NIRI-NY Logler Internship Program Continues to Help Children of 9/11 Victims; Communications Internships for College and High School Aged Kids Still Needed

NEW YORK--()--Jan. 11, 2006--The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-NY) is calling on all public and investor relations agencies and in-house investor relations and communications departments in the tri-state area to help children who lost parents on 9/11 start their careers by partnering with the NIRI-NY 9/11 Beth Logler Internship Program.

Since 2001, NIRI-NY has helped eligible applicants advance their career goals by coordinating meaningful summer internship opportunities in public and investor relations at tri-state area agencies and corporations. NIRI-NY is looking for companies to make paid PR, IR and Corporate Communications internships available through this program.

"We're proud of our partners, and eager to add more names to the list of generous companies and agencies that provide important career opportunities to NIRI-NY 9/11 Logler interns," said Mary Beth Kissane, President of NIRI-NY, "There were so many young children who suffered profound loss on 9/11. As more of these kids get out into the world, we'd like to be able to help those interested in communications careers meet their goals."

NIRI-NY receives applications by partnering with the NYPD, the FDNY Family Assistance Unit (www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/units/fau), Tuesday's Children (www.TuesdaysChildren.org), the Silver Shield Foundation (SilverShield.org) and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund (CantorRelief.org). In the past, students have received placements with Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, and Becton Dickinson, among others. In addition to the experience, interns are paid by an internship salary by the company or agency.

The internship program was announced by the NIRI-NY board in December of 2001. That board shortly thereafter learned of the loss of member Beth Logler in the World Trade Center collapse. The program was subsequently renamed the NIRI-NY 9/11 Beth Logler Internship Program.

"The program allows us to use the best of NIRI members abilities, good will and contacts, to bring a new source of young talent into the communications industry. Every internship we can make available directly benefits a family affected by 9/11," said Kissane.

If you can make an internship available, or for more information about getting involved, please contact:

   Mary Beth Kissane                          Steve Schwartz
   NIRI-NY                                    Walek & Associates
   212-674-7016                               212.889.4113
   mbkissane@yahoo.com                        steve@walek.com

ABOUT NIRI-NY - NIRI-NY, the founding chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), is also its largest, with over 650 members. Founded in 1969, NIRI is a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, the investing public and the financial community. Our members represent the majority of the largest publicly held corporations in the U.S. as well as many small and mid-sized companies. With over 4,300 members in 35 chapters around the country, NIRI sets the highest standards in education to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. For more information, visit www.niri.org.

Contacts

Walek & Associates
Steve Schwartz, 212-889-4113
steve@walek.com

Contacts

Walek & Associates
Steve Schwartz, 212-889-4113
steve@walek.com