As an intern for The Scene Marketing Group, I get to do more than most interns I know. They give me responsibilities that cover everything from social media management to writing press releases, doing design work to creating entire public relations plans to pitch to clients.
I. Jesse Davis. Intern. Get to help research, plan and create public relations campaigns for new clients or new campaigns.
I would have never guessed I would get to do so much as an intern. Before I joined the Portland Senior Experience, I imagined being an intern would be shuffling papers, getting coffee and maybe once or twice I would get to help read and edit press releases.
The reality is nothing like my imagined intern life. Everyday, I write press releases, media pitches, social media editorials, website content and every other type of traditional public relations work. I design collateral and help edit and provide suggestions for everything, and attend and contribute to client meetings. I research demographics, pull Cision lists and make calls to companies my clients want to work with and persuade them to join in. I do anything and everything you could possibly think of that most upper-level employees get to do.
Am I trying to brag?
No, I’m not, but after thinking about all the things I have done in this term, I thought is it possible to be an upper-level intern? I’m doing things an account executive and sometimes even an account supervisor gets to do.
Nearing the end of the term, my college career and my internship, I look back and am surprised, happy and thankful that I had the opportunity to join The Scene Marketing Group and the Portland Senior Experience.
For any sophomores, juniors or even seniors, do anything you can to get an internship. I know everyone tells you to get one, but you will be surprised how fast you pick things up and how far ahead of the pack you will be.
Thank you for reading!