Intern Spotlight: Hannah Nelson

Gaining hands-on internship experience is a vital part of landing a job in public relations. Whether you spend time participating in client brainstorming sessions, crafting advertisements with the creative department, or organizing a high-profile grand opening, the knowledge you acquire will be invaluable.
At RLF, we are proud to offer a fulfilling and versatile internship program during the spring, summer and fall for 12 interns a year. Our summer internship program includes a one-day intern bootcamp to learn tips for best practices from our team. Topics include media relations, crisis communications, branding, advertising, new media and investor relations.
This summer, we welcome four enthusiastic interns to our office:  Gretchen Cundiff, Adam Bowers, Hannah Nelson and Laura Van Drie. Let’s first meet Hannah!
Hannah Nelson

I am a rising senior at Elon University. I come from Silver Spring, Md (just north of DC), but I’ve fallen in love with the southern pace of life and can’t wait to settle here. I am majoring in strategic communications with minors in business administration and German studies.
What is your dream job?
Social media strategist/trend analyst for Fortune 500 companies.
What do you do when you aren’t at RLF?
At home, my family is an avid sailing bunch on the Bay. I’ve taught sailing camp in DC for many summers and feel most at home on the water.  This summer, I’m working part time at Elon’s library and finishing up a research article.
What is a fun fact about you?
I won a dance competition while I was abroad in Germany, but I couldn’t understand the person on the phone telling me exactly what I had won!
What is your favorite book?
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks (but I really love any book written by him)!
If you could go out to lunch every day, where would it be?
Chipotle! I can’t get enough and usually make the trek from Elon to Greensboro just for those wonderfully huge burritos!
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
All of the responsibility and trust that is placed on us. My first task on my first day was to write a pitch letter. They believe in me, so I push myself to exceed my potential and gain experience!
Follow Hannah online at @Hannah_Bernice or
Stay tuned the rest of the week to meet our other three summer interns!
To apply for an internship at RLF, please send cover letters, resumes and writing samples to