For the semester I was the only intern at Play for Peace in Clinton, Illinois. As the only
intern I was asked to create promotional materials for the organization and help with various
activities for the organization. Play for Peace in Clinton is a relatively new organization, while
there are different HUB organizations throughout the world; it has only been in Clinton for a
couple of years. While I was an intern I could have attended play sessions each week, I was not
able to due to a schedule conflict. As the intern I worked with the high school facilitators, adult
facilitators, and the employees from Play for Peace Global in Chicago. When working with Play
for Peace Global, Susan Wrzalinksi the director of operations asked me to get the facilitators
involved with the new forum for facilitators around the world. As the intern for Play for Peace,
Clinton I created flyers, brochures and T-shirts. As the organization is new to Clinton, I also
gave ideas of how to get the community more involved and promote growth in the organization.
In the future; Play for Peace can start a yearly lock-in for elementary students, work with
community businesses to raise money and awareness and hopefully expand to more schools in
Clinton and in surrounding communities.
Current Address: Permanent Address:
105 W Willow Apt 4 21108 Ratfield Rd
Normal IL 61761 Marengo IL 60152
Illinois State University Normal, IL
Majors: Political Science and Public Relations Minor: Spanish May 2009
Cumulative GPA 3.05
Computer: SPSS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Adobe InDesign
Language: Basic conversational, read and write Spanish
Pro-active PR Campaign for Art Institute of Chicago Com. 377
Media Booklet for a University Recycling Group Com. 268
Communication Research Report Com. 297
Crisis Management Plan Com. 358
Play for Peace Clinton, IL
Public Relations Intern 1/09-5/09
Create Public Relations messages for non-profit organization
Work with high school and adult facilitators
Chicago Metropolitan Area Planning Chicago, IL
5/06 – 8/08
Manager, Research and Surveying
Managed and worked as a team player in research collection.
Required to work under deadlines for government research.
Maintained correspondence with Chicago land towns, cities and villages.
Pamela Althoff, Illinois Senator Crystal Lake, IL
5/08 – 8/08
Logged issues and constituents in computer program.
Multi-tasked while directing a group.
Public Relations Student Society of America Normal, IL
1/08 – Present
PRI committee member
Collaborated with committee members to organize a non-profit event.
Interact with town businesses to receive donations.
Encourage students to become involved and to attend events.
Reggie Recruiter Normal, IL
Illinois State Tour Guide 9/07- Present
Consult incoming students and their families about Illinois State University.
Promote the school and the opportunities available to students.
Religious Education Teacher Normal, IL
Epiphany Church 8/07- Present
Motivate children to be excited about their faith.
Instruct a class of 5 graders weekly.
2/07 – Present
Art Gallery Guard, University Galleries Normal, IL
References and portfolio available by request
Public Relations is my second major and I never looked at it as something I would really
enjoy doing; this internship has changed my opinion. I started my public relations major my
junior year and I did not realize how much I have learned during that time. As I came into Play
for Peace they were open to any and all ideas I had for expanding the organization. When I
started to think about how to expand the organization many ideas came to mind. I realized that
the classes I have taken prepared me to go into the world of public relations and think as a public
relations associate. I jumped in right away at Play for Peace and felt comfortable creating
promotional materials. While I wish I could have spent more time as an intern to see some of my
ideas come through; the internship experience opened my eyes to what I am able to do in public
relations. Originally, my career goal was to become a lobbyist. After this internship, I now
realize that I can be an advocate and a public relations professional, these interests of mine can
and do work together.
My internship can be summed up in one word, confidence. As the internship progressed I
stopped acting like a student and became a professional. In school, teachers always tell you what
they want you to do, while in the professional world you also have to take the imitative to do
things on your own. While at first I expected my supervisors to have a list of things they wanted
me to do, they also wanted me to come up with other ideas to promote the organization.
Throughout the internship I gained more and more self-confidence in my work and ideas. I came
to the realization, that I was the one who was educated to do public relations, my supervisor is
not. I then looked at the internship from the perspective of a consultant; I was the public
relations specialist. After that realization I began to recommend different approaches and
activities to promote the organization. I only wish that I had realized my skill earlier in the
internship. I feel I could have provided much better advice and ideas, if I had the confidence I
On the following page is a sample flyer, made for Play for Peace. The flyer was made to inform
and persuade students at Clinton Community High School to join play for peace. I created the
flyer by using Adobe inDesign.
On the following page is a flyer created for Play for Peace. This flyer is meant to inform the
public, both high school students and adults in the Clinton community. This flyer was also
designed with Adobe inDesign.
The flyers on the two following pages were made for Play for Peace. These flyers are only
different with the dates they show. The flyer shown second has updated dates for the spring and
summer. This flyer is specifically for adults in the community to volunteer to be facilitators.
These flyers were made with Adobe inDesign.
The two following pages are a brochure made for Play for Peace. This brochure has information
specific to Clinton, Illinois and general Play for Peace information. The brochure was designed
using Adobe inDesign.
On the following page is a mock up of a T-shirt for Play for Peace facilitators to wear and
promote Play for Peace. This T-shirt design can be used for all the Play for Peace HUB
organizations throughout the world. The following page is the front and the latter page is the
back of the T-shirt. These designs were made using Microsoft Publisher.
...A global organization,
which brings together children,
youth and organizations
from communities in conflict.
Are you ready to Play?
On the following page is a sample of a T-shirt I made for Play for Peace in Clinton, Illinois. The
front is on the following page and on the next page is the back of the shirt listing the sponsors of
Play for Peace. The T-shirt was designed using Microsoft Publisher.
...which brings together children, youth and
Thank you to our donors
Human Resource Center
Clinton High School
On the following page I made a T-shirt for a Play for Peace Lock-in in Clinton, Illinois. A Lock-
in is an all night event for students to focus on peace and leadership building activities. The next
page shows the front of the T-shirt and the following page shows the back of the T-shirt. The
back has the sponsors for the Lock-in. The T-shirt was designed with Microsoft Publisher.
Sponsors of the 2009 Play for Peace
Human Resource Center
Clinton High School
Finally, on the following pages is a invitation I created for the end of the year celebration for the
facilitators from Clinton Community High School. The first page following this explanation is
the front of the invitation. Following the front is the two inner sides of the invitation and finally
the last page is the back of the invitation. This invitation was made using Microsoft Publisher.
School Year Celebration
Please join us in recognizing the
efforts of the Play for Peace
Play for Peace games will be played
throughout the evening.
Where: Clinton High School
Pizza and dessert will be served.
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Good News: It’s the end of the school year
More Good News: We are celebrating!
Play for Peace
DeWitt County Human Resource Center
1150 State Route 54 West
Clinton, IL 61727