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.
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
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,
- 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,
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