Thank you so much again for having me as your intern for both January and this summer. I have learned so much from you and your company, and being in a professional workplace has been a tremendous advantage for me in advancing my career goals. You are a great business woman and will continue to do great things!  I wish you all the best in everything you do!

Jill A.

Colleges We Have Worked With:

​Baruch College, Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fordham University,

Pace University, University of Detroit, Iona College, St. John’s University, St. Francis College, and Seton Hall University 

I interned for Light of Gold PR Marketing and Consulting LLC from May to July 2016. I had a great experience working for Debra. She was a fantastic mentor to me and the other Interns there. I became more organized and flexible when it comes to completing  priority tasks. Debra would give her interns constructive feedback on how he / she could improve on their tasks and be more productive. She cares about her interns and wants nothing but the best for them. I've obtained many valuable skills in this internship that will help me towards my future career goals.  Some of those skills include completing follow-up emails, phone calls and thank you notes to entrepreneurs, attending networking events to connect with other business leaders and professionals, and updating invoices, quotations, and estimates for clients.

If you are the kind of person who is willing to learn and is not afraid of constructive criticism, than this internship would be a perfect fit for you. The only way that you grow as a person is to learn from your mistakes and correcting them, not by blaming other people. I want to thank Debra for everything that she taught me and I know that we will stay in touch.

Kevin Z.

See What Past Interns Have Said About Interning at Light of Gold!

I hope you're enjoying the nice weather! Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you during my spring semester of school. I obtained so much valuable information that can be applied to my future endeavors.

I know at the end of the internship you provide reference/recommendation letters. Would you be able to provide a reference letter to document my experience at Light Of Gold?  Again thank you so much!

Brianna S.

I just wanted to thank you for the amazing internship opportunity over the last 4 months. When I came to you, I had no experience in the marketing field. I was a Senior who had just switched from Accounting to Marketing because I could not get through it no matter how hard I tried. No company wanted me, and every interview I went on was unsuccessful, whether it be for an internship or a job because I had no experience. That is until I came across the internship opportunity you offered at Light of Gold PR.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for taking the chance on me that nobody else would. Since working here and listing the things that I did on my resume, it has been the complete opposite. Before I applied, I had one company reject me within 5 minutes of submitting my application for employment. Since then, I have had a company contacting me within 5 minutes of applying looking to bring me in for an interview. I have applied for 15 jobs since I updated my resume with my experience at Light of Gold, and everyone has contacted me back trying to schedule an interview. I have to say no to some people now, who would have guessed!? Anyway, I don’t want to waste too much of your time, I just wanted to give you the most sincere thank you that I could think of for giving me the start that no one else would.

I hope to see you soon and please stay in touch!

Jeffrey D.

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to intern for Light of Gold PR this summer. It has been a great experience that has taught me a lot about Public Relations. I have learned more than I thought I would these past few months and am really thankful for all that you taught me and the kindness you showed all of us throughout the summer. It was an extremely pleasant working environment that I enjoyed coming into every day. I would love to stay in touch, and perhaps speak to you regarding steps I should take in the future to pursue a career in public relations. If there is anything I can help with in the future, please feel free to ask! Once again, thank you for a terrific three months.

John M.

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to intern with you this summer! I feel like it has been a great introduction to the PR field being so new to it myself. Getting to work on real projects really made such a difference and gave me real experience that will greatly benefit me. In addition, I got the opportunity to improve my networking in various events in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I really appreciate how much you helped us throughout and how you really wanted us to improve every step of the way. Overall, it has been a great environment to work in and I have gotten a good amount of real experience as well as made some good connections both inside the office and out. From the passionate and helpful nature of Debra to the real experience and opportunities you will receive, this internship was definitely worthwhile.

 Daniel D.

There are numerous amounts of pros to list and I could go on forever but for short I will only dissect three of them. The first being unrestricted opportunity. Debra is a marketing beast and she has a lot to offer a hungry Public Relations Intern. She is very flexible and open minded to allow her interns to express themselves and create on all of her existing platforms. Number two, she hires Millennials. This is a great thing to have generations come together in a great work space and acts as another opportunity to grow and professionally expand. Finally, Debra herself is a gem. She is loaded with high spirits and fine energy. This in my opinion is key, nothing is worse than having an employer who is scary or brash. This makes it a breeze to come in to work with a relaxed mindset and ready to work attitude. Give it a try!

Brandon M.

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​I interned at Light of Gold PR this past summer and I could not have asked for a better experience for my first internship! Debra is an amazing woman and mentor who NEVER lacks personality or energy. Her excitement for the company is contagious, which created an amazing work atmosphere. I gained so much real world experience because I was exposed to so many different aspects of a business. Whether I was posting on social media, editing websites, creating press releases, or attending networking events there was always something new and exciting to tackle. Debra has taught me so much, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity she has given me.

Thanks so much Deb!

Alex H.  
I interned for Light of Gold during summer 2017, and I have to say I have had a great experience both learning the tools of PR and also networking with people in the industry. Whether it’s going to events in Brooklyn or Manhattan, or simply work in the offices, I found myself feeling much more comfortable in PR. This was my first internship and I am glad this was my first because it was a great introduction into the professional world.

Debra is a one-of-a-kind boss and I am very fortunate I had her as a mentor. She is an extremely positive, outgoing, and understanding person who is constantly networking and trying to improve her business. She is always trying to teach her interns and expose them to networking opportunities. I know that my position at Light of Gold will set me up for my career as both a resume booster and an educational experience.

Sam B.

   Thank you for this interning experience!  Light of Gold was my first internship in Public Relations and it taught me a     lot.

   For not having much experience with PR outside of the classroom, this was a great transition into the world of PR.  I

   learned a lot about the tools and strategies a company must use in order to stay relevant in the PR field.  From the    importance of social media presence to re-branding strategies, Light of Gold taught me essential parts of public             relations

   I never even knew existed.  Debra was really great with teaching us about every part of her company and having us       do

   real work.  Working on real projects with real clients was a beneficial experience that you can’t get from just any


   Gabby V.