Public relations field experience is required for students in the program, and internships are an exemplary way to fulfill this requirement. Each internship opportunity further prepares you for life in the PR world and allows you to apply your knowledge and abilities, gain experience in specific industry roles, and make invaluable professional connections.

As a Public Relations BA student, you can start exploring internships once you’ve reached junior or senior status. You are also required to have at least a 3.0 GPA in the major and receive permission from the program’s internship director. Students can explore internship opportunities through Klein Connect.

Klein Connect 

Klein Connect is an internship and job portal exclusive to Klein College of Media and Communication. Through Klein Connect, you can schedule an appointment to discuss career options and explore various job opportunities in media- and communication-related fields. This career resource is accessible to employers and Klein students and alumni. Learn more about Klein Connect to get started.


As a graduate from our Public Relations program, you will be prepared to utilize your knowledge and skills to enter and excel in the field. From leading public relations efforts, managing campaigns or working with reporters, your degree will serve as a foundation for a successful, versatile career working for a variety of organizations and corporations. 

Graduates from our program are prepared for careers in areas such as

  • community relations,
  • corporate social responsibility,
  • crisis communication,
  • employee communication,
  • global communications,
  • internal communications,
  • investor relations,
  • issues management,
  • media relations,
  • political communications,
  • public affairs,
  • reputation management,
  • research analyst and
  • social media manager.

Career Services

Klein’s Career Services provides support and guidance for students exploring career opportunities. Some of the services provided by the Career Center include

Students can make an appointment to discuss and learn more about current media and communication job opportunities through Klein Connect.

Klein’s Career Center also hosts various events where students can prepare for their careers in a wide variety of ways, including

  • attending workshops that teach you how to optimize your résumé;

  • applying for internships and jobs with media and communication employers;

  • learning how to deliver an “elevator speech” and practice at networking events; and

  • meeting industry professionals and learning about different career paths.

Learn more about Klein’s Career Center.

As a Temple student, you also can visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. You can drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Alumni Connections

The Public Relations Major creates lasting connections among alumni, colleagues, faculty, parents and students. Upon graduation, you’ll automatically become a part of the Temple University Alumni Association and can remain a vital part of the Temple community for life.

There are more than 20,000 graduates of Klein College residing across the country and around the world. As leaders in their fields, our trailblazing alumni have achieved high levels of success.

Klein College alumni are

  • advertising and public relations executives;

  • CEOs and entrepreneurs;

  • executives at CBS, Fox News and Warner Bros.;

  • general managers and other key players at cable, radio and TV stations;

  • national on-air talent;

  • professors, researchers and scholars; and

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Public Relations Major may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Arbitrators, Mediators, & Conciliators

$49,410.00 (2021)

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,560.00 (2021)

Public Relations Managers

$125,780.00 (2021)

Public Relations Specialists

$62,800.00 (2021)

Public Safety Telecommunicators

$46,670.00 (2021)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of December 22, 2022.