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Spring 2021: Project Yellow Light - Social Media Intern

Jan 26, 2021

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

WHAT it is.

Project Yellow Light, Hunter Garner Scholarship is a non-profit built on a simple concept, making a big difference to stop distracted driving. 


Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death of teens and young adults in the U.S.  PYL is a program designed to reverse those numbers and save livesApplicants to the scholarship create video, billboard or radio PSAs to convince their peers to be careful when they first start driving. No essay.  Everything online.  The contest is open to all fulltime high school juniors & seniors and fulltime undergrad college students in the U.S.


It’s all about giving the youth ownership of this critically important message; and allowing them to talk about it in a way that will attract and appeal to each other. An opportunity for advocacy.


Project Yellow Light is a national scholarship program reaching thousands of youth, in partnership with:

-Ad Council

-AT&T’s It Can Wait


-Clear Channel Outdoor

-Elephant Insurance


-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

-National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)


We’ve attracted the attention of some notable people; our judges and advocates include: 

- Alex Denis (CBS NY on-air personality)

-Jeff Goodby (Co-founder and Co-Chairman, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)

-Wendy Clark (CEO & President of DDB; past-global head of marketing for Coca-Cola) 

-Kweku Mandela (global activist & film producer) 

-Aloe Blacc (award winning recording artist)

What we need.

Some social savvy people to drum up attention and momentum on a social platform as we go into our fourth year.  

We need rich content and frequent postings to the following platforms:





We’re open to new and exciting ideas to connect with our target –ages 15 to 25 – as well as finding ways to bring growth and recognition to our brand.  And we want someone who will be passionate about our cause.


Expected duties. 

We need someone who is a good writer/researcher and able to regularly post on FB, Twitter & Instagram.  Would also like to have someone who can clean up and organize our YouTube channel.


Quick facts/ideas:

All contests and info can be found on site

Contests open 10/31 annually

Billboard (OOH) due 3/1

Video and radio due 4/1

Winners announced in Times Square first week in June or July


Interns work together to share content, repost on different platforms. Need to be self-motivated, energized about doing a little research to familiarize yourself with our efforts/cause, work easily on your own with simple instruction. 

Do a google search with key topics: distracted driving, texting while driving, all partners, notable people, @StoptheTexts (FB, Twitter, IG), film competitions for students, VA Film Festival, scholarships, etc. Be inventive. 


How to find us (and apply).


Project Yellow Light