where are they now?
Blair Callahan '14 - digital content coordinator at New Homes and Ideas in Raleigh
Amelia Beamer '14 - content and communications coordinator at Primero Systems in Charlotte
Megan Kiger '13 - communications specialist at Widener University
Kasey Mead '13 - guest concierge at Caromont Health in Gastonia
Jacqueline Daniele '13 - assistant, Tommy Hilfiger Handbag Division in New York City
Cameron Daily '13 - associate alternate site representative at Hospira
Ethan Warlick ' 13 - digital marketing specialist | web content producer and marketing analyst with SharedVue in Raleigh
Sarah Lively '13 - digital producer at WSOC-TV in Charlotte
Joy Ellis '13 - project specialist at South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC)
Sarah Onyshko ’12 - writer and editor in Cleveland/Akron area
Meghan French ’11 - manager, public relations at American Bankers Association
Ashton Brooks ’11 - patient recruitment specialist II at INC Research in Raleigh
Natalie Price ’11 – English instructor in Costa Rica
Haley Williams ’11 - senior account lead at Pinkness Marketing, Charlotte
Bill Hawks '10, '11M - director of business development at SeedSpark, Charlotte
Nicole Doherty ’10 - Administrative Assistant at Biomet Summit Surgical, Raleigh
Ashton Young Gourlay ’10 - public relations and event coordinator at the Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center
Stephanie Celenza '10 - junior board member at CO/LAB Theater Group in New York City
Erica Tucker '10 - Jr. Publicist at Anderson Group PR in Los Angeles
Ezechiel Orski-Ritchie ’10 - Account Manager - Automotive at Google in Sydney, Australia
Jessica Costanza '09 - account manager at TVC Group, New York City
Katie White Mozeleski '09 - manager of merchandising and marketing at Coach in New York City
Suzanne Barron - marketing executive with Pentana Inc. in Hertfordshire, England
Kate Heaton '09 - quality assurance analyst at US Airways express
Laura Klinedinst '09 - senior digital strategist with 3 Birds Marketing LLC in Chapel Hill
Hands-on, feet-first learning experience
Whether it's assisting at an on-location magazine photo shoot, creating a video for YouTube, interviewing top scientists about their latest research or working with media during a press conference, your Office of University Relations internship will give you a wide-range of experiences sure to impress your future employers.
During your semester with us you will be exposed to and assist in a wide range of writing, communications and marketing assignments covering all aspects of OUR, with the goal of constantly improving your skills in all areas.
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with OUR professionals as they work with divisions and departments across campus to:
UNCW publications, news releases, websites, advertisement and marketing plans.
OUR photo services also offers internship opportunities that exposes students to:
- digital and film photography
- hands-on location lighting for still photography
- access to professional photo equipment as well as state-of-the-art imaging computers
UNCW Media Production provides a learning platform where students can train in the fields of broadcasting and communication. The CHWK, a faculty and staff-managed, student-operated channel, reaches an audience of nearly 14,000 people, while TLN, UNCW's public broadcast reaches an audience of approximately 130,000. This makes UNCW Media Production unique because no other large-scale, local outlet provides opportunities for students to make decisions about air time, scheduling, content generation, news gathering, management and broadcasting.
What to expect
Here are some things you will be asked to do:
- conduct interviews (faculty, staff, alumni, students) and do background research
- write and edit articles for major university publications (printed and online), brochures, advertisements
- assist with media relations for programs and events
- participate in press conferences
- attend important campus events and meetings such as UNCW Board of Trustees
- work on marketing projects, including videos
- work on university-related social networking programs
- learn basic graphic design skills
- learn about crisis communications
- assist with or participate in photo shoots
- assist with market research
- assist with speech writing
- shoot, edit and package short videos to post online
- assist with website development
At the end of the term, you will have developed a well-rounded portfolio of published work that will be very helpful as you pursue other internships and full-time employment after graduation. We will help you strengthen the communication skills that are essential for public relations professionals.
A limited number of internships are available each semester, as well as summer sessions, for credit (3-credit hours, 126 hours or 6-credit hours, 252 hours) or for non-credit. Internships are not paid.