Regan Communications/UMass Amherst Internship Available for Students This Summer

AMHERST, Mass. - Regan Communications, the largest privately owned public relations firm in the Northeast, is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students to apply for summer internship positions in its Boston office. These full-time and part-time positions are available to University of Massachusetts Amherst students through an arrangement with the university’s Office of News and Media Relations. The application deadline is Thursday, April 23, 2009.

Responsibilities will include providing public relations support, drafting news releases, interacting with local and national media, compiling media lists, coordinating special events, and general office work such as phoning, faxing, Internet research, filing, and driving in and around Boston.

Regan Communications Group, Inc. is a full-service public relations firm encompassing marketing and advertising. The firm has more than 100 accounts and 50 staff professionals. Senior staff members include former television and newspaper reporters and editors. Clients include professional sports teams, major banks and insurance companies, several prominent restaurants and nightclubs, radio stations, a major daily newspaper, a prestigious hotel, several major law firms and government agencies. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple accounts and receive hands-on experience in all aspects of public relations.

Candidates should be self-starters with a polished, professional appearance who demonstrate initiative and creativity. Excellent oral and written skills as well as a driver’s license are required. The internship is unpaid, but students will have the opportunity to earn course credit. Preference will be given to candidates who can work as student assistants in the Office of News and Media Relations during the academic year.

Regan Communications Group has offices in Boston, New York City, West Palm Beach, Providence, Hartford and Cape Cod. To learn more about the firm, visit www.regancom.com.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, send a resume and cover letter, in hard copy or e-mail, by Thursday, April 23 to:

Edward Blaguszewski
Executive Director of News and Media Relations
200 Munson Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
edblag@admin.umass.edu