By Evelyn Zanowski
This summer I had the pleasure of interning at NYC-based integrated marketing and PR firm, HUNTER PR who have recently been named the Consumer Agency of the Year by Provoke Media. The agency is led by PRSSA-UD alumnus Grace Leong, and work with a variety of brands such as Tabasco (their first client ever!), Amazon, and Diageo brand liquors.
This summer, I served as the Marketing and New Business Development Intern and worked directly with the agency’s internal marketing division. During my time at HUNTER, I would consider my role a “jack of all trades,” as I was ready to help with whatever was needed to be done. No day was the same, and that was something I loved about my experience! Other responsibilities of mine included creating media audits for potential new clients, creating social media content for the agencies’ social platforms, and proofread some important RFIs! What is an RFI you might ask? It is a request for information and a process for PR agencies to complete when reaching out to new clients looking for an agency to work with. It was exciting to see all the behind-the-scenes work that is done to obtain new clients!
I went in wanting to learn as much as I could and to virtually make as many connections as possible. A unique aspect about HUNTER I noticed is how involved higher-level staff works to create connections with everyone at the company. I also enjoyed getting to know my fellow interns who study at other schools around the country.
I want to thank PRSSA-UD for this opportunity, as I served as the Barbara Hunter Fellow, a program that allows one student from UD to work at HUNTER during their summer internship program. My engagement in PRSSA helped me obtain this role, and I encourage other members to get involved as well.
On the last week of my internship, I was able to visit the NYC office which is in the One World Trade Center. I got to see breathtaking 360-degree views of NYC and was able to meet my supervisor, Cal, as well as other staff members. I truly enjoyed the culture, energy, and work ethic of HUNTER, and I hope to one day work for this incredible company. Thank you to everyone who made this such an unforgettable experience.