Professional development is at the core of our PERITUS public relations culture. Peritus PR has been able to grow and diversify as a result of incredible mentors who have impacted each team member's career since their first college communications course. Student success plays a major role in the future of the public relations industry, and our firm.

A Peritus PR internship is more than just a great credential to put on your resume; it’s the hands-on, professional work experience that will help give you a head start on the competition and explore your areas of interest in public relations, communications or public affairs. Our goal is to prepare interns for the future by providing them with the most challenging, dynamic work environment possible.

Our Birmingham team personalizes each internship to align with future career goals. We ensure you leave here with a clear vision for your future through sound mentoring counsel, tangible resume results and the opportunity to work on projects that actually interest you. Whether you want to expose yourself to the challenges of issue advocacy, experience pitching a national reporter, or influence a digital campaign strategy, you will hit the ground running with relevant and collaborative client-work projects. 

If you are interested in learning more about Peritus, our internship program or career advice, please reach out to a member of our team we would love to grab a cup of coffee, present to your class or answer any questions you may have about boutique agency life. Last year our team mentored over 300 students, now it's your turn.


PERITUS public relations offers paid internships requiring at least 20 hours per week for our public relations and public affairs internship programs, but we work to stay flexible with school schedules.

Our public relations internship consists of crafting thoughtful, client-centered messaging, pitching media contacts, delving into research and exceeding client expectations.

Our public affairs internship attracts students who are interested in the political process and how communications plays a role in educating and influencing stakeholders important to our clients. Public affairs interns will provide hands-on assistance to the team in a variety of industries and will gain experience in the advocacy and community relations process.

Feel free to review our clients and case studies pages to see if our collaborative work interests you.

InternSHIP Qualifications

Peritus PR is looking for motivated students or recent graduates with experience in public relations, public affairs, political science, marketing, communications or graphic design. Excellent time-management and organizational skills are critical for success. Interns must also have exceptional writing and oral communication skills, a good attitude and willingness to learn.


If you are interested in joining the Peritus PR team and applying for a public relations and/or public affairs internship, please submit the following materials to We will be accepting fall 2018 application submissions through August 15, 2018 and will select our fall intern(s) in early September. 

Cover Letter
Two writing samples and/or three graphic design samples 

Connect with the Peritus PR team today to submit your internship application or learn more about our program.