Over the summer, our members have exciting experiences with unique jobs and internships. Here are some of our member’s Summer ADventures that can inspire you to either do the same or something similar.

Madison Andrews

Company/Agency name that you worked for? 

DMG Solutions, it’s a small company with only 5 regular employees and over summer there were 4 interns.

Where was it?

Orlando, FL

Your position 

I was the team leader for the interns and was an account management intern, but I had many roles.

Projects you worked on

Our project for the summer was CBC of Central Florida. They deal with adoption and foster care in the central Florida area. We created a campaign for their foster family recruitment, mentor recruitment, and created a presentation Keys to Independence (CBC’s program that in run all across Florida and helps foster kids get their driver’s licenses and insurance) to help them find a car insurance carrier as a sponsor.

Your favorite part of your internship 

It was an amazing internship, and Joe was a great mentor I learned so much. I worked with him all last year as well helping him with his social media for a book he published so I loved being able to work with him in person and learn from there. My favorite part was being able to lead  a team, being the one to delegate the work, and be the point of contact for the client. It really prepared me I think for post-grad when I get a job in account management.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I also loved working with a nonprofit because it felt like we were doing something good for others. And I got to sit in on a lot of other meetings on the normal DMG side and learned a lot that way as well.

Audrey Waid

Company/Agency name that you worked for? 

Three Scoops Agency

Where it was?

Melbourne, Australia

Your position

My direct supervisor was an account manager but because it was such a small agency I was really everyone’s intern: the copywriter, the account managers, the design team, the strategists, the social media team, even the CEO of the agency had me do a few research tasks!

Projects you worked on

I had a wide variety of ongoing and sporadic assignments. I worked on social media for Jack Link’s and their internal brand, Three Scoops, over the course of the entire internship, and I put together a social media strategy for two other clients. I also assisted with strategy and market research for a parking garage, which ended up being a really fun challenge since I know nothing about driving habits in Australia. I put together a few eDM messages and wrote weekly blogs for two clients, and also got my hands in some graphic design work for the internal brand. All-in-all I had an incredibly diverse and challenging summer and I learned a lot about multiple sectors of the industry.

Your favorite part of your internship

My favorite part of the internship was the people I got to work with! They all brought something different to the table and had so much passion and work ethic. I was truly inspired to be my best every day because of the agency’s culture of collaboration and openness. Also, my last day of the internship I hosted a beer and jerky pairing party with the entire office for a blog I wrote for Jack Link’s and that is probably my favorite memory of the whole internship!

Anything else you’d like to add?

Shoot for the moon! I went all the way to Australia for an internship, and I grew so much personally and professionally. So really go for that pipe-dream internship. You might surprise yourself by what you can achieve!

Megan Pirino

 

Company/Agency name that you worked for?

  Scholastic Book Fairs

Where it was?

Lake Mary, FL

Your position

  Marketing Graphic Design Intern

Projects you worked on

I designed various marketing materials for Book Fairs, helped setup & decorate for an employee convention at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel

Your favorite part of your internship 

My favorite part of the internship was going on press runs to printers to help adjust the CMKY values on printed pieces.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I think people often forget about the publishing industry, but it’s the perfect field for those who love reading.

Andrew Green

Company/Agency name that you worked for?

Worked on the F/V Brenna A under contract for Alaska General Seafoods

Where it was?

Traveled from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where we picked up the boat and travled to Bristol Bay in Naknek, Alaska.

Your position

I worked as a deckhand.

Projects you worked on

Our boat is a crab boat, but was what they call a salmon “tender” over the summer in the crab off-season. We transported nearly 2 million pounds of salmon from small fishing boats called gill netters (32 ft.) and took them back to the Alaska General Seafood Cannery in Naknek, where the would be pumped off the boat for processing. Worked unpredictable hours, sometimes only sleeping 1 or 2 hours a day.

Your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job was experiencing the fishing culture in Bristol Bay and meeting hundreds of fisherman from all around the world. There are over 1,000 gill netters catching salmon in Bristol Bay, and the Alaskan salmon run is the largest wild-salmon run in the world.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I was also filmed by someone at Discovery Channel, and might be featured in a special on the captain of the boat.