INDIANAPOLIS – Megan Everett has been named Tom Hirons intern for the summer term as part of a program made in partnership with the IU Media School in honor of the founder of Hirons.
Everett will be a senior at Indiana University and is studying public relations and advertising. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, including serving past internships with Warner Bros. Records, Indiana University Athletics, DoStuff Network and the WonderLab Science Museum.
“I’m looking forward to this incredible opportunity. Tom Hirons is a legend in the IU PR and advertising community, so I’m honored to represent him as well as Hirons as a whole,” said Everett. “They’re getting a student who’s ready to learn and contribute to the agency.”
As a Tom Hirons intern, Everett will experience agency operations and engage with community leaders, with an emphasis on organizations and individuals with whom Tom Hirons has had significant relationships. She will also contribute to the communications management team, as some of her duties will include writing copy and creating media kits, pitching media, conducting extensive research and assisting in new business brainstorming sessions. Hirons offers the internship every semester to an IU student pursuing a career in advertising or public relations.
“The fact Tom Hirons is still so active in the Media School and university shows his dedication to PR and advertising, his agency and, especially, our students,” said Emily Harrison, director of development and alumni relations for the IU Media School. “This internship program allows us to send some of our best and brightest students to one of the best agencies in Indiana.”
Before founding his agency in 1978, Hirons earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from IU and studied advertising under the mentorship of School of Journalism professor and industry giant Philip Ward Burton. Hirons also taught at IU Bloomington for more than 18 years as the J. Stewart Riley endowed chair for the School of Journalism and as a visiting lecturer for the Department of Telecommunications, both precursors to the Media School.
To learn more about the Tom Hirons Internship, please visit http://hirons.com/job/tom-hirons-internship/.
An award-winning advertising, public relations and digital communications firm based in Indianapolis, Hirons has been helping our clients engage with their target audiences and strengthen their internal and external communications since 1978. As a part of our comprehensive communications planning process, Hirons’ earned media, public outreach, crisis communications and community relations efforts have supported clients ranging from the U.S. Army to some of the largest health care systems in the country. Placing stories for clients with both local and national media outlets and programs such as USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the TODAY Show, Hirons targets messages toward specific audiences and keeps our clients at the forefront of public conversation.