ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Corporate Intern - Public Relations in Chicago, Illinois

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Who we are:

ICF Olson is a collective of world-class agencies delivering across the spectrum of customer experience: creative expression (Olson), public engagement (Olson Engage), customer relationships/loyalty (Olson 1to1) and digital experiences (Olson Digital). Though experts in different areas, we are united in our common POV: Think like people. ® This means everything we do is made from empathy – the key to brand success in a world of ever-shrinking attention and ever-growing choice. Learn more at icfolson.com

Who we’re looking for:

Olson Engage in Chicago is looking for candidates available for a full-time, four month paid corporate affairs internship starting October 10 and will end February 1. Olson is hiring interns to assist our account teams in the execution of program tactics with the objective of promoting and raising attention for our client’s brand. We are looking for interns with a good work ethic, strong intellectual curiosity and a desire to work hard and have fun.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating media lists

  • Drafting, disseminating and pitching media alerts and press releases

  • Identifying and reaching out to social influencers

  • Participating in brainstorms and project meetings

  • Creation of publicity materials and media kits

  • Conducting research

  • Media monitoring

  • Compiling news summaries and providing general office support

What you’ll need to succeed:

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

Education & Minimum Qualifications:

  • University/college graduate

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, mass communications, journalism or related field

  • Public Relations experience preferred

  • Previous agency experience, including internships, desired


  • $13/hour

All interested in applying must submit the customary resume and cover letter, and also drop a line in tweet format convincing us why we should hire you.

ICF Olson is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Chicago, IL (IL12)

About ICFICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.