Internships are near and dear to my heart. I guess that’s because I was mentored by a crusty cameraman by the name of Bill Nailos at WKBW-TV Channel 7 Buffalo the summer between my junior and senior year in college. That time spent tagging along with reporters and videographers as an unpaid intern launched my communications career. Bill taught me about the business of broadcasting but he also taught me about life. Ever since then, perhaps my personal variation on “paying it forward,” there has generally been a young, enthusiastic person close at hand as I go about my work.
My last intern, Sarah Rowan, was with me for a year and a half. I attended her wedding and was delighted to see her land her first job even before she graduated in early May. She is now Director of Sales for the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.
Here’s Sarah talking about the value of an internship and her observations of a P.R. pro at work. By the way I’m looking for my next “rock star intern.” Send me a note on the WordPress Submission form if you are interested.