JDPR adds two new interns for Spring 2023, extends internship for third

Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) is excited to welcome two new interns, Kylie Harrison and Soura Saxton, and one returning intern, Isabel Matos, to the marketing and communication agency’s Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP) for Spring 2023. JDPR’s internship program, active for over 20 years, empowers aspiring public relations and communication professionals to work with real clients to produce real-world deliverables, giving them a leg up in the industry.

“The EMAP program offers a unique experience for our participants to expand upon and further the trajectory of their communication careers,” said Drew Dezen, agency director. “We are honored to provide our interns with concrete campaign experiences by challenging them to think outside of the box and step into advanced roles with our ever-growing catalog of clients.”

Harrison graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communication Studies. During her time at Clemson, she also completed coursework at the Instituto Lorenzo De’ Medici in Florence, Italy and is proficient in both Italian and Spanish. Prior to joining JDPR, Harrison interned with the U.S. House of Representatives and Congressional Leadership Fund as well as managed Congress campaign fundraisers in her hometown and served as Campus Political Organizer for the Feminist Majority Foundation at Clemson.

Saxton graduated from Furman University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in Health, Medicine and Culture. During her time as an Undergraduate student, Saxton worked as a writer for Furman’s Her Campus Blog. Prior to her internship at JDPR, she volunteered her time as an editor for the Greenville Homeless Alliance, raising awareness for the coalition and further telling the story of how the agencies work together to reduce homelessness locally. 

Matos is a senior at Southern Wesleyan University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Communications. Previously, Matos was a member of the Warrior Women’s golf team, ran a sports talk show, and created the social media accounts for Southern Wesleyan’s Dining Commons. Through her time at JDPR, Matos has supported the lifestyle and sports groups accounts as well as assisted in the launch of a new power equipment brand.

JDPR will soon be accepting applications for summer 2023 interns. Interested college or university students studying marketing, communication, English or related subjects should send their resume and cover letter to Raine Riley at rainer@jdpr.com


Media Contact: Raine Riley; (864) 233-3776 ext. 105; rainer@jdpr.com

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Founded in 1991, JDPR is a full-service Public Relations agency, providing its clients with best-in-class strategic marketing communication services underpinned by deliberate business analysis to include strategic planning, national and regional media relations, SEO services, memorable social media campaigns that drive engagement, crisis communication planning and creative idea generation aimed at advancing clients’ business objectives. For more information visit JDPR.com.