Rackspace Public Relations Intern in San Antonio, Texas

Job Overview


Overview & Responsibilities

“The Opportunity”

The PR internship is a perfect opportunity for students pursuing a career in public relations, communications or marketing to learn from a seasoned PR and analyst relations team about how to build and maintain a company’s brand reputation within local and national media, industry analysts and other key influencer audiences.

Primary Responsibilities:

This intern will primarily support the Rackspace PR and AR teams with media relations and analyst relations activities, reporting, etc. Specifically, the intern will:

  • Track for Rackspace, competitor and industry coverage and flag relevant articles to the team

  • Compile comprehensive coverage reports for key corporate and product announcements

  • Develop weekly global communications highlights email that outlines key successes from the week and activities planned for the week ahead

  • Coordinate with the Rack Gives Back team to stay up to date on upcoming community events hosted by Rackspace; develop appropriate PR strategy to support event

  • Field and respond to incoming media requests from local business and tech reporters

  • Attend meetings with PR/AR team to learn about Rackspace’s various business units; look for proactive opportunities to highlight the work Rackspace is doing in these areas.

  • Coordinate internally with key Racker spokespeople to determine availability for analyst interactions.

  • Ensure spokespeople are prepared with analyst bios, backgrounds, and most recent interactions with Rackspace.


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Communications, Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or like field

  • Strong written (AP style and PR writing) and verbal communications skills

  • Experience developing press releases and media pitches

  • Experience pitching and interacting directly with media

  • Ability to own and successfully execute projects, while meeting deadlines

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work effectively across multiple teams

  • Passionate about technology and learning new things

Rockstar Qualifications:

  • Previous internship experience working with a technology company

  • Experience with PR monitoring and measurement tools (Meltwater, AirPR, etc.)

  • Experience blogging


Req # 33509

Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio

Category Internships, Marketing