Over the summer, many of our members had the opportunity to learn valuable skills while at their internships. Some members of our executive board have written about their experience at their summer internships and what they learned.
Kristen Cuaresma | Marketing and Communications Intern | The Broad
Like many toward the end of the Spring semester, I began to wonder what my summer plans would entail. I never would have thought that I would be working full-time in a scholarship program that would allow me to intern at one of Los Angeles’s premier contemporary art institutes. For ten weeks, I spent my time learning about communications, public relations, advertising, marketing and art at The Broad. This amazing opportunity was made possible by the Getty Foundation through its summer Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program. Promoting diversity in the art world, I was able to learn how The Broad promoted itself and its special exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Each day, I spent my day learning about my chosen field of study while also expanding my knowledge in the different fields of art. It honestly was a summer to remember. I expanded my knowledge in various areas of studies while making connections and memories that will last a lifetime.
Danny Cristofaro | Public Relations Intern | Kingston Technology
Beginning in May of 2019, I have had the opportunity to intern in the Public Relations department at Kingston Technology in Fountain Valley. At Kingston, I edit press releases, conduct research for upcoming products and their competitors, and assist in brainstorming new strategies for interacting with both reviewers and the tech marketplace as a whole. The skills and connections I have made would never have been possible without Kingston, and I am incredibly excited to see how far I can go with Kingston by my side. An experience of this magnitude would not have been possible without the networking done through PRSSA and I must thank the organization for getting me to where I am today!
Isabella Garcia | Marketing Intern | Echo Media Group
At the end of May, I started my journey as a Marketing Intern at Echo Media Group in Tustin, California. I heard about this internship opportunity through a former CSUF PRSSA president, Andrew Vo, who came to our last panel of the Spring semester to share with students about the position. That night after getting information about the internship, I went home and stayed up late to work on my cover letter and resume to send to Echo Media Group the next day. When I found out I got the internship, I was excited and nervous for what was to come. I spent my summer learning so much more than just marketing. I was able to learn so much about marketing, public relations, and social media. My task were made up of monitoring social media accounts, creating Instagram stories, and creating excel sheets with local and national media outlets. I learned more than I ever imagined that I could at this internship.
Don’t forget about our exclusive internship database! We update our database regularly to provide you with the most up-to-date opportunities in a wide variety of industries. Spend less time searching for internships and more time applying to what may be your next one! This is only one of the benefits that comes with your PRSSA membership.