Spring Intern Spotlight: Kaitlin Hughes

At RLF, we are proud to offer a fulfilling and versatile internship program during the spring, summer and fall. RLF’s hands-on internship program provides students with comprehensive experience in the fields of public relations, advertising and marketing as they join numerous account teams.
It’s important for communications interns to learn a variety of skills, from media relations and social media management to design and advertising, to give them exposure to agency life and prepare them for an entry-level position in the industry.
Introducing you to our interns for the spring semester, the spotlight today is on Kaitlin.
Kaitlin Hughes
I am currently in my last semester at UNC-Greensboro. I am majoring in communication studies, but I already have a minor in business administration from East Carolina University. I am blessed to be from the beautiful waterfront of New Bern, N.C. (yes, that’s where Nicholas Sparks lives).
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be working as a social media manager or in public relations of some sort for one of the major environmental/conservation nonprofits like The Sierra Club or World Wildlife Fund.
What is your favorite book?
I honestly don’t have a favorite book because I like all genres, but if I had to pick one of my top five I would say The Great Gatsby. I just recently read it again and cannot wait for the movie this summer.
If you could go out to lunch every day, where would it be?
I am obsessed with Thai food so anything of that variety. I could eat shrimp pad Thai every day of my life.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am a waffle enthusiast. I love to cook waffles and try new recipes or combinations. I once planned a waffle brunch where we had 15 different flavors. If you haven’t tried a bacon waffle, you are simply not living!
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
I really enjoy the hands on learning I get to do each day I intern. Since I am new to the PR industry, it is always exciting to try new things or expand my knowledge of the field. The people here are great too; everyone is so friendly and helpful. Also, those cookies that are sometimes in the coffee room are delicious.
Want to learn more about Kaitlin’s internship or waffle discoveries? Check her out on LinkedIn and Twitter.
To apply for a summer internship at RLF, please send cover letters, resumes and writing samples to interns@rlfcommunications.com.