• July 2013

Meet Our Summer 2013 Inkandescent Interns

Inkandescent Internships: A PR Training Program was established to create opportunities for college and grad students, and career changers, looking for experience in the PR and marketing fields.

The Program: Based on an eight-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 eight-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.

Scroll down to meet our Summer 2013 team (in alpha order), and click here to send us an email to let us know that you’d like to participate in our Fall program.


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 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.

Lysa Diarra is a junior at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington VA. She is pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma. She enjoys 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.”

Shoshana 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 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. This summer, Molly will be assisting Kathleen McCarthy with copyediting articles on our monthly business magazine, BeInkandescent.com, as well as helping with research.

Lianne Provenzano is a rising first year at the University of Virginia. After graduating from James Madison High School with an Advanced Diploma, 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.

And meet our former summer 2012 intern, Ashley Freund, who has since become our editorial assistant.

Editorial assistant at the Inkandescent Group since last fall, Ashley earned this promotion after successfully completing the company’s eight-week summer training 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, with an emphasis on Creative Writing.

Would you like to become an Inkandescent Intern? Send us an email: hope@inkandescentpr.com.