IRIS would like to welcome two new Public Relations interns, Desirae Trammell and Chelsea Jackson to our staff. Trammell is responsible for producing short videos of staff members and the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) students. Jackson works on writing articles for IRIS’ WordPress blog and the monthly newsletter. Additionally, both interns work together to update and manage IRIS’ social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and most recently Tumblr.
Trammell is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. “I think that this internship will fit really well with my major, and it will give me more experience for future internships and jobs,” Trammell said.
Jackson is a sophomore with a double major in Insect Science and Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration. Although her majors are primarily based on biology, she chose to work for IRIS because she loves to write.
Although both interns attend Iowa State University, both come from different backgrounds. Trammell comes from a small town in Southwest Iowa, called Clearfield. In her spare time she likes to relax and watch movies and television shows on Netflix and read magazines. However, Jackson is originally from Sorrento, which is a rural town in Florida, but she went to high school in Schaumburg, IL.
Although neither Trammell nor Jackson have studied abroad, both would like to travel. Trammell would like to explore Europe, and Jackson has plans to study abroad in Antarctica.
IRIS provides a great opportunity for their new internships, along with other staff members, to learn more about different cultures and grow as individuals. “I have been working at IRIS since the beginning of May and I love learning more about the organization every day,” Jackson said.
Because Trammell and Jackson were hired at the beginning of the summer, they did not have much time to get to know the 2012-2013 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) students. However, both internships are excited to meet the 2013-2014 YES
students in August.
It is a very exciting time for the two new Public Relations interns. 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of the YES program and the 20-year anniversary of IRIS. “It is a great feeling when I read IRIS’ past documents and I can see how far the organization has come in the past 20-years,” Jackson said.
We look forward to seeing more of Trammell’s video clips and reading more of Jackson’s articles.