Fall 2024 Women’s Empowerment Communications Internship

“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.

2024-25 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: July 1— interviewing is ongoing.

Internship start/end date: late August/early Sept. to end of December 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 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 and our communications manager; also assists our communications coordinator and ad agency/team as needed.

Compensation: Opportunity for a performance-based stipend at the end of this internship if you continue for a second semester.  Career and job search mentoring and coaching through our sister company Career Strategists (personal branding, resume, interview, salary negotiation, contact/referral connections and career strategy)  and Renee Trudeau & Assoc. (valued at $5,000+). Professional development and training paid for; wellness/yoga classes covered in Brevard. Opportunity to attend our regional events/retreats (Renee is also a columnist/partner with The Laurel of Asheville magazine). We have connected all of our interns with job opportunities. 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 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 2024 social media calendar (we have a template/plan we coach you on), social media engagement. Opportunity to assist with events and other marketing coordination if available.

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 2025 (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.