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About PRSSA

Advancing the Profession and the Future Professional

Founded in 1967, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.

Who We Are

PRSSA is made up of nearly 7,000 students and advisers organized into 300+ Chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the  Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.

Membership Benefits

Enhance Your Education

PRSSA can help you gain the experience and practical knowledge employers are seeking. We offer internship listings, competitions, scholarships, awards and leadership opportunities that allow you to develop your skills as both a communications professional and a leader. In addition, PRSSA provides publications, news and social media to keep you updated on organization and industry trends.

Broaden Your Network

PRSSA will connect you to a network of peers and professionals who will become lifelong friends and mentors. We facilitate the development of valuable relationships with future colleagues through PRSSA National and District events, PRSSA Chapters and social media. We also provide the opportunity to meet current professionals who are eager to help you navigate your career. You’ll be exposed to the best of the best through your PRSA sponsor Chapter, Champions for PRSSA, by searching the PRSA member directory or by attending District or National events.

Launch Your Career

If you want to jumpstart your career in public relations and communications, there is no better place than PRSSA. As a PRSSA member, you can use the PRSA Jobcenter and PRSSA Internship Center to find public relations internship or employment opportunities all over the world and across a number of industries. When you graduate, you also may join PRSA for just $60 a year as an Associate Member, connecting you to 110 Chapters, 14 Professional Interest Sections.

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