The JessicaSimien.com Internship Program is my baby. Not just because I’m the Editor-In-Chief of this website, but more because I remember being an undergraduate student at Jackson State University and wanting to practice entertainment PR. I was your typical broke college student so that meant I could only look for local internships and well, let’s just say there were absolutely no legitimate entertainment internships available. I decided that whenever I launched my own business, I would make sure I gave students an opportunity to gain real experience in entertainment media without having to leave their local obligations. Mississippi students deserve a chance, right? Right!
Not all of these individuals you’re about to meet current Mississippi residents, but they do share one thing (well more than one technically) in common – they’re ready and willing to lend their time to making this website better for all of you.
Meet our Fall 2013 Interns below!
I am Breanna Reneata Hall. I’ve spent the majority of my life in the little town of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Although I’m a country girl at heart, I have New York-sized dreams that I plan to fulfill. I’ve always had a passion for writing and this ultimately led me to major in English at the illustrious Tougaloo College. I’m elated to have this opportunity to pursue my goals and gain experience doing something I love.
My name is Kayla Hampton and I’m a student at Jackson State University, studying in the field of sociology. Being personable is a natural trait I present. At JSU, I’m a RHA class representative and member of the Maddrama performance troupe, Scene 88. I’m a very outgoing and ambitious girl, who puts forth maximum effort in everything I do.
My name is Otisha Paige and I’m currently in the Master’s program for Mass Communication in LSU. I’m originally from Jackson, MS and I enjoy reading, writing, and learning new things.
I am a junior Mass Communications major at Jackson State University. I have plans to work in Public Relations and possibly own a Public Relations firm. I enjoy working with others and learning new things that pertain to building my craft in this profession. I love shopping and reading when I have down time. I enjoy working within my community and at my church by being involved in organizations and outreach committees.
My name is Anthony Henderson and I’m a recent graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi, where I studied Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. I enjoy working with the public and knowing that something I did or worked on helped someone have a good time. I plan to work for a public relations firm and also work for a non-profit organization.
My name is Bre’Shey Jasmine Carter. I am a junior art Major at the illustrious Tougaloo College. I am the eldest of my mother’s children. I aspire to be an Art Teacher for high school children.
Mea Ashley is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Jackson State University. Her skills include, writing, reporting, producing video and audio content, and public speaking. Mea is a native of Jackson, MS and a true southern belle. To contact her email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Arial Hoover and I’m currently a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi. I’m a Marketing major but I share a special interest in PR and Event Planning. My goals are to make a career in branding. This is my second time working with the Jessica Simien brand and I am so excited about the things to come.
Hello, my name is Lillian Lewis. I’m a 21-year-old senior at Jackson State University where I major in Criminal Justice. I’m a very fun-loving and outgoing person and I love to make those around me laugh. In 2008 I was introduced to Photoshop by a friend of mine and it’s been like magic ever since. I fell in love with the way I could retouch pictures and bring so many different creations to life. I hope that with this internship I can expand my knowledge of graphic design as well as learn new tricks that could ultimately turn my hobby into a lucrative business.
Hi guys! I’m a Junior at the University of Southern Mississippi where I study Public Relations and Spanish. I plan on bringing my experience, knowledge and personality to our work environment so that we can all have fun while being the best. Let’s get to work!
My name is Tembra and I am an 11th grader at Murrah High School. I’m not necessarily the “popular” one or even the center of attention, but my drive and passion is highly noticeable. I really enjoy eating, sleeping, shopping and reading but my first love is film and photography. I love all forms of art and my favorite artist of all time is Lauryn Hill. I’m a TWA (teeny weeny afro) reject and I love every minute of it!
My name is Sheena Nelson and I live in Far Rockaway, New York. I am a high school senior and planning to enter the Air Force when I am done with school.
Tia is a recent graduate of Jackson State University.
Over the next few months, you’ll be seeing a lot more from these talented students and college grads. Be sure to shout them out on Twitter and Instagram and let them know you’ll be looking for them!