PR Fundamentals Internship Programme at C&F Porter Novelli

The award-winning PR Fundamentals Internship Programme offers the opportunity to young graduates to spend 12 months working and learning at C&F Porter Novelli, one of Nigeria’s leading Public Relations’ agencies, which has been in the business of reputation building and management consultancy for more than thirteen years.

Recognized by the Porter Novelli network as one of the top 10 innovative ideas of 2011, the PR Fundamentals Internship Programme is committed to building the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity, not just within the agency but throughout the industry. As part of that commitment we are actively reinvesting in the industry’s most profitable assets: people.

The PR Fundamentals Internship Programme is a C&F Porter Novelli initiative to foster talent in young Nigerians and drive the Nigerian Public Relations industry into a new generation. In doing so, the Programme strives to be an industry guarantor of excellence in training entry-level employees.

The PR Fundamentals Internship Programme aims to foster a pool of talented and innovative individuals who can be identified and engaged by the Public Relations industry.

Throughout the 12-month programme Interns shall participate in a mixed environment of classroom and apprenticeship learning. This approach ensures that interns are optimally prepared as PR professionals both theoretically and practically.

Classroom Learning
Classes shall be held every day for the first week of the Program and regularly thereafter in addition to regular workdays. Classes of feature shall include lectures by staff experts and discussions emphasizing the fundamental skills of public relations.

Apprenticeship Learning
Interns will spend most period of their internship as integral member of Account Teams gain exposure to every facet of the Public Relations business. Through this experience Interns shall be educated on the fundamental skills of public relations: e.g. writing, media monitoring, media relations, electronic media, special event planning, new business presentation and more.

Those who display aptitude and interest for thought leadership may be posted to the Research and Planning Department which focuses on developing PR insights, innovation and quality assurance for C&F Porter Novelli clients and the agency as a whole.

Programme Timeline
The PR Fundamentals Internship Programme runs for a period of 12-month commencing in February. The classroom and apprenticeship segments shall be hosted at C&F Porter Novelli’s Lagos office in Lekki Phase 1.

Programme dates, deadline for submission and topics for the written tests can be downloaded from the Career section on our website at: www.corporateandfinancial.com

Interns shall be paid a stipend during their internship.

2013 application round is open till May 17th

How to Apply
Who is Eligible
The PR Fundamentals Internship Program seeks recent graduates with little or no prior experience in the field. Applicants must have graduated from the university before applying. Candidates also must have completed the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Programme.

Selection Process
All application forms must be submitted with:

Three (3) written tests
A current resume
Two (2) signed letters of recommendation – (Preferably from lecturers or supervisors)
Each applicant shall be contacted by phone or e-mail about the status of his or her candidacy once the Human Resources department have reviewed all applications – typically four to six weeks after the application deadline. Those selected to move on in the process shall be contacted by phone to schedule an interview with an HR representative.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a second interview with PR Fundamentals Internship Programme Executives, either in person or through telephone. Applicants should be prepared to answer questions on the written samples submitted and the experiences listed on their resume.

Following completion of the interviews, a final slate of candidates shall be selected for admission into the PR Fundamentals Internship Programme. There is no set number of Interns for each session; the class size shall vary from session to session. All applicants shall be notified in writing about the final status of their application.

To receive application materials for the PR Fundamental Internship Program, please visit our website: www.candf.com.ng

Please contact info@candf.com.ng for enquiries

Completed Applications Should Be Mailed To:
Ms. Victoria Nwoji
Head of Human Resources
Human Resources/Administration Department
C&F Porter Novelli
26A Babatope Bejide Street
Lekki Phase I
Lagos

Submission Notes:
Submit all materials, in one package. DO NOT SUBMIT PIECEMEAL.
Recommendation letters must not be sent separately. They must be sent in sealed envelopes attached to the rest of the application materials.
Please do not use staples or binders

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