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Regional Stewardship Hires Intern Rachel Grant

Intern Rachel Grant

Eastern Kentucky University’s Office of Regional Stewardship recently hired a new public relations intern. Rachel Grant is a sophomore Public Relations major with a Sociology minor from Oldham County, Kentucky.

Grant will be a vital part of the office’s mission to improve Kentucky’s communities and EKU’s standing in its service region by partnering with local service organizations throughout southeastern Kentucky. Some of these organizations include SOAR, Promise Zone, and Berea Partners for Education. In her role, Grant will work for both the Office of Regional Stewardship and partner entities earning her own work experience, building networks, and improving her portfolio along the way.

“I am so excited to be interning with the Office of Regional Stewardship,” Grant said, “It is a blessing to have this opportunity to serve our community and partner organizations in eastern Kentucky.”

Maggie Bill, Regional Stewardship Coordinator, is a direct supervisor for the interns and a liaison for employers. She has seen many interns go straight from internships into career jobs after graduation. 

“When these students complete their internships, their resumes demonstrate successful project management and show a diverse skill set,” Bill said, “their portfolios reflect real, hands-on work experience which lands them jobs that are, in most cases, better than entry level.”

Right alongside EKU, the Office of Regional Stewardship seeks to improve its positive impact and service to the area and its students. Through community outreach, grant development, online media, and hands-on assistance, this office works to continually support the missions and visions of the University. 

“I am looking forward to building my portfolio and networking with professionals in the area while also being able to develop the skills I’ll need to be successful in the Public Relations industry,” Grant said.


For more information about the Office of Regional Stewardship or internship opportunities, contact Maggie Bill at 859-622-7129.

Published on May 08, 2019

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