“Wanted: Super Intern” is the name of the event organized by Ekaterina Aleksandrova, CIPR Student representative for the London Metropolitan University, which will take place at the university’s Moorgate Campus on Monday 17 May 2010.
The event involves a competition amongst MA and BA PR students to win an internship in a leading PR consultancy. Three PR consultancies are on the judging panel: Lansons, PHA Media and Phoenix.
The competition will be judged by Sophie Lilley, Director, and Anna Schirmer, Account Director, at Lansons; Stuart Skinner, Senior Account Manager at PHA Media and Antony Poppleton, PR Director at Phoenix.
The judges will introduce their firms and internship terms and present their briefs for the students to tackle. They will score the students on creativity, teamwork, attention to detail, strategic thinking and other personal and professional qualities. Three winners will be selected for a one-month unpaid internship with a possibility of further extension subject to performance.
The results will be announced at the after-party held at the Wall Bar allowing students and PROs to network and interact in a less pressurised environment.
The students will receive feedback, gain a more in-depth understanding of the pitfalls and opportunities and build up their contacts within the industry, and PR practitioners will have unrestricted access to potential graduate starters for their firms.
“PHA Media is delighted to be involved in this great event; we are committed to identifying and nurturing the best young talent and look forward to inviting one candidate to experience life at our agency” said Stuart Skinner, senior manager Sports and Leisure PR, PHA Media.
Competition has become a theme for all aspects of the event. Major photography institutes, schools and departments have been invited to apply for the photographer’s position and submit their portfolios and ideas for the photo shoots. Chen Gao who has been selected for the role, is a freelance from Zibo, China, with a BA in Choreography.
The same procedure has been followed to find the best logo design for the event. A competition has been held and the best option has been chosen. Freelance graphic designer Nick Foster, who has been selected, has also supplied images for the posters.
The event has a budget of £120.
More details can be found here.
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