Name of Company/Organization: FOX News Channel/ FOX Business Network
Office Location: New York City
Was it In-House or Agency? In-House
Type of PR: Media Relations
Size of PR Department: Small to Medium
Semester and Year you interned: Spring 2008
How did you find out about this internship? Professor Geyer
How many days a week did you work? Are they flexible? I interned 3 days a week from 9 -6pm. They are very flexible.
Was it a paid internship? $10 a day stipend.
What were some of the things you were responsible for? Clips!!!! A million clips, getting video grabs, submitting daily guests to AP Daybook & Reuters, ordering newspapers, building & maintaining media lists, reading a million blogs.
What did you learn from this internship? I learned how to get video grabs, how to search for clips, who to pitch to in radio.
What did you like about this internship? The location and the people were great – with the exception of one person. I liked that I was busy almost all of the time.
What, if anything, did you dislike about the internship? One person was awful. You don’t really work with the upper management. I did no writing. The commute was rough because they keep you so late.
Would you recommend this internship to other PR students? Yes
Additional Comments/Advice: Be prepared to work a lot of long hours for basically no pay.