Gagliano Internship. Vol 2, No. 47 for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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                           Vol. 2, No. 47 — Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Gagliano Intership

By Elizabeth Benedict

The Gagliano Group will be accepting a public relations intern for Fall 2018.

Members of the PRSSA organization are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by the end of the semester. The internship is paid and requires approximately twelve hours of work per week.  The internship is for the Gagliano group, a full service ad agency in downtown Hammond.

The hired intern will be responsible for writing press releases, social media posts, radio and television spots, copy for web slides, and newsletter articles. Other responsibilities include communicating with clients and making phone calls.  Excellent interpersonal communications and good writing skills are a must. Upperclassmen are encouraged to apply to ensure writing experience.

The president of PRSSA, Cabrina Gordon, took some time out to tell me about her experience with the internship.

My experience as an intern at The Gagliano Group allowed me to look more at the “relations” side of “public relations.” I learned that while it is important to be able to write eloquently and be creative when putting together ads and other things, it’s equally, if not more, important to ensure that you have a good relationship with your client. I had to make sure that I represented myself and the agency well when I made phone calls and visited places. Mr. Gagliano gave me every opportunity to brush up on my interpersonal communication skills.

I also learned what goes behind the scenes with advertisements and promotions, whether It’s a Facebook post or direct mail piece. It was crucial for me to proofread repeatedly and check the sources of pictures to make sure they’re legitimate.

I wouldn’t change my time working there for the world. I feel like it has molded me into a better writer, for I learned how to be more creative and authentic while representing the best interests of the client simultaneously. Those are skills that I can carry with me as I pursue a career in public relations after I graduate.”

To apply, applicants should include their resume, a writing sample, and a letter of recommendation from a college professor.  Students interested may contact PRSSA President, Cabrina Gordon at


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