GREENVILLE, SC – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR), a corporate communications agency specializing in strategic public relations, media relations and social media, has appointed Zach Allen and Rebecca Mitlin to the company’s Fall 2019 Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP). The EMAP program, a paid internship lasting 12-15 weeks, pairs college-level students with a senior executive, giving these students a chance to learn while adding value to client work. Interns get hands-on experience contributing to the firm’s client service, and strategic media relations campaigns.

Allen graduated from Syracuse University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Digital Journalism and a minor in Sports Management. While at Syracuse, Allen was a weekly sports anchor and hosted a morning news show at CitrusTV, the student-run television station. Allen also interned at the local NBC/CBS affiliate in Syracuse for two years, where he covered local sports ranging from high school athletics to reporting on a plethora of Syracuse University football and basketball games.

Mitlin graduated from Clemson University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Mitlin is now pursuing her master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Georgetown University while staying involved in the Upstate. The newest Junior Research Fellow at Clemson’s Division of Public Safety, Mitlin tracks social media for potential security threats to the public. Mitlin interned with niNe Magazine as a social media intern as well, managing multiple platforms and their strategies.

JDPR is currently accepting applications for Spring 2020 internships. Interested college or university students studying Marketing, Communications or English should send résumés to Wendy Huston at

Media Contact: Wendy Huston | (864) 233-3776, Ext. 17 |

About JDPR

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 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.