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Chicago’s quality agencies to target for grads and interns

If you’re a recent or soon-to-be college graduate moving home or moving to the city to begin your career, here’s a list of top public relation agencies to look into. This list of agencies are all located in Chicago. If you have already started researching agencies you may have already heard of Sherman. Their team has worked with clients from Genuine Scooter Company, American Solar Energy Society, and American Academy of Art.


Sherman has a very detailed and informational career page on their website. They give resources designed to help you land an interview. In this section they list cover letter writing tips, nine mistakes to avoid, “trash can” cover letters, examples of excellent cover letters, and useful writing resources. Even if you’re not interested in this particular agency these are very good tools that can help you land a job with a different agency.

If you send Sherman a resume and cover letter, be sure to mention what you can offer in the following areas: writing, social media, critical thinking, and research. You can contact them through their Say Hello contact page.

3rd Coast PR

3rd Coast PR is known for their unique and effective programs that rejuvenate established brands or to initiate new product launches. This agency has created dynamic campaigns in industries ranging from baby and children’s products, housewares, nutrition, and food and beverage. Their client portfolio includes Sargento, Thermos, Quaker, Sleep Innovations, and Lakeshore Learning.

If you’re looking for an opportunity, on the 3rd Coast PR website on the careers page there is a link for recent college graduates to email in their resumes. 3rd Coast PR wants to reach out and learn more about their team, clients and their experience. If you’re looking for an internship, submit your resume via the email address on their Contact page.

Current Global

Current Global is known for being a multi-disciplined creative powerhouse and their experience spans every major industry. Their client portfolio includes Champion, Microsoft, Kingsford, Hidden Valley, and more. On Current Global career section of their website there is an email for accommodations to participate in reading, hearing or applying to any current job openings. The team is committed to accessibility to all, even in the recruitment process.

There is a current job opening for a Junior Associate, Media Relations for their growing corporate practice. Some of the requirements asked are for a bachelor’s degree, prior related internship, and journalistic skills. Email them via their Careers page to get in touch and show them why they should share a moment.


Interdependence is an agency that has a team with backgrounds as former journalists, communicators, marketers, creative experts, and more. They embrace thinking outside of the box with fierce collaboration to learn something new each day. The industries they have worked in span from Branding and Marketing, E-commerce, Construction, and even Cryptocurrency.

Currently, Interdependence has job openings in Chicago for an Intern position. Qualifications for applying for the intern position ask for previous PR internship or relevant leadership role at a university, proficiency with Microsoft Office and media monitoring tools, and an undergraduate degree in related fields. Different from the other agencies, Interdependence has an application rather than an email for applicants. You can find this on the Careers section of their website.

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