APCO Worldwide Internship

 
APCO Worldwide Internships
4.67 out of 5

5 review(s)
Headquarters:
Washington, DC
Employees:
600
Annual Interns:
25
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APCO Worldwide

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.67 out of 5
5 Intern Reviews
Avg APCO Worldwide Intern Salary: $12.20 per hour
5 Intern Salaries
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APCO Worldwide Internship Program Information

APCO Worldwide hires about 15 summer interns. These internships are paid and located in APCO's Washington, DC, New York, NY, and Sacramento, CA offices.

Internship Perks

APCO Worldwide is a great place to get started in public relations. Their business is growing and their exposure to government in Washington, DC gives interns the chance to do real work for complex clients. It's exciting work.

About APCO Worldwide

APCO Worldwide, an award-winning, independent public affairs and strategic communication firm, specializes in providing targeted solutions to issues and opportunities faced by clients.*Internships are offered in the following areas: Client Service Intern, APCO Insight® Opinion Research Intern, Business Development Intern, Global Legal Intern, Corporate Marketing & Communication Intern, APCO Online® Intern.APCO's offices in the Americas region offer paid internships to current undergraduate and graduate students, providing valuable exposure to the firm's operations and service areas. Internships are offered during the summer and also on a semester basis. All internship applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, along with the ability to balance multiple work assignments. Summer interns work 40 hours per week; fall and spring semester interns work a minimum of 20 to 25 hours per week during the school year.*

Internship Resources & Links

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About the APCO Worldwide: here.
5 APCO Worldwide Intern Salaries
Client Services: $12/hour
Communications Intern: $13/hour
Online Communications Intern: $13/hour
APCO PR Intern: $13/hour
Business Development Intern: $10/hour
5 APCO Worldwide reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Good overview of the industry"
Position: Client Services
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $12/hour
Duration: 13 weeks
Review posted on 8/20/2012
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Pros:

Flat organization of the NYC office allows interns to work with all levels of management and see client work from top to bottom. The opportunity to work across practice areas, or as needed, gives a great overview of consumer/corporate/finance/crisis communications. Culture was really welcoming.

Cons:

Maybe a bit more structure - sometimes three different teams might come to you with work and it gets difficult to prioritize.

Advice for other students:

If you're interested in communications at the corporate level, APCO was a great place to work on high-level accounts and gain first-hand experience.
 
"No grunt work and assigned to a terrific project group"
Position: Communications Intern
Location: Washingon, DC
Pay: $13/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 5/26/2011
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Pros:

- Assigned to a great client team. Loved them. Fun to work with and very sharp.
- I thought I would have to do some grunt work, but I was pleasantly surprised at the actual work I was given. Sure, some was research, but interesting research.
- Learned how to clearly articulate client goals and the importance of them.
- Location and office are cool and trendy.
- Love the heck out of DC.

Cons:

I can't think of any. I hope APCO gives out some entry level positions.

Advice for other students:

Very satisfied with the internship. Great people and great work.
 
"Fantastic hands-on learning experience in a great environment"
Position: Online Communications Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Pay: $13/hour
Duration: 20 weeks
Review posted on 5/12/2011
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Pros:

Well-structured program;
Practical pitch experience;
Readily available expert mentors;
Approachable top-level management;
Experience across different sectors and working groups

Cons:

It can get overwhelming sometimes! The pitch competition is a great practical experience but could be scheduled early on in the semester so it doesn't coincide with finals for students.

Advice for other students:

Make the best of the expert resources. Set up meetings with subject area experts, they are always ready and approachable - this is all the networking you'll ever need! Seek out new projects, stay in touch with project managers you've worked with before and check in periodically with them to see if they need your help. Above all, maintain a good rapport with your assigned mentor (or 'Intern buddy'). Mine was extremely supportive, understanding and helpful throughout the internship.
 
"Young hungry staff and you'll do real work"
Position: APCO PR Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Pay: $13/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 4/27/2011
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Pros:

APCO, in general has a very upbeat office. Oh, and I loved the location and the actual office is pretty cool. I was able to work on real projects and participate in meetings. By the end of the summer, I felt like I knew a ton about the PR industry - put classes to shame. The program was structured well and there is an intern pitch assignment.

Cons:

Some boring, repetitive work, but I was ready for this.

Advice for other students:

Take on responsibilities and tasks. Don't wait to be told to do something.
 
"Loved my co-workers at APCO. Smart and fun people."
Position: Business Development Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 4/16/2011
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Pros:

- I love the research, sales, and pitch process - so this was an ideal fit for me.
- Worked on developing lists for outreach and positioning the agency to add new business clients. Proactively added and helped the new biz team.
- Office is in a great part of DC and was cool.
- I could tell they were used to having interns. My managers were patient and taught me a ton about the pr industry.

Cons:

Nothing, this was a terrific experience.

Advice for other students:

Reach out to APCO via social networks and try to connect with them. APCO is a ton notch pr agency, so it's good to show them tenacity.
 
 
 

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