GREENVILLE, SC — Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) has appointed Alyssa Calamari as the company’s Spring 2019 intern in its Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP). Victoria Sanders, a JDPR intern from Fall 2018, will be returning in her position this Spring, as well. The program, a paid internship lasting 12-14 weeks, allows college-level students the opportunity to contribute to the firm’s client service, content creation and strategic media relations campaigns.

Calamari will graduate from Clemson University in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Calamari interned in Hilton Head Island, SC, with SERG Restaurant Group where she expanded upon her skills in strategic marketing and social media management. At Clemson University, Calamari is a participating member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Clemson University Marketing Association.

Sanders will graduate from Bob Jones University in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Over the summer, she worked as the upstate field director for Gov. Henry McMaster’s campaign. At BJU, Sanders works as a student ambassador and is currently serving as president of her literary society, Beta Epsilon Chi.

“Our EMAP internship has a proven track-record of giving students immersion in the daily routines of our PR agency while also being mentored by our senior-level account executives,” said Jeff Dezen, founder and president of JDPR. “We’re thrilled to have additional young talent in the office, and it speaks volumes about our company and the EMAP program, itself, to have a returning intern who has valued her experience so much that she is returning to broaden her role with our firm. We, at JDPR, are thankful for the opportunity to assist in shaping a professional pathway for Victoria and Alyssa this Spring.”

JDPR is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships. Interested college or university students studying communications, marketing or English should send resumes to Wendy Huston at


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

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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 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.