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Anderson gains PR experience with MDOT Internship

Posted on: July 18th, 2016 by pchurdle
Pictured left to right: Northern Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Division Summer Intern Rachel E. Anderson, Central Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Anderson has been able to further practice and study communications while gaining valuable professional experience in public relations and public service with the MDOT Intern Program this summer. Anderson is a rising senior of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi from Chesapeake, VA pursuing degrees in journalism and Spanish.

Pictured left to right: Northern Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Division Summer Intern Rachel E. Anderson, Central Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Anderson has been able to further practice and study communications while gaining valuable professional experience in public relations and public service with the MDOT Intern Program this summer. 

At a recent meeting of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, Rachel E. Anderson was introduced as the new Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Division Summer Intern.

Transportation Commissioners Mike Tagert, Tom King and Dick Hall welcomed Anderson to her new position with MDOT.

Each spring, summer and fall, MDOT’s Public Affairs Division selects one senior or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in communications to complete an internship in media and public relations. The intern works directly with the division to cultivate professional communication skills through developing and producing press releases, campaigns, social media content and feature stories, among other tasks.

Anderson is a rising senior of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi pursuing Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and Spanish as well as a specialization in public relations. She is originally from Chesapeake, Virginia.