Fall Intern Spotlight: Brittany Melvin

What is a typical day like in the life of an RLF intern? Well, as many PR professionals know, there is no such thing as a typical day in our industry. This is true for RLF interns, too, as they work on a variety of projects for different clients. One day they can be building a targeted media list for financial trade publications, and the next day they can be participating in a brainstorming session for a new project.
RLF has four interns this fall, including two who participated in our most recent summer internship program. Today, our final intern spotlight is on Brittany.

Brittany Melvin
I am from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and am a senior at High Point University majoring in strategic communications and Spanish.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to work in public relations in some capacity related to entertainment or sports. If I could incorporate my knowledge of Spanish into my job, that would be a bonus!
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. In fact, I enjoy reading all of Nicholas Sparks’ books as they’re great to read by the beach or pool in the summer!
How did you spend your summer?
This summer, I interned at a full-service public relations, marketing and events agency in New York City.  I worked in public relations in the lifestyle department and was responsible for work for multiple clients. It was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to gain experience in a wide gamut of areas related to public relations and event planning.
What is a fun fact about you?
I enjoy playing sports and I played on a competitive traveling basketball team until the end of high school.
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far?
My favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far has been gaining experience in the agency side of public relations and learning about a variety of industries. I enjoy the environment of the agency, as well, including everyone’s focus, commitment and enthusiasm.
 
To apply for an internship at RLF, please send cover letters, resumes and writing samples to interns@rlfcommunications.com.

Fall Intern Spotlight: Danielle Boniche

For college students, finding the perfect internship – one that allows them to successfully contribute to a company while also expanding their skills – can be tough. Yet, it’s important for public relations and communications students to learn a variety of skills, from media relations and social media management to design and advertising, to set them apart from their peers.
RLF offers comprehensive spring, summer and fall internships designed to prepare students for careers in public relations, marketing and advertising. Interns gain hands-on experience by working with seasoned professionals and practicing skills learned in the classroom.
This fall, we welcome back two interns from our summer program, Adam Bowers and Hannah Nelson, as well as two new interns, Danielle Boniche and Brittany Melvin.
Danielle Boniche

I am a senior at Elon University and am originally from Trumbull, Conn. At Elon, I am majoring in strategic communications with an emphasis in public relations, and minoring in international studies.
What is your dream job?
I am really passionate about helping others and the concept of community development. I would love to do public relations work for a nonprofit community development-based group or integrate the skills I have learned into a project overseas.
What is your favorite book?
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.
How did you spend your summer?
This past summer was the busiest summer of my life. I returned from a semester abroad in Australia in late June and then spent two weeks in West Virginia volunteering with the Appalachia Service Project.
What is a fun fact about you?
I have traveled to three continents in the past year (Africa, Australia and North America)!
What is your favorite part of being an intern at RLF so far? 
My first two weeks at RLF have been amazing. This is my first time working in an agency and I have already learned so much. I have the opportunity to improve different skill sets and contribute my own ideas. Right now, I am developing ways to promote a new movie coming out, which is really exciting.
Follow Danielle online at @dboniche.
Stay tuned tomorrow to meet our other new fall intern, Brittany Melvin!
 
To apply for an internship at RLF, please send cover letters, resumes and writing samples to interns@rlfcommunications.com.