Pros: good music, great people, a lot of event experience
Cons: some difficult personalities in other departments, as expected in any job.
On a day-to-day basis I was pretty busy as a Public Relations intern. I was always researching new media outlets to pitch, archiving press clips, and flagging Google alerts. However, while those were interesting and necessary tasks, my managers were wonderful and very keen on teaching me all they know about the Public Relations world. I was given a lot of responsibility, and when I asked for more I – more... was given more! I was able to work a lot on the different event at JALC and my managers gave me quite a few opportunities to write and edit my own press releases and pitches, as well as coordinate publicity opportunities between musicians and publications on my own. My co-workers were, and still are I;m sure, absolutely fantastic. The environment was always friendly and fun but everyone was always productive and professional. The hardest part of my job was being patient with people missing deadlines or not responding to emails, however those little speed bumps taught me to be more patient and helped me with my email etiquette. I learned so much from this internship, and that was the most enjoyable part of my job (other than listening to jazz music all the time!). – less