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  • Posted: May 30, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 10, 2022
  • C&F Porter Novelli is the trusted business advisor and leader in strategic communications in West Africa. We combine our in-depth understanding of the Nigerian and other West African markets, with 360Ëš strategic communication skills and a commitment to standards of excellence to influence those that matter most to our clients. The result is ...
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    Graduate Intern (PR Fundamentals Internship Programme)


    • The PR Fundamentals Internship Programme offers the opportunity to spend 6 months working and learning at C&F Porter Novelli, one of Nigeria’s leading Public Relations’ agencies.
    • C&F Porter Novelli has been Nigeria's leading reputation building and management consultancy agency for more than thirteen years.
    • We are a dynamic and energetic group of communications professionals who place a high priority on using our problem-solving skills, ingenuity, and imagination to help clients achieve real business results.
    • Fundamental to our approach in building favourable reputations and enduring brands for our clients is our combination of an in-depth understanding of the Nigerian market, all-rounded communications skills, and a commitment to excellence and innovation.
    • As testament to our leadership, C&F Porter Novelli is the only West African branded partner of a major international Public Relations (PR) agency - Porter Novelli, one of the world’s leading PR agencies with representation in all major markets. With leadership comes responsibility.
    • Accordingly, the C&F Porter Novelli team 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 young Nigerian talent 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.

    About the Programme

    • 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 6-month programme PR-Fundamental Interns 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 are held every day for the first week of the Program and weekly thereafter during the course of the regular workday. Classes feature lectures by staff experts and discussions emphasizing the fundamental skills of public relations.

    Apprenticeship Learning:

    • PR-F Interns will spend the majority of their tenure apprenticing as an integral member of an Accounts Team and gaining exposure to every facet of the Public Relations business
    • Through this experience PR-F Interns will 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 an aptitude and interest for thought leadership may also 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-F Internship Programme runs once a year over a 6-month period, this years programme will commence in June 2022. Both the classroom and apprenticeship portions are hosted at C&F Porter Novelli’s Lagos office in Ikeja GRA.

    Who is Eligible?

    • The PR Fundamentals Internship Program seeks fresh graduates with little or no prior experience in Public Relations.
    • Applicants must have graduated from the University before applying.
    • Candidates also must have completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Programme.


    • PR-F Interns will be paid a salary during their tenure in the Programme.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Selection Process
    All application forms must be submitted with:

    • A writing test
    • A current resume
    • One personal writing sample, not longer than five pages. This sample should exemplify the applicant’s best writing and should be appropriate for a business environment.
    • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation. These letters should be from someone who knows you and can confidently comment on your capabilities in the corporate world: a former boss, a lecturer, advisor, supervisor or someone comparable.
    • Each applicant will be contacted by phone or e-mail about the status of his or her candidacy once the application is received - typically three to four days after the application deadline. Those selected to move on in the process will be contacted by phone to schedule an interview with the management.
    • Those most qualified will be asked back for a second interview with the management, either in person or by telephone.
    • Applicants should be prepared to answer questions about the writing samples submitted and the experiences listed on their resume.
    • Following completion of the interviews, a final slate of candidates will be selected for engagement.
    • All applicants will be notified in writing about the final status of their application.

    Submission Note:

    • Submit all materials simultaneously, in one packageDO NOT SUBMIT PIECEMEAL.

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