How To Be An Intern
The Intern: a fresh-faced student with limitless potential, typically embracing the belief that college coursework is equivalent to experience; not yet hardened by the industry, naive but optimistic about the ways of the world; full of romanticized ideals for a future career, yet often simultaneously unsure about choice of college major.
That was me, roughly ten weeks ago. I feel fairly certain this is the mindset of the average intern, whether entering the public relations industry or not. How to be an intern may appear glaringly obvious at first: “What could really be so difficult about sending some emails and making coffee?,” I hear you saying to yourself. But based on my recent time here at Linda Costa Communications Group, I would have appreciated these helpful observations before diving into the professional communication arena:
Some of my intern qualities remain (I’d like to think I still have limitless potential…), but I’ve bid others farewell for the better. While my perceptions of myself and the PR field have changed, my first glimpse into the industry has been both rewarding and exceptionally painless at Linda Costa Communications Group (and coffee-making free!). I couldn’t have asked for better, and I will most certainly be keeping my major.
Intern Devin Pascoe has only one more summer to perfect the art of being an intern. She hopes to take her own advice with her as she ventures deeper into the communications field, along with her newly acquired experience, portfolio and confidence.