PR students selected for Coca-Cola Summer 2015 internships

Avia Meadows, a junior public relations major from Marietta, Ga., and Amelia Miles, a junior public relations and consumer journalism major from Warner Robins, Ga., were selected for Coca-Cola's public affairs and communication internship program.

The Coca-Cola internship program offers an exclusive opportunity for Grady College AdPR majors. Each year, Coca-Cola executives interview Grady students for the much-desired and highly competitive communications internship. Students work under the direction of Grady alum Scott Williamson, Coca-Cola VP, Public Affairs and Communications.

Meadows and Miles look forward to interning at Coca-Cola this summer.

“Coca-Cola has so many amazing campaigns coming up this summer,” Meadows said. “I look forward to learning from the best to see how campaigns get executed with a company such as Coke.”

“Most people who know me know I love all things Coca-Cola,” Miles explained. “I am most excited about the opportunity to further connect consumers with the iconic brand that is Coca-Cola. I think Coca-Cola's ideals are unmatched in that they strive to spread positivity.

“I look forward to gaining invaluable experiences and lessons from some of the best and brightest public relations professionals in the world,” Miles said. “I am extremely honored to intern at Coca-Cola and can't wait to represent Grady College and the University of Georgia in Atlanta this summer.”

On campus, Meadows serves as the event planning chair for UGA's John E. Drewry Chapter of PRSSA.

“This year, I am also the PRSSA National Conference Coordinator, and I am leading an amazing team of six to plan the National Conference that will be in Atlanta this November,” Meadows said.

Miles is involved with PRSSA, Zeta Tau Alpha and UGA Diamond Darlings. She is a Leadership Fellow in Terry College of Business' Institute for Leadership Advancement program. When she's not in class, Miles spends her time enjoy reading, being in the sunshine “with a Coke in hand, of course” and watching sports.

Date: March 20, 2015
Author:  Elizabeth Katz,