Recent Internship Experiences

Recent Internship Experiences

Some of the companies and organizations where our students interned in the last couple of years:

  • Appalachian Voices, Boone, NC
  • AppTV, Boone, NC
  • Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball, Asheville
  • Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
  • Bouvier Kelly Inc., Greensboro, NC
  • Brandsymbol, Charlotte, NC
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company, Raleigh, NC
  • Carolina Public Press, Asheville, NC
  • Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, NC
  • Clean, Raleigh, NC
  • Country Music Television, Nashville, TN
  • Cox Media Group, Charlotte, NC
  • Cumulus Media, Atlanta, GA
  • Curtis Media Group, Raleigh, NC
  • Dick Broadcasting-WKZL, Greensboro, NC
  • Everlast Worldwide Inc., New York, NY
  • French, West, Vaughn, Raleigh, NC
  • Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Raleigh, NC
  • High Country Local First, Boone, NC
  • Hospitality House, Boone, NC
  • iHeartMedia, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC
  • Lake Norman Citizen, Huntersville, NC
  • Live Nation, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC
  • Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
  • Mosaix Group, Asheville, NC
  • Mountain Times Publications, Boone, NC
  • MyFOX8-WGHP, High Point, NC
  • National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
  • Park Ridge Health, Hendersonville, NC
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio, New York, NY
  • Student Press Law Center, Arlington, VA
  • Susan G. Komen Northwest North Carolina, Winston Salem, NC
  • The Avery Journal-Times, Newland, NC
  • The Humane Society of the United States, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Time Warner Cable News, Charlotte, NC
  • UNC-TV, Research Triangle, NC
  • Visit Lake Norman, Cornellius, NC
  • Watauga Democrat, Boone, NC
  • Water Mission, Charleston, SC
  • WBTV, Charlotte, NC
  • Wine To Water, Boone, NC

Here's what our students said about their internship experiences:

Lindsay Cleghorn, advertising major, completed her internship over the winter break in 2014-2015 at Bouvier Kelly Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina:

"My internship at Bouvier Kelly has taught me more than I ever thought I could possibly learn in one month. The only thing I can honestly say I regret about interning here is that I didn't have more time."

Michael Bragg, journalism major, completed a 15-week internship in the fall semester 2014 at the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Virginia:

"I wrote stories for the website about instances of high school and college journalists across the United States facing censorship, being denied lawful access to public records and meetings, and making bold editorial decisions to report the news."

Chase Erickson, journalism major, completed his summer 2014 internship at Carolina Public Press in Asheville, North Carolina:

"I think I became a better writer, just through all the writing practice and mentoring I received throughout the summer. I also learned a lot about the kind of writing I want to do once I graduate. One thing was disappointing about my internship is that I didn't get to do any of my own investigative stories. However, I did have the opportunity to help produce one of the investigative pieces that Carolina Public Press wrote during my internship."

David Kim, electronic media/broadcasting major, completed his summer 2014 internship at 106.5 FM The End in Charlotte, North Carolina:

"As a native Charlottean and lifelong listener of commercial radio, I, like many young radio fans, was enamored at the thought of interning with 106.5 FM. However, during my time at 106.5, I quickly learned that my knowledge of a functioning radio station was superficial at best. Working with the team at Clear Channel as an intern, I learned many things, but the most important lesson I gleaned was about the ever-evolving nature of media and the importance of continual learning."

Erin Meason, public relations graduate, interned in the summer 2013 at Eddie Borgo, a design studio in New York City:

"After a stressful guessing game in the dark, underground tunnels of the New York subway, I finally arrived at 204 Elizabeth Street, home to Eddie Borgo's showroom. After triple checking the address, I carefully climbed the stairs up to the second level of the quaint building in SoHo. A small sign next to a pair of blue double doors clarified that I was at the right location. I gently knocked, unsure of what would lie behind the large doors in front of me. A petite girl pulled the door open, and I stood in awe of the space that unfolded in front of me. White shelves adorned with beautiful jewelry graced the wall to my right, while a classic long white table was positioned carefully in front. A sheer white curtain separated this gorgeous showroom from an open studio, lined with pristine white desks, sleek white computers, and white filing cabinets. Besides the curtain, there were no dividing walls present. It was in this moment I realized it was worth it. The long days of sending resumes and preparing for interviews, frantically searching for an affordable apartment in the city, and struggling to navigate the complicated subway system seemed rather insignificant now. I had finally made it. Really made it. I knew at this moment that my internship with Eddie Borgo this summer was sure to change my life."

Christina Call, public relations major, completed her internship in the spring 2014 semester at Mountain Times Publications in Boone, North Carolina:

"Although I'm a public relations major, working for a newspaper allowed me to gain writing experience that I know I will use in my future career. I was able to see all aspects of being a reporter. Sometimes it was difficult to get in touch with contacts and get response, but I always got my stories done. I am so grateful for all the help the journalists gave me at Mountain Times Publications, especially my mentor Anna who was always encouraging and ready to teach me."

Kevin Pinto-Rivera, electronic media/broadcasting major, interned at WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the winter break in 2013-2014:

"Delano Little is a sports anchor at the station who has been there longer than anyone else. He was not the only person I worked. I also worked with Leah Rubertino, who is another sports anchor, and Sammi-Jo Francis, who is the traffic and sports reporter for the morning shows... This internship was so much fun and I would definitely recommend that other students in the broadcasting major try this one out. It was a wonderful opportunity to get a peek into the life of a sports reporter, anchor and news production member. I learned a lot and will definitely take what I have learned and use it to help advance my career. I also was able to build a stronger network... In my major, networking is fifty percent of finding a job."