Internship Program

Communications & PR Intern

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Posted 3 weeks ago

Paid internship offering PR and Communications students or recent graduates invaluable agency experience with  flexible work schedule and remote work options.

Apply today by completing the form below or emailing your resume to

The Communications & PR Intern at Merit will work directly with the Manager of PR & Communications and Client Experience team to deliver the best work to our clients. In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to work on developing and executing comprehensive and innovative communications and PR programs based on our client’s business objectives.

Example projects and primary responsibilities may include:
Share of voice and competitive audits
Press release writing and distribution
Media/influencer list development and management
Media pitching
Feature article writing and content development
Research support, reporting and data analysis
Social media channel and community management

To succeed in this role, you must be proactive, detail-oriented, open to learning new skills and jumping in where needed, while being able to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Excellent writing, grammar, and proofreading skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will be a college junior or senior, or a recent graduate with the following qualifications:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Journalism related field
  • Social media experience strongly preferred
  • Profecient in Adobe Suite and/or Canva
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Highly organized and proactive in nature
  • Collaborate and team-oriented
  • Applicable coursework (prior related internships a plus)


  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Remote work options 
  • Equipment provided 
  • Summer Fridays
  • Competitive hourly pay 
  • Internship extensions for future semesters 
  • Full-time employment opportunities for graduates, following completion of internship 

Letters of recommendation and/or proof of internship documentation can be provided.

Interns at Merit will work a maximum of 30 hours per week.

Apply today by completing the form below or emailing your resume to

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