In Sarah’s third blog post for the INTERNal Perspective, she describes how much she has learned at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM as well as her wonderful experiences with Summer of a Million Smiles:
“My name is Sarah Melley and I am a Public Relations intern here at 1-800-Flowers.com. I am going into my sophomore year at the University of Rhode Island with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Leadership Studies. This is my second summer as an intern here and I love it. The PR team has taught me so much in the past year and they continue to teach me every day. I have improved my writing skills by drafting at least one pitch a week and I am constantly learning about different media outlets and how to form the best media relationships.
So far this summer I have had the opportunity to participate in the Summer of a Million Smiles campaign through two events. I attended a Mets game with the PR department and several other interns where we handed out Cheryl’s cookies and The Popcorn Factory popcorn balls to fans as they were leaving the stadium, which delivered some sweet smiles! Later this month I will also be attending the Surfer’s Way event down in Long Beach. At this event, children with special needs will be able to surf the waves, regardless of the challenges they might be experiencing. I will be delivering smiles by helping out with equipment and snacks throughout the day.
So far this internship has been great! I have learned so much about Public Relations between my first year at school and the past two summers working here at 1800Flowers.com. This internship was an awesome opportunity to show me the ropes of PR and I look forward to learning more.”
-Sarah Melley, Public Relations Department, University of Rhode Island