Kyle's Inside Scoop Into The Life As A LLPR Intern
When I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Public Relations, I knew exactly what I wanted to do but had minimal experience doing it. Public Relations is a competitive field with very little diversity, and I found myself struggling to find opportunity. Then one day, like a guardian angel, my sister informed me of a very respected and well-known boutique PR firm – Liz Lapidus PR.
The more I researched Liz Lapidus PR and its impressive client list, the more I was intrigued by the company. Being a young, eager graduate, I took a chance and shot over an email to the ladies of LLPR to see if I could possibly shadow for a day or become a future intern.
I was nervous about what their response would be or if they would be accepting of a black male intern. Within the same day, I received a response back from the team inviting me to shadow them at one of their events taking place that weekend. Immediately, I had butterflies about meeting the team, but all of that went out the window quickly. The LLPR team was kind and accepting of me at the event and invited me to interview for an intern position. After my interview process, about a month later, I was pleasantly surprised to be notified that I was chosen for the position.
Through the internship, I have had the opportunity to gain real-world experience for the foundation of my professional career.
These past couple of months, I have had the opportunity to see how publicists interact with clients and adapt to the ever changing landscape of PR, and I gained insight to the day-to-day operations of an agency. This internship has helped me so much with visualizing my career path and gaining skills that I can apply to my future career as a publicist. The staff is very helpful and provides you with all the resources you need to grow in this profession.
I have had to learn to adapt on the fly to unexpected instances such as this virus. Going from an in-office intern to a virtual intern has been a smooth transition because of the guidance of the LLPR staff. I still get to perform the same tasks that I would normally, just in the comfort of my home. I look forward to seeing what else the team has in store for us these next few months.