DNA Creative Communications (DNA) recently added London Whitson of Greer, as a summer intern. Whitson just graduated from Riverside High School and will attend USC-Upstate in the fall. She developed an interest in communications and advertising while on the yearbook staff at Riverside. Whitson was selected as an intern through the Minority High School Internship Program.
The Greenville branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) offers its Minority High School Internship Program, which gives high school students a glimpse at the advertising world to better guide their college career choices. The program is broken into two weeks. The first week, the selected interns visit a total of 5 local companies to get a broad overview of the advertising/communication industry. The second week, the interns choose one of the previous companies to gain hands-on experience in the business world.
Before choosing to spend her second week at DNA, Whitson visited a large advertising agency, a newspaper, a wide format printer and a commercial photography studio. At DNA, Whitson’s activities will include assisting with press releases, copy editing and graphic design. This experience will be beneficial to a future career in the industry.
DNA Creative Communications
DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.
Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 x2 or visit www.dnacc.com.