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

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Scroll down to meet some of our current and previous interns.

Inkandescent Internships: The Six-Step Curriculum

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.

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The Inkandescent Application

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

  • 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!

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Bilguunzaya Battogtokh, Intern Summer 2014

Bilguunzaya Battogtokh is a sophomore at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia. She is interested in studying business and economics and is super excited about interning at Inkandescent. She hopes to learn a lot during the course of her internship and meet new people as well. Outside of school and work, she is really passionate about soccer and is very excited for the 2014 World Cup.


Lianne Provenzano, Design Intern Summer 2013 + Summer 2014

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.


Elizabeth Kim, Intern Summer 2014

Elizabeth Kim is a junior at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she is a pursuing concentrations in Marketing Operations Management and Retail. Her role models are Wharton Professor Barbara Kahn, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, designer Tom Ford, and Audrey Hepburn.

Elizabeth is working toward a career in the fashion industry. She believes that fashion is a language and an art that not only has a part in expression, but also can be used for empowerment and self-identity.


Hallie Goldstein, Intern Summer 2014

Hallie Goldstein is a rising sophomore at Indiana University in Bloomington where she studies broadcast journalism. She is a proud member of the Media Scholars, a small group of students that are passionate about media and excel in their field.

Along with broadcasting, Hallie is interested in telecommunications. Hallie is also passionate about children suffering in Africa and has studied the Yoruba language which is spoken in Nigeria and other parts of western Africa.

Her goal is to have a career that allows her to travel the world and report from unique locations. Her dream job would be taking over for Giuliana Rancic as a reporter for E news.


Angie Leon, Intern 2014

Angie Leon is a junior at Washington Lee high school. “I have a passion for animals and I’m interested in becoming a veterinarian when I’m older,” she says. “I also love learning sign language and new ways to communicate.” Angie joined the Inkandescent Intern team in January 2014.


Monica Panlilio, Intern fall 2013-2014

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, Intern summer 2013-2014

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.