- The Twitter Internship is soon to become simply An Internship. Last week I was happy to join New Media Strategies as their intern, starting in May 2009. I’m looking forward to learning more about how they use new media tools, including Twitter where I got their attention to begin with, to participate in online communities where they promote and protect brands for their clients. I think we’ll be a good fit together since we share the same inclination to try new online tools for ourselves so that we can understand any opportunities they offer for those we represent.
- I have signed up for summer semester at American University. The two last classes of my Graduate degree in Public Communication will be Crisis and Political Communications. And since they take place in the evening, it shouldn’t be any trouble for my internship.
- Rock the Vote, which I had previously applied for an internship, has begun to offer a fellowship program for young students like myself. This largely self-defined fellowship encourages individual innovation using social media to reach young people and engage them in civics. Although I probably will not be able to become part of their program because of my internship responsibilities, I hope to join their team and help out via Telecommuting over the course of their campaign. Ask me or tweet Chris Kennedy for an invitation if you’re interested in joining the program.
- To date I was able to raise $195 from 7 donors for People to People on Facebook. Although this did not reach my goal, it surpassed my expectations, and has raised the bar for non-profits like PTP online. I am proud of what I could contribute using these social media tools as an individual, and look forward to helping them in the future.
While some of these updates might warrant a post of their own, thanks for letting me be a little self-indulgent. If you’re dying to keep up on the latest as it happens, why not join me on Twitter already? After all, it did help me get this internship, etc…