Lindsay Sloan, Intern and Freelance Writer

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Staff Profile: Lindsay Sloan, Intern and Part-time Freelance Writer

During the past three years, PCHAS’ Communications team, part of the Development Department, has “hosted” many interns – most are students from the University of Texas’ Moody School of Communications; others are recent graduates of the University of Texas.

It’s a win-win situation. PCHAS benefits by having extra hands to write blog posts, Facebook posts and help with our website initiatives. The interns gain valuable experience, as evidenced by a letter sent to Margaret Barry, director of communications, from Rachel Short, PCHAS’ first intern three years ago: “Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve as an intern. My internship was the absolute best learning experience a college student could have. I thoroughly enjoyed working at PCHAS, and I look forward to hearing how PCHAS continues to grow into an even better nonprofit than it already is.”

Some of the interns end up joining the PCHAS staff as part-time writers. One of these writers is Lindsay Sloan, who writes blog posts for PCHAS. A native of Cypress, Texas, a suburb of Houston area, Lindsay is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). She is majoring in corporate communication studies with a minor in English, and plans to complete a business certificate from the McCombs School of Business. She is the president of the UT student chapter for Women Communicators of Austin (WCA), a professional association for women in the communications field. She is also a member of the WCA Sponsorship Committee working with Margaret, WCA’s Vice President for Development.

Currently, Lindsay is an intern for Leverage PR where she writes blog entries, drafts “pitches” to the news media, writes press releases and conducts research on clients and reporters. When Lindsay is not working or focusing on her studies, she is participating in a UT a cappella group, One Note Stand (ONS). She was ONS’s vice president last year and will be the president in 2016.

After graduation, Lindsay hopes to work as an account executive for a major public relations firm and learn more about the industry. Her long-term career goal is to work in the communications department, public relations or media relations department of a non-profit specializing in improving the public education system.

PCHAS is grateful to Lindsay and to other interns who helped us in the past: Thomas Knight (nephew of Ed Knight, PCHAS President and CEO), Allison Bohanan and Amy Prince. Thank you all for your service!

By Hanna De Hoyos and Margaret Barry