Meet our Fall interns!

September 24, 2019

Meet our Fall interns!

 

At Ceisler Media, we are proud to continue our partnerships with Greater Philadelphia universities to provide hands-on internship experience in communications, issue advocacy and more. Welcome Lexie, McKay and Rhianna! Interested in internship opportunities at Ceisler Media? Contact Julia Shreiber at Julia@ceislermedia.com.

 

 

 

 

The Basics

 

Name: Lexie Kilpatrick

University: Temple University

Major: Political Science with a minor in Digital Media Engagement

Expected Graduation Date:  May 2020

Favorite class to date & Why: Media and the Political Process, because it showed how much the media can affect public opinion.

 

Why You’re Here

 

What drew you to intern at Ceisler Media?

I have a lot of experience in politics and government, so I wanted to learn first-hand how politics and the media intersect. Ceisler media also has a diverse set of clients, so I can really explore public relations in all types of industries.

 

What are you hoping to get out of this experience?

This is a different experience than the rest of my past internships, so I’m excited to learn everything there is to know about public relations and communications and gain confidence in my abilities.

 

What issue(s) are you most excited to work on?

Anything pertaining to politics since the 2020 election is coming up!

What are your post-graduation goals?

I think I would like to get into non-profit communications!

 

Fun Facts

 

Favorite Snack Food: peanut-butter filled pretzels

Guilty Pleasure TV Show: The 100 and Law and Order: SVU

Song stuck in your head: Still Beating by Mac DeMarco

Person of the moment: Ariana Grande, always

 

Anything else the world should know about you?

I studied abroad in London this past summer and learned all about British politics and Brexit!

 

 

 

The Basics

 

Name: McKay Norton

University: University of Pennsylvania

Major: Communication and Public Service

Expected Graduation Date:  May 2020

Favorite class to date & Why: My favorite class I’ve taken is called Communication and the Presidency. The class focuses on presidential speeches, and culminates in a big research paper on any president we choose. I got the chance to travel to the Clinton Presidential Library and the University of Arkansas library in order to conduct primary research for my project in which I studied how Bill and Hillary Clinton respectively endorse each other for the presidency. It was a life-changing experience and definitely my favorite class to date.

 

Why You’re Here

 

What drew you to intern at Ceisler Media?

I think this internship will allow me to learn more about an industry I’ve only studied in the classroom. The work done at Ceisler Media aligns perfectly with my studies at Penn in that the communication work done here is for companies and organizations that are doing some form of public service.

 

What are you hoping to get out of this experience?

I want to learn more of the technical skills that are essential for jobs in PR, as well as get a better understanding of how this industry works as a whole. It’s also important to me that before I leave Philly, I have a good understanding of the issues facing the people in this city and throughout the state of Pennsylvania, which I know I can learn at Ceisler.

 

What issue(s) are you most excited to work on?

I’m really interested in education and children’s issues.

 

What are your post-graduation goals?

I’m hoping to attend law school in the fall.

 

Fun Facts

 

Favorite Snack Food: Popcorn

Guilty Pleasure TV Show: Anything on Bravo

Song stuck in your head: All of Taylor Swift’s new album

Person of the moment: Taylor Swift

 

 

 

The Basics

 

Name: Rhianna Davis

University: Rowan University

Major: Public Relations

Expected Graduation Date: May 2020

Favorite class to date & Why: Social Problems because it was a real eye-opener into just how bad some of the problems are in the world. It is a discussion-based course and a great experience to talk through the problems and solutions.

 

Why You’re Here

 

What drew you to intern at Ceisler Media?

I’ve interested in the public affairs, nonprofit, crisis, and healthcare sides of public relations, and Ceisler Media does it all!

 

What are you hoping to get out of this experience?

I am hoping to continue to improve my writing and media pitching skills, as these are some of the most important skills that aren’t always taught in the classroom. 

 

What issue(s) are you most excited to work on?

I am excited to work on affordable housing and clean energy issues. I’ve taken a few environmental science courses, so I’m very passionate about climate change issues in particular. 

 

What are your post-graduation goals?

Public affairs is by far my favorite aspect of public relations, so I would love to continue working in the public affairs field or an agency. I also hope to earn a master’s of legal studies since public affairs involves an overlap of public relations, law, and policy.

 

Fun Facts

 

Favorite Snack Food: Popcorn

Guilty Pleasure TV Show: Impractical Jokers. Sometimes after a hard day, you just need some easy humor.

Song stuck in your head: Any song from the movie, “Rocketman”

Person of the moment: My father

 

Anything else the world should know about you? 

I’m always excited to gain work experience in preparation to graduate, so this is actually my sixth internship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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