What It’s Like to Intern at Social Summer Camp
Written by Social Summer Camp summer intern, Francesca Neely-Dickey
Whether you’re looking to score some new marketing skills or just want to gain experience in the field, Social Summer Camp gives a thorough but exciting look into the world of social media marketing. Today I’m sharing a little glimpse of my own experience working here as intern.
No Pouring Coffees
The stereotype for a lot of internships, especially those at larger agencies, tends to boil down to “you’ll be getting coffee for the employees, not spending your time gaining authentic experience in the field.” I’ll go ahead and debunk that idea right now. Your role at Social Summer Camp is important, challenging and fun!
An average day at the office is busy, fast-paced and full of learning opportunities. Oh, and you can make your own coffee if you want! At the beginning of your internship they will ask you what areas you wish to explore. Since I worked in Facebook marketing for a while before interning, I requested more knowledge in Google Adwords and Analytics. I thought that would be my major growth point at Social Summer Camp, but I actually ended up learning way more about Facebook and content creation then I ever could have imagined.
One of my favorite aspects of the internship at Social Summer Camp is the amount of confidence they entrust in your social media marketing abilities. You have your own list of 5-7 clients that you create content for, write monthly reports for and manage on a daily basis.
However, it’s important to note that you are never alone in your tasks. The employees will guide you through an approval process for the work you do, then offer helpful feedback. This is a huge leg-up on many other internships, because sometimes you will find yourself spending a half hour just trying to flag someone down for help. That is certainly not the case here.
Skills, Skills, Skills
Another feature of my internship I really enjoyed was just simply watching my own growth over the span of a few months. When I started my internship I had experience in creating content for specific audiences, but the precision involved in Social Summer Camp’s targeted marketing is phenomenal to learn from.
Your interests can dictate a lot of what do you on a day-to-day basis. So if you love blogging or perhaps want to learn a little more about Facebook Ads, there’s a lesson for you!
At the end of your internship you will leave with a variety of new skills and experiences. The value of working in a close-knit agency will teach you to commit, research, write and organize in ways that will benefit you long after your last day in the office!