Spring Intern Spotlight – Erin Reilly

These days, even entry-level positions in public relations require real world experience. That is one of the reasons RLF strongly believes in hosting an internship program that exposes college students to the what agency life is really like on a daily basis. Over the course of the semester, local college students gain practical experience and firsthand knowledge by working closely with qualified professionals on a variety of client accounts.
This spring, two new interns have joined the RLF team: Erin Reilly and Chelsea Korynta. Our first intern spotlight is on Erin Reilly.
“I’m a Boston native who made her way down south for school. I’m a senior at Elon University majoring in strategic communications with a minor in business administration. I love cooking and travelling, but I love dogs most of all.”
If you could live in any country, where would you live?
If I could live in any country, it would be Italy. I come from an Italian family, so the culture and traditions are close to my heart. I also studied abroad in Florence for a semester and fell in love with it! There are so many beautiful places to visit in Italy and I can’t wait to go back and explore more.

What is your dream job?
My dream job is working in public relations, preferably for a big firm in New York City. I love the fast-paced environment and creativity involved in everyday work. Although I’m not very familiar with it, I think working in the fashion or lifestyle industry would be really cool!
What is your favorite food to snack on?
Chips and guacamole is definitely my favorite snack. I love Mexican food!
Do you have any pets?
I have a 10-year-old black lab at home named Roxy. She still has so much energy and loves to go for walks! It’s tough being so far away from home and not being able to see her, so my mom sends me pictures of her all the time!
If you could learn any skill, what would it be?
When I was younger, I loved to perform; I played piano, took dance lessons, performed in school plays, etc. Although I don’t do any of those anymore, I would love to learn how to sing really well. It would take a lot of work though!
What do you like most about living in North Carolina?
The weather! I decided to come down south for college because I love warm weather. Also, I love how friendly people are (much more so than in Boston). The pace of life in North Carolina is enjoyable and it was easy to adjust. I could see myself staying here after I graduate!