Internships should be fairer says CIPR

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New CIPR research shows internships are failing as a means of increasing social and ethnic diversity in the public relations workforce and failing to provide consistent learning and development opportunities for aspiring professionals. The CIPR questioned some 400 CIPR student members about their experiences of internships.

Journalism and PR to work together

NUJ

The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have reached a ground-breaking agreement to work together on a range of issues facing the public relations industry. Key areas identified include lobbying regulation, ethical public relations and increasing diversity in the industry.

Prova graduate scheme

Prova

Are you a Prova person? Do you have the purpose and passion for PR? Are you results-driven? Then you might just be the person we are looking for. Apply for the Prova graduate training placement today writes Aimee Postle.

The week’s best to 11 April

No jacket in the office today as it's rather warm - feeling terribly casual!

This week’s selection of the best PR student blog posts is by Michael White, a University of Gloucestershire PR graduate from 2012 who now works in PR and Public Affairs at Keene Communications. ‘Judging from this week’s best picks Leeds Met students appear to be at the top of their game. Which is a damned shame! They need more competition.’

What became of the Bright Young Things?

Bright Young Thins

It is one year since GolinHarris refreshed and re-launched its paid intern programme, Bright Young Things. So here’s an update on the 28 Bright Young Things that have so far come through the programme with news about this year’s application process.