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Jeff Dezen Public Relations

Organization:
Jeff Dezen Public Relations 
13-A East Coffee St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Supervisor: 
Name: Robin Blackwood
Title: Director of Client Services 
Email: robinb@jdpr.com
Phone: 864-233-3776 x 20

Type of Organization:
 Agency  Media Organization  Governmental Agency  Educational  Not-For-Profit  Manufacturer, Retailer or Service  Other

Major Recommended for Position : 
 Advertising  Public Relations  Visual Communications  Broadcast Journalism  Print Journalism  Mass Communications Concentration

Pay:
$1,500 stipend for student upon completion of internship

Term: 
Fall Spring Summer

Duties of Intern:
JDPR's internship program provides students with exposure to a broad range of disciplines within the communications profession, including Public Relations, Media Relations, Marketing, Advertising and Event Planning. The intern will gain experience in all divisions of the agency’s business, including, but not limited to, telecommunications, building products, healthcare, lawn and garden, sports and lifestyle, and professional services accounts. Specific roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Distributing news releases to local, regional and national media • Preparing media materials for distribution to target media • Researching media and updating media databases via web-based research tools • Maintaining client media placements • Distributing direct mail and other marketing and promotional materials to target media and consumer groups • Assisting in researching, writing and editing news releases for clients • Some administrative duties where applicable The length of the internship is 8-10 weeks, with starting and ending dates flexible according to the student's summer/semester schedule. Interns are expected to work an average of 15-20 hours per week.

Skills Required for Internship:
JDPR is looking for college students (a rising junior or senior) who are pursuing degrees in Journalism, Communications, English or related fields. The candidate must possess strong written and verbal communications skills, familiarity and proficiency with major Microsoft programs and the Internet and the ability to make cold calls for research purposes. The ideal candidate will be a disciplined, detail-oriented, exceptionally organized self-starter who is willing to work hard in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.