This past fall I spent my time as the School of Communication Dean’s Intern for Public Relations and Strategic Communication at LivingSocial. At the bustling tech startup, I served on a team of three other people who also enlisted the support of FleischmanHillard and later on Schwarz MSL. I served many roles during my time including (More …)
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The bulk of my work at Smithsonian Museum of American History is just beginning. After going through fingerprinting, background checks, and a lengthy government shutdown, I was finally able to begin filming last week.
I flew to New York City to meet Erna Frischer, a 94-year-old holocaust survivor, and interview (More …)
“Mom, one day that’s gonna be me– I’m going to be a Dean’s Intern.”
And then, it happened.
Three years ago while touring the School of Communication (SOC) at American University with my mother, I remember walking down a hallway in MGC whose walls were cluttered with posters and bulletin boards broadcasting academic programming and possible internship opportunities for enrolled students. Despite the many vibrantly (More …)
A few years ago, I never would have thought that government affairs and the inner political workings of intelligence agencies would have been a subject I’d be even slightly conversant on. Or that I would be at the front of the curve on awareness of digital preservation efforts. Of course, a few years ago I never would have thought I’d spend a semester working in the Newseum’s broadcast department.
I wasn’t certain, going into this experience, of precisely what a research associate did. The application had given me enough of an indication to be interested of course, but the top two questions on my mind were what format will this take? And (More …)
My first assignment at the Newseum was to take a personal tour of our 250,000-square-foot building. It came as a huge surprise. At past internships, I was treated to a quick tour of my own department before sitting down at my desk to get right to work. But the first day, my supervisor told me, was for exploration.
So, that’s what I did. It wasn’t the first time I had spent (More …)
When I got the email offering me an internship with National Geographic Channel, I was shocked. I had applied on a whim thinking that National Geographic would be a great place to work at and learn from. I knew that the SOC’s Dean’s Internship would be a great way to reduce the amount of applicants and this was a great way for a big corporation to see what I had to offer. It’s always been a dream of mine (More …)
Below is a first-person account from Dean’s Intern Samantha Hogan on her internship at The Washington Post.
Her name was Viola. I will never forget it. On my first day at The Washington Post, I was assigned to write an obituary for a woman I had never met, could not speak to, and who after 91 years of life – vanished, as everyone does with death.
Obits have become a regular part of my week. I have several friends who find the idea of my work morbid, (More …)
The title of the internship was “Photo/Video Intern.” But it was at a radio station.
Sure, WAMU 88.5 FM is the #1 radio station in the Washington, DC metro area, and the #1 NPR affiliate in the country. Lots of AU students before me have had the privilege of interning there, and it’s a great place to work.
But there was still a bit of a disconnect evident as I started this position. (More …)
Below is a first-person account from Dean’s Intern Graham Vyse on his internship at Current.
Whenever I think about my childhood, especially the earliest parts I can remember, I wind up thinking about public broadcasting. Like many Millennials, I spent formative years learning science from Bill Nye, taking field trips with Ms. Frizzle, and wondering the whereabouts of Carmen Sandiego. I can still hum the theme to Sesame Street, and I still get sentimental thinking about Fred Rogers, the best neighbor any child could ask for. I haven’t forgotten that PBS and NPR helped inspire me to pursue a career in journalism, and that’s one of many reasons I’m proud to be a summer 2013 Dean’s Intern at Current, the trade publication for people in public media. (More …)
Below is a first person account from Dean’s Intern Eva Glas on her internship at LivingSocial.
When I first walked into the renowned LivingSocial headquarters located a mere stone’s throw away from the White House, I immediately saw the company’s five mottos sprawled across one of the brightly colored walls; Live Hungry, Surprise & Delight, Recognize Others, Make Strong Moves and Champion Good Ideas. These five beliefs pulse in every department of this unique and constantly evolving company. They are also extremely important life lessons for a young and eager intern like myself. Always push yourself, think outside the box, be a team player, have confidence in yourself and let your work be as bold and innovative as can be. These are all company visions that I have seen in action every single day since I started working here in May. (More …)