Social Media Internships: More Than Just Tweeting 

“Go, Nats!”

By Dean’s Intern Alex Mazzarisi at National Geographic

When I first started my social media internship at National Geographic Channel, I was a bit intimidated not just by the company name, but also by the life-sized spinosaurus that greeted me. The dinosaur welcomes visitors and employees alike at the entrance of the National Geographic Society to promote the new spinosaurus exhibit and even cheer on the Washington Nationals.

Thankfully, the trepidation that any intern feels on the first day of a new job rapidly dissolved when I was introduced to my wonderful supervisors Jon, Sarina and Becca. They welcomed me onto their small, but extremely efficient social media team. Immediately, they let me sit in on conference calls and meetings, knowing that I wouldn’t understand everything right away but knew that being exposed early would allow me to get a jumpstart on the shows that’d I’d be working on now and months into the future. (More …)