It’s a girl! It’s… two girls! Spark is proud to announce their newest additions to the intern program and to the Eye of the Intern blog. They are ready to tell everyone the nitty gritty about being an intern in the crazy PR world and start giving you a week-to-week eye on their personal experiences.
Without further ado, the ladies:
“Mobile device management” and “content farms” are not words I have ever bandied about, but suddenly they’re everywhere. These omnipresent catchphrases have invaded my lexicon. These are concepts I need to understand, for both myself, and my clients. That’s who I’m working for, and that’s who counts on me.
Hi, I’m Megan, and I’m currently in Week 2 of my internship with Sparkpr, based in the beautiful Bay Area. San Francisco is a city I’ve always aspired to call home, so it’s an added bonus to the internship experience. Prior to Spark, I worked in media — specifically, television and radio production for National Geographic Television and Baltimore’s NPR affiliate, WYPR. Like production, PR is fast-paced, but it’s also more stimulating, dynamic, and challenging. All these qualities have enticed me to focus on making this career change.
Because I have no technical PR experience — beyond my observation of PR gurus from the “other side”– I plan to keep you informed and (hopefully!) engaged about the world of PR and, more specifically, the world of agency PR. This involves discussing the delights, the challenges, the moments of euphoria, and the moments of “Gah!” I value honesty, and you can expect if from me. In the meantime, I’m off to build a media list. It’s due tomorrow. Oh deadlines, how I’ve missed you!
Hi, I’m Katy!
Two weeks into my internship, and I am loving life! After spending the last three years hopping from serving job to gallery assistant and free-lance writing, it’s nice to finally have a set schedule and some real responsibilities.
So far Sparkpr has been very welcoming, with a great office culture and delicious snacks to boot. Other internships I’ve had tend to slowly integrate you into the work – Spark lets you jump in. I’m already witnessing what it takes to pull a new business pitch together and the nuances of drafting a press release.
It’s nice to feel that I have a role and things are running smoothly … well, at least I hope. Of course, most of the time I’m not sure if I’m doing everything right, and I ask tons of questions along the way, but I think that comes with the territory.
Have an opinion on what you’d like to hear? Have a question about just starting out in the PR world? Leave them in the comments!