This week we said a reluctant goodbye to many of the friendly faces we’ve grown accustomed to seeing these past few months as the summer “semester” of Discovery’s INtern program winds down. It’s hard to reduce the passion and the enthusiasm our interns show down to a sentence or two, but suffice it to say that their talent and positive attitudes add something uniquely special to our company culture.
Before our very own corporate communications intern, Monika, could leave us today, we asked her to write about her experience at Discovery. Here’s what she had to say:
This summer I had the opportunity to intern with corporate communications at Discovery Communications as the social media intern and had the most incredible experience. Working as a Discovery iintern gives you so many different opportunities and allows college students to learn all about the company and how to succeed in the media world.
This summer’s highlights included:
- Helping with the #ChompieAttack social media campaign
- Shark Week Celebrations
- Hearing Jazz of I Am Jazz speak
- The INtern Speaker Series
One of the highlights of the Discovery INternship Program is the intern speaker series where executives from different departments of Discovery Communications speak with the interns about their careers and answer questions about the industry. This summer we had the opportunity to hear from David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications; David Leavy, Chief Communications Officer & Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Affairs; and Marjorie Kaplan, President of Content Discovery Networks International among numerous others. Each helped provide a new perspective on the company and gave their tips on what it takes to work at Discovery.
Working as a Discovery intern opens up many doors and allows you to fully immerse into an environment unlike any other full of interesting experiences and opportunities. Being a Discovery intern taught me a lot and I hope it will continue to do the same for other interns in the future.
Thank you Discovery Communications for the experience of a lifetime.
Thanks to our summer’s INterns for the hard work and contagious energy they shared with us each day! If you’re interested in being a Discovery INtern, head here to learn more.