“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: Apple, The Conference for Women,  The Center for Women in Law, Shell Oil, GSD&M, Dell, Whole Foods Market, Retail Me Not, IBM, the United Nations, national nonprofit organizations and top local and national advertising and public relations agencies.

2023 internship projects may include: social media, event coordination, writing/editing newsletters and web content, helping to launch a new web site, PR and assisting in national marketing campaigns depending on intern’s time/availability.  Primary role is social media to begin. 


Position Details:

Title: Communications Assistant (internship)

Date posted: June 25, 2023— interviewing is ongoing. We will have a fall and a spring internship open.

Internship/position start date:  Fall 2023 and Jan. 2024

Organization: Renee Trudeau & Associates: www.ReneeTrudeau.com, a global coaching/consulting firm. We have been mentoring/guiding young professionals and interns for 25 years.

Internship hours: Minimum of 5 hours/week (ideally intern would be available 10-15 hours/week but we’re flexible).

Office location: Asheville/Brevard, NC (remote/virtual); additional office in Austin, TX. Internship is virtual but intern will meet with team weekly and have the person to attend in-person events in NC.

Intern reports to: Renee Peterson Trudeau, owner and president; also assists Casey Blair, our communications coordinator and ad agency/team as needed

Compensation: Career and job search mentoring and coaching (personal branding, resume, interview, salary negotiation, contact/referral connections and career strategy)  through our sister company Career Strategists and Renee Trudeau & Assoc. (valued at $5,000+). Professional development paid for; other benefits as well. 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.  This is a fabulous opportunity to list a full internship on your resume with a minimum time commitment of only 3-5 hours/week.

Requirements: Seeking a self-motivated, responsible, mature, tech-savvy, reliable junior or senior PR or communications student with social media experience. Prior communications internship experience is ideal.

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

Overview: Rare opportunity for a mature, bright, professional, energetic PR/communications/journalism/marketing/English student. 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 include executing our 2023 social media calendar (we have a template/plan we coach you on), social media engagement and assisting in marketing/promoting our 2023-2024 national online events and in-person events. We have a very organized, system for social media and have images/content you can plug in.

Trudeau, the firm’s owner, was the winner of the 2020 Women Communicators of Austin Leadership award and was a nominee for the national Assoc. for Women In Communications National 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 a former advisory board member for Women in Communications, Austin, and is a past PRSA and WCA board member. Trudeau has been featured extensively in national media, including the New York Times and US News & World Report. View recent media highlights here.

Interested applicants should email a résume, cover letter and their top three strengths to renee@reneetrudeau.com as soon as possible. Priority is given to students who can continue through Spring 2023 (80% of our interns choose to end up doing two semesters–the experience is that good!).

Note: Please 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.