Inaugural PRCA/PRWeek Internship Awards launched

The PRCA and PRWeek have launched the first annual PR Internships Awards to celebrate excellence in both PR internships and interns.

Francis Ingham, PRCA director general: "Paid, structured internships are incredibly important for the PR industry"
Francis Ingham, PRCA director general: "Paid, structured internships are incredibly important for the PR industry"
The awards, which opened for entries today, are the latest step in the PRCA and PRWeek’s work to improve standards in the sector.

There are two categories: Best Internship Programme and Best Intern.

The awards conclude the joint PRWeek/PRCA PR Internships For All (PRIFA) initiative, which focused on bringing more young people from diverse backgrounds into the PR industry at entry level.

Francis Ingham, PRCA director general, said: "Paid, structured internships are incredibly important for the PR industry to keep bringing in the best new talent. The PR Internships Awards have been launched not only to recognise those excellent internships, but also to recognise the shining stars that are coming through them." 

John Harrington, acting editor at PRWeek, said: "We urge all agencies that want to support the new generation of talent in the industry to enter this extremely worthwhile award."

All 25 organisations that have participated in the PRIFA initiative are exempt from the entry charge of £70 + VAT per entry.

A shortlist will be revealed on Monday 15 June and a panel session will be held later that month, with the winner being announced at a ceremony in London on 9 July.

Entries must be sent to Internshipsawards@prca.org.uk by 5pm Friday 29 May.
 

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