IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

PR writing samples

When applying for a public relations internship, you may be asked to provide work samples. Select a variety of your best writing: stories for the school newspaper, press releases or posters you did for your student organization and assignments you did for your public relations classes. Mount them on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with production date and make copies on plain white paper (one side only). Don't shrink the type (intern coordinators might have a hard time reading it), don't send your originals and don't send oversize work that's difficult to copy or file. It's a good idea to staple the pages of a story together so that they don't get mixed up.