Public Relations Student Opportunities

As a Public Relations student in Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, you’ll have access to student and professional organizations including the following:

The Black Public Relations Society

Temple University’s Black Public Relations Society is a student organization that creates, cultivates, and encourages a supportive community for aspiring multicultural public relations professionals at Temple University.

As the first of two collegiate branches of the National Black Public Relations Society in the country and the offspring of the Philadelphia Branch, our events take a student-friendly approach to different aspects of the public relations field. We host myriad engaging discussion panels, informative programs and workshops, and networking events throughout the year.

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PRowl Public Relations

PRowl Public Relations is Temple University’s first and only student-run public relations firm, and PRowl is a PRSSA nationally-affiliated firm, one of only 30 in the country. PRowl staff are hired based on their dedication to, and drive and enthusiasm for, continually expanding their knowledge and skill sets. Our members are outstanding communication students at Temple University with varying levels of experience, ranging from freshmen to graduating seniors. At PRowl Public Relations, students develop strategic thinking and gain tactical practice. Members create and execute client public relations campaigns, form valuable relationships with professionals in the Philadelphia area, apply their classroom knowledge to a real-world setting, become part of an interactive communications process and prepare for life beyond graduation.

PRowl

  • provides clients with comprehensive PR services and solutions.
  • offers Temple Public Relations Student Society of America members opportunities to apply their knowledge and gain experience beyond the classroom.
  • builds credibility while forming lasting student-client relationships.

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Public Relations Student Society of America

Temple University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the oldest chapter in the Philadelphia region and one of the oldest in the country. Our chapter is one of more than 300 chapters across the U.S. dedicated to enriching future communications professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Lectures from prominent public relations professionals, technical skill–based workshops, guided tours of agencies, and networking events are among the many opportunities available to PRSSA members. At PRSSA, students turn theories they learn in the classroom into practice with hands-on involvement by working in committees and receiving exclusive internship opportunities. PRSSA members are also the only students eligible to have the opportunity to work for PRowl Public Relations, Temple University’s student-run public relations firm. PRSSA is a great way for students to learn, grow and get hands-on experience in the field. The group also prepares students for careers marked with opportunity and success.

Learn more about the Temple chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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Internships

Most Public Relations majors complete an internship or field experience before they graduate, which allows them to receive academic credit while gaining professional experience. Public Relations field experience is mandatory for majors, and internships are strongly recommended, because each type of experience will prepare you to apply your knowledge and abilities to specific jobs and make valuable professional connections.

You can find internship and field experience opportunities on the undergraduate Public Relations listserv, which was created specifically for current public relations students, prospective students, and alumni. The listserv provides you with a wide variety of important information, including

  • details about upcoming course offerings, events, and activities.
  • information about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  • changes in Temple University policies and services.
  • answers to your questions about courses, schedules, and policies.
  • guidance about how to find various library resources and where to purchase and how to operate computer hardware and software.
  • notifications about networking opportunities in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations.

To register for an academic internship, you must be a Public Relations major, have junior or senior status, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the public relations major, and receive permission of the Public Relations internship director.

To subscribe to the Public Relations listserv, contact Gayle Conley at adv-pr@temple.edu.