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The INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley

August 31, 2012

In her second post for the INTERNal Perspective, Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley shares her experience interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and her involvement in the Imagine the Smiles and Summer of a Million Smiles initiatives. Here’s Sarah in her own words:

I have learned so much about Public Relations while interning here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. As a Public Relations intern, I have participated in two major company-wide initiatives, Summer of a Million Smiles and Imagine the Smiles, to deliver smiles in the community and beyond. I was involved in donating flowers to the Island Harvest Mobile Food Pantry in Freeport and was a part of the committee that selected the winners for the Imagine the Smiles campaign from the numerous nominations. It’s great to be a part of something bigger than myself and I always feel good knowing I helped deliver a smile that day.

Working with the Public Relations team has been so much fun and not just another summer job; it’s a true learning experience. I’ve learned best practices to write a successful pitch letter, develop media relationships to secure media placements for our brands. After this experience, I am looking forward to having a leg up as I enter my freshman year at the University of Rhode Island, where I will be majoring in P.R.

-Sarah Melley, Public Relations Department, University of Rhode Island

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