women In Communications Headliner Award. She was also a finalist in the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power Awards, was a regular Austin Woman life balance columnist and was awarded the Mentor Award from the Association for Women In Communications. She is on the advisory board for Women in Communications, Austin, and is a past PRSA board member. Trudeau has been featured extensively in national media, including the NY Times and US News & World Report. View recent media highlights at http://reneetrudeau.com/about-us/media.

Requirements/qualifications: Self-motivated, mature, organized, positive-minded, detail-oriented Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing or Communications, or a professional transitioning into the communications field. Seeking a candidate who is interested in women’s empowerment, who is responsible and professional and is able to take initiative and work independently. Intern will have a strong desire to learn and have good computer/tech skills. Prior office OR internship experience desired. This internship will provide the student with a wide scope of experience in every facet of marketing/PR.


Interested applicants should email a résume, short cover letter and their top three strengths to renee@reneetrudeau.com as soon as possible. Priority is given to students who can continue through Summer 2019 (80% of our interns choose to end up doing two semesters–the experience is that good!).

Note: Make sure you visit the company web site, before applying: www.ReneeTrudeau.com.

Read an Austin Women In Communications Member Spotlight with Renee Trudeau here.