Charles Zukow Associates (CZA) is a boutique public relations and marketing firm serving the arts & entertainment, lifestyle, hospitality, and retail industries. We specialize in public relations, social media, integrated marketing, media planning & buying, promotions, and beyond. We’re a small team with an array of individual experience and we’ve worked as the agency of record for iconic organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area including American Conservatory Theater, Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, Cirque du Soleil, Curran, Broadway San Jose, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack London Square, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Winchester Mystery House and more. We owe our success to unparalleled access to local media, personal attention to our clients, and a creative flair for shaping and sharing a story.
Our internship program is a deep dive into the world of public relations and is open to those who have an interest in learning about PR practices, earned media, and strategic communications. Our interns become proficient in the technology, tools, and tactics essential to PR, Social Media, and Communications. The internship is approximately 3-4 months, with a minimum of 16-20 hours a week.
Because we are a small team, our interns have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside our employees as a contributing team member. There will be opportunities to sit in on client calls, participate in company meetings and attend theater performances and events.
There is no typical day at CZA, but responsibilities generally include drafting and writing press materials, sourcing and curating relevant media lists, content creation, social media management, researching client-specific industries, participating in brainstorms, and pitching journalists & bloggers.
We're looking for juniors or seniors in college who have an interest in learning the Public Relations business. Preference will be given to those majoring in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or Advertising majors. Additionally, we look for a track record of:
Excellent interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Attention to detail
Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
And most importantly… a healthy sense of humor and a positive, friendly attitude!
The internship must be completed for college credit. Interns receive a stipend upon successful completion of the internship!