RJL Solutions, an Indiana government affairs and communications firm, launches RJLU, an evolution of RJL’s original internship program designed to create robust, real-world experiences for students. Internship sections include Government Relations, Marketing, Public Relations, Grant Writing and Design with the opportunity to create positions for candidates, as needed.
Short for RJL University, RJLU is intended be an extension of students’ college and university curriculum, with an emphasis on the university experience. Students who are required to receive course credit through internships can obtain such requirements through the program. RJL also accepts students who do not need certain course credit and ensures that each intern will still find it supplemental to their college curriculum. Interns have the opportunity to attend weekly professional development opportunities, work on team-based projects, and have potential travel opportunities throughout the state, Washington, DC and other areas where RJL’s reach extends.
“RJLU is a platform in which the university experience is molded with the real-world, applicable experiences that students will have post-graduation,” states Rose Holtrey, RJL’s Content
Strategist and RJLU Program Director. “Our program offers project freedom, mentorship and unique opportunities to learn amongst our team and client-base.”
Students from all over are welcome to apply. Positions will be based out of RJL’s Terre Haute or downtown Indianapolis offices and last the duration of approximately 12 weeks as seen on the schedule below (dates are subject to change).
Fall 2021: August 30 – November 19
Spring 2022: January 10 – March 31
Summer 2022: May 9 – July 29
Earlier this year, RJL Solutions was honored as the For-Profit Employer of the Year during the Indiana INTERNnet Impact Awards. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the award celebrates internship excellence within the state, understanding experiential learning is a key strategy for retaining Indiana’s top talent.
RJL Solutions first founded its internship program in 2018 because its headquarters was strategically located in Terre Haute, a city consisting of four higher education institutions. Wanting to capitalize on what schools were offering within their curriculum, the company hoped to provide additional value to the students, the institutions and the community as a whole. With the company’s expansion to the Indianapolis area, RJL serves clients from across the state and beyond. With that expansion, the internship program evolved and offers a more comprehensive approach to the internship experience.
For students interested in attending RJLU for the fall semester, applications are due August 16 and can be found at www.rjlsolutions.com/internships.