Careers

Internships & Trainee Programmes

We offer two tracks: an internship or a trainee programme.

Internships are available twice a year (Jan-April and August-December). They are best for current students or fresh graduates who want to explore the industry but aren’t sure about a career in the field.

Our trainee programme is a more rigorous internship that can culminate in a full-time opportunity at Public Culture if you perform well and are deemed a suitable fit with the team. We now only hire for full-time positions through our trainee track. This track is only open when we have full-time vacancies available, and only offered to promising full-time interns. As the trainee track involves an immersive and rotational workload, you must indicate in your internship application that you are interested in the trainee track upon your application to be considered for the role.


Available positions

1. Editorial & Digital Marketing Intern or Trainee

  • Part-time or full-time internships available

  • Full-time trainee position available

  • Must be able to begin immediately

 

2. Graphic Design Intern

  • Full-time internship available

  • Must be able to begin immediately

  • Not available for school credit


Are you the right fit?

Public Culture is a small team — as such, we look for highly motivated and organised individuals who work best alone but play well in a team. We work hard and fast and expect the same of those who join us. Because we work remotely, you must be able to manage your time and uphold your commitment to the team. Remember also that this is a small business environment — work scopes and priorities are forever changing, so tenacity and adaptability will prove useful.

While we’re pretty serious about deliverables, we have been described as loud, cheerful, and excitable by people who know us. Here’s how we would describe ourselves:

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Working at Public Culture is quite honestly a whirlwind because there are many moving parts and deadlines, but we try our best to ensure you feel supported in your journey with us. Here's a testimonial from one of our current team members, who started as an intern with us in 2017. She was offered a position in the trainee programme halfway through her internship:

“My six-month internship with Public Culture taught me to be multi-faceted in terms of skills. As an English Lit graduate with a background in Mass Communication, I’d originally wanted to grow and develop my editorial writing skills specifically. However, as the internship was a hybrid role, I was also taught to hone other skills that I was interested in and would also complement the content work we were putting out. I think it’s very important to come into this internship with an open mind as you will dabble in a variety of jobs and skill sets, especially since the team is small. I remember telling Mel when I first started that design work was a hard no for me but I’ve slowly come to enjoy it and eventually took on an editorial-and-design role that I loved. I also gained a lot of working experience as Public Culture works with small businesses from different industries. I was exposed to industry standards and practices when dealing with content creation or PR and advertising, and also learned things that were more specific to the different clients such as developing a brand tone or content strategies.

The fact that the team was a close-knit one made working extra enjoyable. There is always open and clear communication and team members always check in with each other to ensure that workload and stress levels are manageable. The working arrangement is also a bonus — we get to work remotely and manage our own time and deadlines (great if you’re looking to have better time management skills too!). Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Public Culture and would recommend taking an internship with the company if you have an interest in learning how a brand grows purposefully and/or creating meaningful content!”

Questions?

Email Mel at speakup@publicculture.co.