Inkandescent Internships: A PR Training Program
The Mission: To create opportunities for college and grad students, and career changers, looking for experience in the PR and marketing fields.
The Program: Based on a 12-week curriculum created to teach interns the basics of PR and marketing, students learn to do research, program and upload data to our websites, write press releases, create media lists, reach out to the media, and develop effective strategies for our clients. The internship ends with an evaluation, and Letter of Recommendation.
The Commitment: The 8-week internship program includes weekly assignments and assessment, bi-weekly conference calls and monthly in-person meetings with staff.
The Benefits: Because our curriculum is designed to have interns learn, and master, the basics of PR, marketing, and business strategy, our interns report that they learn more than expected, and have the opportunity to try their hand in the PR and marketing field in an insightful and effective manner. In fact, we have hired several interns to work as editorial assistants at the end of the program.
For more information:
Contact: Hope Katz Gibbs, president & founder
The Inkandescent Group LLC
Cell: 703 346-6975
Scroll down to meet some of our current and previous interns.
Our Inkandescent Internship Training Program is a step-by-step process that enables participants to experience all aspects of The Inkandescent Group’s services—from PR and marketing to event planning and publishing.
The timeline varies, with the summer program lasting about 8 weeks, and the school year program lasting 10 to 12 weeks. Based on an individual’s interests and availability, a student can try their hand at all the 6 Steps—or pick and choose which ones to advance to after mastering Steps 1, 2, and 3.
Similar to working as a professional in the communications industry, your ambition and abilities will guide you—and ultimately determine your success.
Are you ready to dive in? Click inside to learn more about our program.
If you think the Inkandescent Internship program is for you, we invite you to apply.
Note: Before you respond, do your homework! Familiarize yourself with the 8 main Inkandescent websites, which you can link to using the tabs at the top of each of our sites—as well as the links on TheInkandescentGroup.com.
- Notice how each site feeds, echoes, and amplifies the other.
- See which ones you’d most like to work on.
- And think about where you could offer suggestions about what might make any of them more accessible or appealing to the public, or more valuable to our clients.
SCROLL DOWN TO MEET YOUR CURRENT INTERNS, as well as our graduates. We look forward to meeting you!
Monica is a senior at Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia. She is interested in the social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. She hopes to major in English and education in college.
Lysa Diarra, Summer + Fall Intern 2013
Lysa Diarra is a junior at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington VA. She is pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma, and enjoy studying different cultures, ideas, and taking on new challenges.
“After high school, I hope to pursue a higher education degree in a field that I am passionate about, and can contribute greatly to,” she says. “By joining the Inkandescent Internship team, I hope to expand my knowledge of the Public Relations and Marketing industry while bringing a diverse and new approach to the already dynamic and successful company of The Inkandescent Group, LLC.”
Lucas Alexander, Spring + Summer Intern 2013
Lucas Alexander is a junior at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
He is pursuing majors in Corporate Finance and Human Resources management with a minor in Communication.
He is currently working as an intern at Inkandescent Public Relations, and hopes to pursue a higher education degree upon graduating from college in May 2014.
Rachel Biderman, Summer Intern 2013
Rachel Biderman will be a senior at James Madison High School in the fall. She is currently working as a summer intern for Inkandescent Public Relations, and is both interested and ecstatic for this opportunity. Following her high school graduation in May of 2014, she hopes to pursue the social sciences in higher education, perhaps communications or law.
Shoshana Levenson, Summer Intern 2013
Shoshi Levenson is a sophomore at Walt Whitman High School in Fairfax, VA. She is interested in human psychology, writing, social media, and communication. She looks forward to working as a summer intern at Inkandescent Public Relations, and is eager to learn a lot about the public relations field.
Molly Norrbom, Summer Intern 2013
Molly Norrbom is a rising junior at the College of William and Mary. She is majoring in English and Linguistics and is considering the field of literary publishing.
Lianne Provenzano, Design Intern Summer 2013
Lianne Provenzano is a rising first year at the University of Virginia. Having graduated from James Madison High School with an Advanced Diploma in June 2013, she will pursue a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA. She is currently working as a summer intern for Inkandescent Public Relations, and is interested in all aspects of design and publishing.
Ashley Freund is the new editorial assistant at the Inkandescent Group, a promotion she received in September 2012 after successfully completing the company’s eight-week summer intern program.
In addition to managing and maintaining the company’s comprehensive networking website, www.InkandescentNetworking.com, she assists with writing press releases, transcribing interviews, and working on the company’s monthly business magazine, www.BeInkandescent.com.
A 2013 graduate of Virginia Tech, Freund earned a Communications degree with a focus on Public Relations. She minored in English minor, with an emphasis on Creative Writing.