Investor Relations

I’m wondering if there is anyone in the forums who has worked in the IR field and might be able to help me out. I may have the chance to take an associate position doing IR at a mid-sized US company. Along with the standard work there is a chance to get into a rotational program where I could get experience with M&A and strategy. Currently I’m working on a financial advisory team in an analyst position, but there is essentially zero opportunity for advancement and the time I get to spend on investments is much less than I would like. Like most people here I would love to move an AM position some day and I was wondering if this new job would offer some good experience that I could leverage down the road. Initially I thought that it may be good experience for PE. Would that be a good assumption or am I off base? I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has worked in a position like this before.