I began my internship at Gainesville Police Department in November and I plan to continue there until I graduate in May. I have had an incredible experience in media relations, as well as public relations. I work in the public information office, where I assist the PIO/spoksperson with a variety of diverse tasks.

This internship has been as helpful, if not more helpful to me than the Convention. My main "claim to fame" at the Department, is writing press releases. For the first time, GPD has press release on the website, which is a great PR tool to have. I update the releases on a regular basis. This is beneficial to the department, as well as to myself.

Other tasks I am responsible for include: create an annual report for the orgainzation, write stories for a city-wide newsletter, assist in coordinating press conferences, observing the production of television show "Police Beat," and interact with all media, including radio, print and TV.

To view press releases from the past several months, click here

check my resume to get a list of my specific duties as an intern at GPD.