PR & Marketing Internship with Development Counsellors International

Company: Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in marketing places. Since 1960, we have represented more than 500 places helping them to attract both investors and visitors.

Job Description: We’re looking for a college graduate to work as a summer intern in our Denver Economic Development practice (May – Aug) for 30 hours/week. Our paid Internship Program offers recent graduates the opportunity to gain unmatched marketing and public relations experience by working with diverse cities, regions, states and countries. We offer our clients a variety of services – many of which our Interns are exposed to – including media relations, event planning, community branding, marketing blueprints, website development, social and digital media marketing and talent attraction, among others.

What We’re Looking For

Our past Interns have studied a variety of majors from public relations and journalism to business and psychology. However, these Interns have all shared similar qualities, including:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Social and digital media skills
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • An achiever mentality
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Solid research capabilities
  • Interest in working both collaboratively and independently
  • The ability to work 30 hours/week in our Denver office

Daily Life for a Public Relations Intern

DCI’s Interns are viewed as members of our teams. Our Economic Development Interns support our day-to-day client work while also participating in skills-building Professional Development Sessions. Typical projects that Interns work on include:

  • Coordinating logistics and providing support for press visits to client locations
  • Providing support for client events
  • Writing pitches and assisting with media correspondence
  • Building media lists
  • Conducting research on a variety of industries and across multiple projects
  • Digital work, including drafting social media posts & writing blogs

In addition, our Interns have plenty of opportunities to participate in perks like our Health & Wellness program, which includes yoga and bootcamp in the park, as well as in-house happy hours and free lunches.

How to Apply

DCI pays Interns minimum wage. Qualified applicants should send their resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in the Internship program to Nancy Otten at Please place PR Internship-Denver in the subject line. All qualified applicants will be asked for writing samples and 3 references.

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