Intern, Client Services - Fall 2019

Interns Chicago, Illinois

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

Client service interns are someone who has graduated from college and who is ready to play a key role on APCO Worldwide's client service teams on a full-time basis. They contribute to a broad range of project work in areas that may range from crisis communications and corporate responsibility to health care and technology.   

Assignments for this position may include:

  • Assisting in the development of client proposals
  • Conducting media relations
  • Monitoring of issues or news
  • Researching topics and issues and analyzing findings
  • Writing, editing and proofreading of client deliverables
  • Identifying and compiling lists of media contacts
  • Conducting office administration tasks
    Performing other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, comfortable in a fast-paced environment and attentive to detail. Applicants are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong writing ability, experience successfully balancing multiple tasks, and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office.

The application deadline is August 30, 2019. Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV. This is for a 3-month, 40 hours a week plus overtime internship starting October 1, 2019 that may be extended, upon mutual agreement, for up to 6 months or could lead to a full-time position at APCO pending performance and openings.

About APCO: 

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.  

APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business. 

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.  

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results. 

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.  

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients’ impact on society and their continued profitable growth.  

 APCO Worldwide, named a PRWeek Best Place to Work 2018 and 2018 Global Public Affairs Agencies of the Year by The Holmes Report, offers a collegial work enviroanment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.