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About PRISM

The Public Relations, Information, and Social Media (PRISM) Internship functions as a student-run news/media organization within San Gabriel Unified to promote our district and engage with our community. This program seeks to amplify students' voices, provide workforce development opportunities, and strengthen leadership and communication skills.      
 
Membership is open to SGUSD high school students, and alumni.   
This internship is not paid, however, students will receive a completion certificate each semester,
and a letter of recommendation upon request. 
 

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4 Pillars of PRISM 

 
Promote SGUSD
 
Engage with our Community
 
Develop Student Leaders and Career Skills
 
Amplify Student Voice
 
 
 
 
 
 
What do PRISM Interns Do? 
PRISM interns will participate in weekly meetings comprised of lectures, workshops, and discussions. The students will also work independently on their own time and with their peers to complete projects and assignments. Assignments may include regular social media posts, flyer/graphics creation, writing blog articles, publishing podcasts, covering events, video production, and assisting with crisis communication. Interns will be evaluated on their performance based on their contributions, and collaboration (evaluations do not impact academic standing).
 
Student PRISM Interns will also have the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals in the field during weekly meetings and will be mentored by college students currently majoring in communications, marketing, and/or Graphic Design. 
 
What are the specialties covered?
Journalism (including broadcast, print, and digital), communications, video production, marketing, public relations, media relations, crisis communications, event planning, social media, business, and real-world skills such as interview techniques, ethics, and professionalism. Graphic design is an integral part of each of the above specialties, and PRISM will work in conjunction with Gabrielino's Graphic Design CTE courses, providing workforce development experience.
 
When are the meetings?
Meetings are mandatory and scheduled after school every Tuesday at GHS in B235. 
Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will be determined by the Coordinator's availability.
 
Student interns work under the supervision of the following leadership team:
  • PRISM Coordinator, Maria Cruz
  • Visual and Performing Arts Program Administrator, Samantha Theisen
  • 21st Century Learning and Professional Development Coordinator, Heather Wolpert-Gawron
  • Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Dr. Joan Perez