When hiring entry-level employees, public relations agencies look for candidates with great communication and writing skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and most importantly, internship experience.
At RLF, we are proud to offer a hands-on internship program for college students during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Our interns gain real-world experience while working with seasoned professionals on public relations, marketing and advertising projects.
This summer, we are excited to welcome four interns to the agency: Cody Jeffery, Liz Jester, Trey Newstedt and Heather Harder. Let’s meet Cody first.
I am currently a rising sophomore at Meredith College and I am majoring in business administration with minors in communications, economics and professional writing. I am from a tiny map-dot town called Silk Hope where Farmer’s Day is the most anticipated event of the year and truck pulls are the epicenters of social life. My life revolves around riding horses and giving lessons, and I hope to one day work for an equine publication.
What is an important lesson you have learned in college?
Although I’ve only finished my first year of college, I have learned that money management is key to survival. I came to school with obsessive time management and organizational skills, but my ability to save money was less than perfect. I suppose driving a vehicle that got more than 12 mpg would have helped!
What is your dream job?
Without a doubt, my dream job is to become an equestrian journalist or editor for a quarter horse publication. Fusing my two passions of horses and journalism would be a dream come true any day for me.
Which summer flick are you most excited about seeing in the theater?
I’m not a big movie person, but I love going to country concerts in the summer. In July, one of my best friends and I are going to see the Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Thompson Square concert.
What is a fun fact about you?
I have a lot of fun facts: I’m left-handed; I drive an old manual F-150; my mom is an Irish immigrant; I don’t have a middle name; I’ve never had the chicken pox or a broken bone; and my horse’s name is Red Velvet because she’s fat and red like a red velvet cake!
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
I love the laid-back atmosphere and being able to write as a part of my daily job.
Follow Cody online at @c_o_d_y_j.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.