Each May, we send spring interns out into the world with new social marketing skills and welcome summer interns to learn the ways of EnviroMedia.
During the transition, we open up the Enviroblog to our interns to share what they learned and offer a peek into what the agency and the work we do looks like from their perspective.
Name: Kate Loftesness
School: University of Oregon
Major: Newspaper/Editorial Journalism, Magazine Journalism, and History
EnviroMedia Internship: Account Service in Portland, February – July 2012
In my undergrad education, I focused on newspaper journalism. I interned at newspapers and newsweeklies, took reporting classes, bought my own voice recorder … the whole shebang.
Then, about three months before graduation, I realized that wasn’t actually what I wanted to do with my life. After freaking out for a while, I began exploring my options and decided that a) the last four years had not been a complete waste, and b) marketing and communications was the direction I really wanted to take.
Because of my life-long interest in the environment and sustainability, I knew about EnviroMedia’s office in Portland. When I saw they were looking for an account service intern I applied. I was thrilled to get the position. This has been a great opportunity for me to gain some experience in and exposure to the marketing world. Hopefully, now the rest of the world will also see how invaluable my EnviroMedia internship experience has been and someone will want me to work for them!