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More than Elon 40 interns work all over the U.S.

More than 40 Elon University School of Communications students took on pre-professional internships for credit this summer. Students opted for 4, 3 or 2 credits, depending upon the demands of the particular job and/or the students' wishes in regard to credit hours.

Leah Kessler, director of the School of Communications internship program, spent a lot of time on the road this summer visiting internship sites at many locations across the U.S. to ensure the quality of Elon students' experiences. "The feedback I get from people supervising our students has been overwhelmingly positive," she reports. "They say Elon students are the best interns they have ever employed, and they ask us to send more. It's a reputation we take seriously, from the training in the classroom, to our support while a student is doing an internship."

Here are the summer 2002 internships taken for credit:


  • In the New York area, student interns were Beth Fullerton at ESPN Magazine; Kellen Taylor at MSNBC; Juliet Marateck at Catalyst Films; and Betty Conte, Brielle Gould and Jessica Messier at MTV.

  • In North Carolina, internships were completed by Anne Wilson at Duke Children's Hospital; Keren Rivas at The Star newspaper in Shelby, N.C.; Jillian Thornton at Kindermusik; Sean Branson at Burlington Industries; Kathryn Cutler at RF Micro Devices; Brian Parke at Quixote Group; Alex Thomson at North Carolina Legal Aid Service; Christina Jerman at Volunteer Center of Alamance; Matt Peterson at Webb Patterson Communications; Erica Kelly at Piedmont Associated Industries; and Carin Reicosky at Wisse Hollman & Co. public relations agency.

  • Interns in the Washington, D.C. area were Jason Diebler at National Geographic; Philip Elkins at Comcast Sportsnet; Monica Zimmerman at KM Communications; Kelly Olsick at WJLA-TV; and Colleen Coffey at Washington Post Interactive.

  • Television station internships across the South involved Hilary Parker and Melanie Sampson at WGHP-TV Fox 8 in High Point, N.C.; Heather Graf at WCIV-TV in Charleston, S.C.; Rachell Williams at WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tenn.; Meggan Sullivan at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla.; and Leah Baker at WITF-TV public television in Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Six students worked at other broadcast or production companies: Steven Brady at Horizon Productions in North Carolina; Patrick Griffin at Wide Eye Productions in North Carolina; Nicole Reynolds with The Motley Fool Radio Show in Virginia; Anna Stavredes at radio station 98.7 The Zone in Greensboro, N.C.; Julie Vorp at Infinity Broadcasting in Pennsylvania; and Donald Spalding at WFYV in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Political and corporate communication internships included Cherie Bowlin in the office of Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode; Alexander Grant at Amerigroup in Maryland; Julie Thayer at AT&T Media Services in Florida; Maggie Sullivan at Ocean City Advertising Agency in Maryland; and Anna Vining at Tiffanie Williams & Co. in Massachusetts.



  • Two Elon students spent the summer hanging around baseball diamonds: Jennifer Shelton with the Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team in North Carolina and Amy Williams with the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Many students also worked with news publications, some for credit and/or pay. To see samples of summer professional work by several Elon journalism students click on the following link: Elon journalism majors share internship work



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