Who: Ted Baird
What: Sophomore entrepreneurship & innovation major
Where: Bron Deal Enterprises LLC; Frisco, Texas – It was a summer internship, to help grow his company and learn the behind-the-scenes to the fashion world.
When: May 2013 to August 2013
Why: I met Bron Austin at a Delta Sigma Pi fraternity event last year and he talked to me about his high-end custom men’s line. I told him I had a huge passion for the fashion industry and a few weeks later he offered me an internship in Texas to help expand his company. It was an amazing opportunity to work side by side with such a dedicated entrepreneur. I was lucky enough to travel with Bron to Oklahoma, New York, and various parts of Texas.
Who: Ienna Dela Torre
What: Junior politics major, legal studies & media studies minor
Where: National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter – a progressive legal membership organization that is focused on supporting and upholding the civil rights of underrepresented communities. I assist with general administrative duties in the office, as well as some research and article-writing. I help provide support to protesters at demonstrations throughout the Bay Area, responding to mail from inmates’ who seek legal support. It’s awesome!
When: Spring 2014
Why: I really wanted to get hands-on experience with a non-profit organization, especially one geared towards progressive thinking – so far, I love it!
Who: Derek Buckwalter
What: Junior performing arts & social justice – music concentration major, general business minor, tech and design certificate candidate
Where: Om Entertainment Group – a local record label/lifestyle company that started the careers of artists like Kaskade and Bassnectar. I managed the online social media presence of the brand, shipped cds and other inventory, worked the merchandise table at the Maker Faire and a few concerts, created promotional content for the relaunching of one of the sub-labels, participated in the relaunch, found key corporate contacts, got equipment, and put up posters/flyers in local key business areas like the Mission and the Haight.
When: Summer 2011 to Spring 2013
Why: I love the artists whose careers they started, how well they treated artists, how they treat one another with respect, and the connections they granted me.
Who: Alisha Casey
What: Freshman english major
Where: Berrett-Koehler Publishing – Sales & Marketing Intern
I worked on Sales reports, meeting with authors, completing spreadsheets, and marketing in general (advertisting, tweeting, etc.)
When: January 21st-April 30th (three days a week)
Why: I needed an internship to break into publishing because it’s almost impossible to get into the business with just a degree. This was somewhere to start so I could move up. I’m also taking an internship writing class so I get four credits for the internship.
Who: Jonna German
What: Sophomore sociology major, dual degree in teacher preparation program, health studies and child and youth studies minor
Where: Child Family Health International – a non-profit NGO that sends students to over 50 countries abroad. This organization provides medical care and assists impoverished communities through asset based community development. I helped implement community outreach programs, fundraise, and match students to programs according to their interests. Programs include dentistry, maternal and child care, reproductive health, etc.
When: October 2013 to February 2014 (once a week)
Why: Interning is really important because it gives you valuable experience into the working world. It helps students get an idea of what field they would like to go into. Firsthand experience is always beneficial. I wanted to learn more about public health as a field and this gave me lots of exposure to it as well as the non-profit industry.