Summer Intern Spotlight – Jenna Barone

RLF believes that internships provide valuable training and experience to the next generation of PR and marketing professionals, so we have worked hard to create a comprehensive internship program. Students get a taste for agency life by working closely with our team on a variety of client accounts. Throughout the course of a summer or semester, interns enhance their skills in preparation for a career in public relations, marketing, or advertising.

This summer, RLF welcomes two new interns: Jenna Barone and Piper Anderson. Our first intern spotlight is on Jenna Barone.

“I live in the suburbs of St. Louis and am majoring in strategic communications at Elon University. In addition to interning at RLF this summer, I am also participating in the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program. As a rising senior, I hope to travel the summer after graduation before jumping into the work force and pursuing a career in public relations.”

What has been your favorite part about working at RLF?

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience interning at RLF Communications! I love the company culture, especially occasional visits from employees’ dogs. As an intern, I work closely with everyone in the office to write press releases, construct social media copy, brainstorm strategy, etc. I’ve enjoyed getting a taste of agency life by engaging with several client accounts.

What are you passionate about?

I love tap dancing! Unfortunately, I can’t touch my toes or leap gracefully, so I’m kind of a one-trick-pony. I plan on attending the North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival this summer for the first time. My tap professor at Elon runs the festival, and I’m eager to take a couple of master classes from some incredible artists.

What is your favorite movie quote?

“…if Jesus Christ lived in Chicago today, and he had come to me and he had five thousand dollars, let’s just say things would have turned out differently.”-Billy Flynn (Chicago)

What is your favorite family tradition?

My dad was half Italian and a really great cook. I grew up eating pasta dishes with homemade sauce every Friday night. My friends loved coming over for dinner on these nights, and I always enjoyed the time spent at the table in good company. To enhance the dining experience, my dad played Italian opera music (often Il Vollo or Andrea Bocelli) during the meal.

What is your favorite snack?

Some people think it’s a strange combination, but I love peanut butter crackers and milk.