An introduction from the new intern.
My name is Brittany Eldridge, and I am the editorial assistant intern here at 2nd & Church for the fall semester. I am currently a senior at Western Kentucky University working for my B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
I wanted to create this blog post to talk about what it’s like to be an intern! This is my second internship, and so far it has been such a rewarding experience. I’m finally getting into editing while still writing, of course, and I’m getting to do hands on work. I’m organizing press kits about authors and his or her new books, I’m updating and adding content to the website, working with social media to blast the new information, communicating with the editor, Roy, and the wonderfully nice people at JKS Communications. And I was even able to write a book review!
I know it might seem like a lot, but I only wish it was my full time job!
This has further confirmed in my mind that this is the field I want to be in, and I think that your internship should do just that. You should be having fun and communicating with your supervisor, whomever that might be, and you should be reassured of career path you have chosen to take.
Being an intern for 2nd & Church will open a lot of doors for me, and it’s giving me the experience that employers love. I think the most important thing so far is that I’m having fun with what I’m doing. I’m learning and growing as an aspiring editor and writer, and I’ve been welcomed into a whole new world of information.
I never knew there was so much information about the editing and publishing industry. (There’s just some information that you can’t learn in a classroom.) I hope to create more blog posts in the future, talking about my internship experience—next time having a little more detail and specifics, and I’ll mention a few challenges that I’ve faced.
Until next time,