Public Relations Internship – Singapore, Sandpiper

Public Relations Internship – Singapore, Sandpiper

Sandpiper, one of the fastest growing reputation and policy management consultancies in the world, is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial individual to join our team in Singapore.  The successful candidate will be based in Singapore but will work for our clients across the Asia Pacific region. 

Sandpiper is a multi-award-winning agency that so far in 2023 has been named Asia Pacific Large Consultancy of the Year by both PR Week and the PRCA; is the second fastest growing firm in Asia Pacific and the 14th fastest growing PR firm in the world.  In Asia Pacific we are the only firm to have a dedicated professional services practice and are the largest public affairs agency in China.   

Our team are trusted advisors to industry leaders and market disruptors. We combine strong regional market and industry understanding with global perspectives.  Our expertise spans corporate communications, healthcare, financial services, and capital markets communications, professional services, ESG and sustainability, brand PR, media relations, public affairs and public policy, and technology. 

Operating with one global P&L, we harness new technologies to deliver advisory backed by rigorous research and deep insights, and to meet the evolving needs of our clients quickly and effectively wherever they are in the world. 

Our firm is built around a simple proposition: by hiring the right people to do smart thinking, and equipping them with the right technologies and tools, we deliver  results and business benefits for our clients. Our clients are diverse, ranging from the world’s leading asset managers, insurers, and banks to disruptive technology firms that are reshaping the way commerce is carried out. 

We partner with some of the world’s leading businesses and brands to develop effective, evidence-based communications strategies and programmes. 

Who We’re Looking For 

We are seeking a keen and organised team player to join the Singapore office as a full time intern.  

 The role will assume responsibility and assist with the organisation of several ongoing retainers, projects and events for a diverse client-base across a variety of business sectors such as finance, healthcare and technology.  

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to dip your toes into the communications and public relations industry. You will work closely with a small team across a wide range of tasks. It will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward-thinking environment, and is excited by the unique opportunity to work with a founding agency team, while being part of a global network.   

Our ideal candidate must be based in Singapore and possess some of these attributes:

  • Interested in a career in public relations, public affairs and communications 
  • Strong communication and writing skills 
  • Energetic and enthusiastic – a self-starter who takes initiative and is looking to be involved in all kinds of projects 
  • Good analytical skills and a strong business acumen.   
  • Organised and works well in a team  
  • Curious about new subject matters and fearless in the face of complexity   
  • Reliable and resourceful when faced with challenges   
  • Technically proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment 

Your responsibilities will include:

Content Development – Prepare news releases, thought leadership articles, briefing documents, internal communications materials and other forms of written collateral. 

Media Relations – Monitor and flag relevant media opportunities, compile and maintain media lists, develop pitches and conduct media outreach 

Analysis and Research – Gather, analyse and summarise key media coverage and trends to assist with new business initiatives. 

Social Media – Assist where required with social media management and content development. 

Account Coordination – Support the wider account team and assist them with the smooth day-to-day running of accounts. 

Media Monitoring and Reporting – Provide real-time media monitoring of social, local, regional and international media online and in print for relevant coverage and compile reports. 

Event Coordination – Where required, assist with coordination of events and on-ground support if necessary and regulations permit. 

If you are interested in getting valuable experience, equipping you as you take your first steps in forging a career in communications, please submit your CV and a cover letter via this email