Published On: Sat, May 8th, 2010

Internship at Big Yellow

Calling all aspiring PR people: Big Yellow Self Storage is relaunching their paid, one month internship program for a second year. Building on the success from the 2009 scheme, this year’s Big Thinkers themed campaign invites candidates to enter via the rather swanky Facebook app, where they can submit a catchy, funny or downright silly news headline.

Each entry must include the words “Big” and “Yellow” somewhere in the headline on the Facebook page  and the winner of the internship will be the entry with the most retweets and Facebook likes. Two runners up will receive an iPod Touch.

The search is open to PR, marketing and new media undergraduates and recent graduates but is also open to submissions from anyone else who fancies a go providing they’re over the age of 18 and are eligible to work in the UK.

To view the Facebook app or get more information please click here.

The closing date is 11 June 2010 (but you’ll need to enter before then to do well).

If you or your agency would like to promote PR graduate opportunities on SWT please get in touch.

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Marketing Manager with a passion for inbound at HubSpot, Founder of Growth Hack Talks, Blogger at Ben-Cotton.com and Chief Quaffer at CraftySwine.org .

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  2. Kelly says:

    Hi Ben. I have to say your blog is extremely informative and a great source for job news. I end university in a few days after studying Public Relations and Communications. I was just wondering what advice you would give jobseekers looking to get into the PR industry? I did a marketing internship one day a week whilst at university (for 5 months) which gave me some good grounding. I also did a 3 week placement at my local council in the comms department. However, I have been to 2 interviews and although I get good feedback it always comes down to more experience (possibly because of the recession and people being out of work).

    Now I am stuck on what to do because most placements are unpaid and frankly I can’t afford to live in London for months to do a placement or even something nearby (I live in Southampton) I would struggle with living costs. Any suggestions? I would appreciate your input. Thank you!!

  3. Ben Cotton says:

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for your comment. Speaking to many students who are about the graduate this sounds like an all too familiar story. Sadly, it is those who are graduating who seem to be bearing a large brunt of the freezes on recruitment and this issue is not restricted to the PR industry – hopefully things will begin to look up this year. As you mention, I try to do my bit by promoting internships and jobs that may appeal to graduates on SWT, but it is a difficult situation.

    I’ve had a couple of students contact me in the last couple of months and I have suggested they consider two things:

    1. During your search for a job it might be worth volunteering your PR skills to a charity. I know this is far from ideal and students are eager to start earning, however in the short-term, it does enable you to make new skills, enhance existing ones, gain work experience and it may throw open some networking opportunities. The Media Trust will be able to fix you up with a charity or group.

    2. Use social media to network. Many senior people within the PR industry blog and are on Twitter, Linked In. Start following them, comment on PR issues and let them know that you are out there looking for a job. It will take a while to nurture these relationships, but is a great way to enhance your reputation and find out about PR roles.

    I’m also a big fan of e-portfolios and think they are a great way to differentiate yourself and ensure you get that interview. You can find out more information about e-portfolio’s here:
    http://socialwebthing.com/2010/01/13/my-presentation-on-e-portfolios/
    http://socialwebthing.com/2010/01/18/video-of-my-presentation-on-e-portfolios/

    I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

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