Golin and Instinctif's Benni Bohme strike gold at PR Internships Awards 2017

Golin has won the Best Internship Programme at the PR Internships Awards for the second year running.

The awards, organised by the PRCA and PRWeek UK, also saw Benni Bohme, who interned at Instinctif Partners, win the Best Intern category. The two winners were announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday evening.

The awards celebrate the best internships and interns in UK comms.

Entries were whittled down to a shortlist via a paper judging process, which was followed by panel sessions with the judges. Click here to read the list of shortlisted entries.

Golin won praise in particular for its Golin B&B initiative, announced in January, whereby the agency pledged to house new interns rent-free in London Zones One or Two for their first month, and offer an interest-free loan to help with the deposit and first rent payment on subsequent accomodation.

PRCA director general Francis Ingham said: "This is the third year we are running the PR Internships Awards and I would like to thank everyone for participating in this year’s awards. As always the standard of entries was extremely high so congratulations to the winners.

"I would also like to thank our judges. We had a record number of entries this year and it is encouraging to see that organisations are serious about addressing diversity in their businesses and the wider PR and communications industry.

"Improving diversity across the industry is a key campaigning priority for the PRCA and we want to see more organisations offering structured and engaging internships to young people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds."

The awards conclude the joint PRWeek/PRCA PR Internships For All initiative, which was launched in 2014 to lead a concerted drive to bring more young people from diverse backgrounds into the PR profession at entry level.

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