School of Communications welcomes new director of internships

Amber Moser steps into a new role leading the Internship Office following Nagatha Tonkins’ retirement in December.

Amber Moser, appointed director of internships in the School of Communications in December, understands the significance of her new role and how it serves the school’s nearly 1,300 students.

Amber Moser

“Internships are an important stepping stone for students,” Moser said. “I am beyond grateful to be in a role that allows me to support them in this endeavor.”

Moser took over as director of internships following the retirement of Nagatha Tonkins, who led the School of Communications’ Internship Office since 2008.

“I am excited to continue the program that Mrs. Tonkins established, and to carry on the legacy of her work,” Moser said.

At Elon, Moser has held a variety of positions. She was a career advising fellow at Elon for the 2014-15 academic year and spent the next five years as the assistant director of career services for the School of Communications. In addition to her new role as director, Moser also teaches in the School of Communications.

As the director of internships, Moser meets with students to offer them support in their internship exploration process. She also collaborates with students to set goals, identify internship options, and assist in expanding their personal network by connecting them with professionals.

Colleague Ross Wade, senior director of career services for the School of Communications, looks forward to seeing Moser step into her new role.

“Amber’s five years of experience working as the assistant director of career services has provided her industry expertise, incredible employer contacts, and relationships with alumni that will greatly benefit the students she’ll be working with,” Wade said.

The Love School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences have also gained new directors of internships, and both Moser and Wade said they look forward to the opportunity for collaboration.

“I will be working with my colleagues to build relationships with more employers, make internships more accessible for our students, and update our current processes,” Moser said.