This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their summer internship experience.
Briefly describe your internship and your responsibilities.
I work closely with the preschool team to gain insight into the development pipeline. My role as an intern includes assisting the staff with various office duties, shadowing the development staff on projects, observing creative meetings, and gaining exposure to the workflow. Additionally, I provide script coverage, review stories, and learn about pitching.
How will this role guide your future career path?
As someone who aspires to work in children’s media, this role will allow me to get an inside look at the industry and see where I would best fit in.
What about this position has surprised you?
I have been pleasantly surprised by how intentionally Nickelodeon has crafted their internship program. They truly want interns to learn during their time here so that they can succeed in their future careers. A few of the ways the company does this is by organizing meetings where interns can hear from employees in different departments, emphasizing mentorship, and supporting the physical and mental well-being of the interns.
What is the most challenging part of this position?
The most challenging part is not being able to talk about the projects I’m working on!
What lessons will you take back with you to the classroom in the fall?
I will take back the lessons of not selling myself short and being more confident when I express my thoughts and opinions.
What has been your favorite part about your internship so far?
My favorite part has been getting to work and form relationships with all the kind and talented people at Nickelodeon, especially those on the preschool team!