I arrived in sunny Miami, Florida on Saturday, May 22 wondering exactly what this internship at iSource Digital was going to have in store for me. My first few days were spent searching for an apartment. Being an unpaid intern, I couldn’t afford, well, anything. Eventually I found a place, a tiny, kitchen-bathroom-bedroom crammed into one room apartment. In the end I don’t care about where I’m living, because the opportunity to work for an agency that has served clients like Sandisk, Symantec and Adidas was too good to pass up.
I arrived at work and was thrown right into the mix. I was given access to their Facebook page and was told to manage it, gain followers, make posts and promote it. I was then told to read through some of their smaller client’s websites. Since a copywriter that is no longer with iSource Digital wrote their content they were afraid there could be some errors that were overlooked, so I was in charge of combing through pages of content. My boss was worried I would be upset that I wouldn’t be doing copywriting and editing for their larger clients, but I obviously had no expectations of creating copy for a Fortune 500 company on my first day.
It’s crazy how much you can learn working at an agency that does it all. Since starting three days ago I’ve been told to research about search engine optimization, creating a blog (this blog), creating a StumbleUpon campaign. I’ve also done a lot of cool stuff for clients in just a few days, from writing product descriptions for a Miami based toy store to editing descriptions of different exercise programs at a local gym.
Seeing my edits and contributions go live on a client’s website was such a great feeling. Such a great feeling that it nearly completely makes up for working 40 hour weeks for a 250 dollar stipend each month, in other words just over a dollar an hour.
Well, I’m going to end here. I mean, how much of a post can you expect after just three days on the job?