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About Ruder Finn

In 1948, childhood friends Bill Ruder and David Finn decided to start a public relations firm focusing on the business community within fine arts programs. Their goal was to offer those programs corporate PR benefits and provide new sources of support for contemporary artists. Sixty-one years later, Ruder Finn has more than 600 employees and is one of the world’s largest independent agencies. It has created some of the most successful communications campaigns for over 250 startup companies, Fortune 500 companies, world organizations, nonprofits and cultural institutions.

Interns and executive trainees learn fundamental PR skills through writing, media monitoring, media relations, electronic media, special event planning and new business presentations. Summer interns and executive training program participants learn the fundamental skills of public relations on the job, working closely on a team with senior executives and experts in the field. Practice areas for executive trainees include arts and communications, consumer technology, innovation studios, travel and economic development, global issues communications, broadcast and media services, corporate advisory, health care, corporate communications, visual technology and multicultural marketing. A large percentage of participants are offered full-time employment upon completion of the executive training program.


Summer interns must be in at least their sophomore year of college. The executive training program is open to college graduates only. All majors are welcome. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Ruder Finn

Executive Training Program/Summer Internships
Ruder Finn
Ellen Schaplowsky
301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 593-6316


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


New York, NY