Not only are internships important for learning valuable industry skills, but also for building diverse portfolios. At RLF, we encourage our interns to keep track of each press release they write, media list they build, and research document they create. These work examples are perfect for creating a portfolio to show future employers.
RLF welcomes four interns to the office this summer. Our second intern spotlight is on Trey.
I graduated from Elon University on May 25 with a major in strategic communications. I am from Winston-Salem, the birth place of Krispy Kreme.
What is an important lesson you have learned in college?
The most important lesson I learned in college was how valuable relationships are. It is important to develop meaningful relationships, both personally and professionally. Strong relationships are what made my college experience so memorable.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be PR, advertising or marketing for something related to sports, but especially golf. I would really like to work for the PGA Tour because I really want to go to The Masters.
Which summer flick are you most excited about seeing in the theater?
I’m excited about “The Internship” with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. They were great together in “Wedding Crashers” and I’m hoping they’re just as good this time around.
What is a fun fact about you?
I studied abroad in London for three months in the fall of 2011. While in London, I also interned at a boutique PR agency.
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
I like the fact that we’re able to participate in real world media relations. It vastly improves your communications skills when you have to get the attention of journalists.
Follow Trey online at @trey_newstedt.
To apply for an internship at RLF, please send cover letters, resumes and writing samples to email@example.com.