Two of our content production interns, Taylor & Alicia, outline the top 7 things they learned from interning on the brand journalism team. 

By Taylor Stano & Alicia Lawson, Content Production Interns

Being half-way done with our summer internship at MediaSource, not only have we learned all about about the company and team, we now understand what it takes to be a content production intern. 

Here is some advice we have for future interns:

1. Don't be afraid to make mistakes.
You're here to learn and grow from real-world experiences. Making mistakes is a part of life and you can only learn from the mistakes you make. 

2. Expect the unexpected.
Be ready to dive into all kinds of tasks. From writing articles to going on shoots, you'll get to experience every aspect of MediaSource. You could travel anywhere, from a hospital to a dairy barn, so dress accordingly. You may even get to drive the large company car for an errand so be prepared!

3. Ask questions.
Remember, you're only an intern, so don't be afraid to ask questions. They don't expect you to know everything so seek help if you need it. No question is a bad question. 

4. Don't be afraid to speak up and share your own ideas.
 Any idea can be worth sharing. Two minds think better than one, so your input is important. Step outside of your comfort zone and speak up.

5. Be a team player.
You're not only on the content production team, you're part of the whole MediaSource team. You're an extra set of hands so feel free to help anyone who may need your help! 

6. Be patient.
Your managers have their own things to work on, so be patient when it comes to getting new tasks and assignments. They'll give you an assignment, we promise. 

7. Have fun!
As cliche as this sounds, you need to enjoy what you do. Take advantage of this opportunity at MediaSource and have fun on the job!

Happy interning!

MediaSource is a media relations and content production firm that specializes in brand journalism tactics. From news media coverage to consumer video tactics, MediaSource partners with the nation’s top hospitals and corporations to get their message to targeted audiences. MediaSource is best known for delivering brand buzz by amplifying messages across both earned media and company-owned media channels.


AuthorColleen O'Morrow