Each semester, School of Media and Public Affairs undergraduates participate in life-changing internships around the Washington D.C. area and beyond. Below are essays written by interns about their exciting experiences at television networks, on Capitol Hill, at non-profit organizations, and at start-ups.
Lande Watson, PCM '18, expected to read through an intern manual and maybe help with some research on her first day as a speechwriting intern at the Department of Justice. Instead, she was assigned a speech for Attorney General Loretta Lynch due at the end of the day.
Jessica Pitocco (BA '18) reflects on her internship at Florence University of the Arts where she wrote and edited content for the university magazine, newsletter, blog and social media channels.
When people hear the company name AARP, they usually think of two things, discounts and old people.
10 years ago -- even less -- it may have sounded crazy that there would be a whole team dedicated to social media and audience engagement in a newsroom, yet alone a social media intern and most rec
During election cycles it is practically impossible to escape the endless campaign advertisements, commercials, and political reporting.
I was asked to be a part of “Worth It Work It,” a website dedicated to encouraging women to pursue a career in the media.
From the glossy admissions packets to the exciting first year orientation, SMPA students are continually told that their school is only five blocks from the White House. Well, it turns out they weren’t exaggerating.
I have Metro’s Silver Line to thank for my public relations internship at Sage Communications.
I arrived for my first day as an intern in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice amidst a flurry of activity, phone calls, and media arrivals.
During the summer of 2014, I had the incredible chance to intern in the D.C. Bureau for Cox Media Group. Now the first thing you may ask is, “What’s Cox?” Good question.