When both relatives and friends ask me what I enjoy best about my internship, I always answer: “Each day is never the same.” Which is true.
There is a different task awaiting me and my little table every day — which is a refreshing change of pace from my menial labor job and the blurred days of summer. This internship with Mobile Museum of Art granted me a summer filled with structure and productivity, but it also gifted me with so much more.
Back in June, with my first post, I stated that my “internship purpose” was to further understand Public Relations and all that the field entails, as well as contribute to the museum in any way possible. I can (fortunately!) say that this internship is not one where you sit and answer phone calls; rather, I have made visible contributions. For example, I’ve generated graphics, edited photos, written press releases, and completed other similar tasks. I’ve met so many wonderful and creative people. I look forward to each and every day.
Last semester, my favorite professor said that everything you need for the job is what you learn on the job, and he was correct. This internship has provided me with more experience than a Tuesday-Thursday class and crushing student debt ever could.
For the remainder of the summer term, I plan to continue to make the most of my time here. I’m excited to finish my summer-long project (a brochure for the museum!) and help with a testimonials adage to the website. I’m happy as long as I’m creating.