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Interning with Purpose: How my First Internship Set Me Up to be Successful

During the summer of 2020, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of interning with Campowerment, a women-founded company centered in helping other women discover their passions and promote empowerment for all that become involved. I served as the marketing and public relations intern for the duration of ten weeks, and I am forever grateful to have had this experience as the first internship in my professional career.

I stumbled upon this opportunity with Campowerment somewhat randomly. A peer of mine had reached out to Klein’s career center about possible internships for the summer, and when she heard of Campowerment’s position she immediately referred me. I was intrigued by the position of serving for a smaller, newer company, and was excited to see where the internship would take me. Without the career center and my peers within PRSSA, I would have never found Campowerment.

For the duration of my time spent interning, I focused mainly on building press lists and researching marketing partners to bring into Campowerment’s expert base. And while I learned new things each day, the most important part of the internship for me was the passion I got to exert into my projects. I was able to find new women to feature as experts for our online workshops, like Tatiana Lee and Bunny McKensie Mack, as well as experience the empowering feeling of shadowing women who follow their dreams every single day. My favorite thing about interning with this company was the freedom they gave me to be creative and follow my passions while helping me whenever I needed it!

My internship with Campowerment was one of the most worthwhile experiences I have had while studying at Temple University thus far. Each day I met new people and learned new things, and I truly feel confident in my ability to succeed in the future. Interning with a company based in promoting so many of the same passions that I believe in has propelled me to discover a future career I am excited to explore. I am forever grateful for Campowerment and the lessons I learned from such an inspiring company.

This blog post was written by Anne Cleary, Senior Director of Community Service.

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