PRSA Associate Membership

Launch Your Career

PRSA’s community of public relations and communications professionals work worldwide, in nearly every practice area, from sports and entertainment to government and investor relations, in corporations, nonprofits and agencies. Joining this network is your first step to success.

As a PRSSA member, you are eligible to join PRSA as an Associate Member up to five months before or two years after you graduate. Associate Member dues are only $60 – a savings of nearly $200 – per year. Apply online through MyPRSA or download the membership application (PDF).

The benefits of PRSA Associate Membership are many, and include the following:

  • PRSA Chapters. Whether you stay near to home after graduation or move to a new city, the nearest PRSA Chapter is your new community of mentors, colleagues and friends. Find support from professionals who know the area, the media, and the business and employment opportunities. You may join a PRSA Chapter when you join PRSA National, or you can wait until you know where you will be settling down.
      
  • New Professional Section. Membership in the New Professional Section — a subgroup of PRSA for members who are new to the profession — is a distinction that demonstrates your confidence and desire to succeed. Networking with peers who are sharing your challenges is the best way to assess and accelerate your career advancement. Through newsletters, mentoring, podcasts, webinars and in-person events tailored for new professionals, build critical knowledge and skills.
      
  • Other Professional Interest Sections. As a member of a PRSA Section, you have access to insider industry information that is critical in today's highly competitive workforce. Sections offer programs and face-to-face networking events that keep you connected with those in your specialty and on top of the latest public relations best practices.
       
  • Member-only Benefits. Keep your access to PRSA member-only benefits, such as the PRSA Member Directory, free Silver and Bronze anvil case studies, leadership tools, professional development discounts, and news and intelligence.
Become a PRSA Associate Member.

"The PRSA Associate membership gave me an edge over fellow entry level public relations folks. My local Chapter provided a network of public relations professionals in my city so I could meet mentors to guide me through my first years in the industry. I also gained the opportunity to enhance my public relations skills through leadership positions in PRSA New Pros and my local Chapter."

– Jessica Noonan
  Client Executive,
Burson-Marsteller
  Class of 2012, American University