Internship Spotlight: Big Apple Circus

Name of company/organization: Big Apple Circus

Office location: New York City

Was it in-house or agency? In-house

Type of PR: Entertainment & Non-Profit

Size of PR department: Small

Semester and year you interned: Summer 2008

How did you find out about this internship? I found out through my mom, she was in touch with someone in the Marketing department and she asked if there was a PR internship. I got the contact information and it went from there.

How many days a week did you work?  Are they flexible? 3 times a week. They were very flexible.

Was it a paid internship? Not paid, $25  a day stipend.

Can you take this internship for credit? N/A

What were some of the things you were responsible for? Writing features, interviewing cast, compiling clips, attended weekly, marketing department meetings, etc.

What did you learn from this internship? How to be a better writer, lots of interpersonal skills, and the great things non-profit brings to everyone.

What did you like about this internship? The people are great. I really got to get my hands in everything, and my supervisor was a great mentor.

What, if anything, did you dislike about the internship? I would have liked to work with more departments, see what they do and understand how they contribute to this awesome organization.

Would you recommend this internship to other PR students? YES

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