Executive Training Program

Ruder Finn, Inc. has been leading the evolution of communications consulting for more than sixty-five years. Our insight and breadth of hands-on experience have created some of the most successful communications campaigns of the last few decades - for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, world organizations and cultural institutions.

Because we are one of the world's largest privately-held agencies, our independence affords us the opportunity to reinvest in our most profitable assets: our people and their knowledge. We are a dynamic and energetic group of communications professionals who place a high priority on using our problem-solving skills, our ingenuity, and our creative edge to help clients achieve real business results. At Ruder Finn, our creative edge embodies the unique way we think and the way we work. To ignite this special insight, we build talented, self-motivated teams and establish an environment that empowers them. Ruder Finn is committed to the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity. While composed of industry-specific business practices, we operate as an integrated Agency that calls upon the wisdom, insight and experience of executives in relevant specialties.

Ruder Finn's paid Executive Training Program is offered three times per year in our New York City headquarters. The Executive Training Program, which began more than thirty-five years ago, is well known throughout the public relations industry and entry-level employees are rarely hired without having completed the Program. The Agency hires many of the Program’s best graduates to fill assistant account executive positions, but a full-time position is not guaranteed.

The Executive Training Program is for recent college graduates who are interested in beginning a career in public relations. Many have little to no prior experience in the field. Executive Trainees work full time, attend weekly classes, and participate in other educational and social activities.