This spring, Washington, D.C. native Leen Zada won free summer housing in New York City in EHS’s You & Me in NYC promotion with Internships.com. For a couple months, she’s been interning for the nonprofit Participatory Culture Foundation. Today, Leen updates us on what she’s been working on as the experience comes to a close.
By Leen Zada
I’ve been enjoying my internship at Participatory Culture Foundation as a marketing and outreach intern. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have a spreadsheet with all my projects listed on it to keep me on track, and for my bosses to check my progress. I’m also allowed to add or suggest any new projects that I’m interested in doing. I work on several different projects at once, so I always have something to do.
I’ve been posting blogs for Universal Subtitles and Miro Community. Blogging is one of my favorite things to do at PCF. Whenever there is something cool or new with Universal Subtitles, other interns and I take turns blogging about it. We also blog for Miro every week, where we highlight three videos from active Miro Community sites that we find interesting. I like using WordPress and learning about HTML.
The other two interns and I divide up our “social media days.” Mine are Mondays and Fridays. Social media days are days when we utilize Twitter and Facebook. We take time reply to any mentions, answer questions, tweet and post different things on the Universal Subtitles Facebook page. We use Hootsuite to tweet from our various accounts: @universalsubs, @mirocommunity and @themirofolks.
“Since communication is key, we use different chatrooms to keep in touch during work hours.”
I’ve also been captioning some videos in English, and translating some from Arabic to English.
Since communication is key, we use different chatrooms to keep in touch during work hours, as well as Skype for conference calls. Whenever I’m writing an email or any kind of document I draft it on Google Docs and share it with others to get feedback.
I only have about 10 days left at my internship, so I need to finish all my projects and learn as much as I can before I leave. This experience has been great so far!
Check the blog next Tuesday to read more of Leen’s adventures in NYC.