Posted: May 29, 2014
VisionPoint’s internship program doesn’t involve copying or coffee runs (although the team does confess to an office-wide caffeine addiction). Instead, interns begin collaborating with our team on internal or client tasks their very first day! This allows our interns to develop their strengths, learn quickly about the inner workings of a marketing agency as well as contribute valuable work that actually makes an impact. This summer, VisionPoint welcomes three excellent interns to the team.
Content Developer Intern
Logan is a journalism and french double-major at Washington and Lee University. She covers topics such as health, social services, religion and non-profit organizations for The Rockbridge Report, the only local news Web site and television broadcast for the Lexington, Va., Buena Vista and Rockbridge community. She is also an active member of the Chi Omega Philanthropy Committee. Logan plans to go into marketing after she graduates in 2016, working for an organization with a business model like VisionPoint’s. Logan worked as a sous-chef in southern France one summer, so she would love to live in Paris for a year to develop her french cooking skills.
Logan was interested in VisionPoint’s content developer internship because she wanted to get as much hands-on experience as possible to expand her skills as a writer as well as to understand the process of content strategy.
"Content strategy is relatively new, so learning what it is and actually practicing it during an internship would be invaluable,"â says Logan.
Outside the office, Logan enjoys running and swimming, as well as accompanying several other VisionPointers to yoga class. In her downtime, she keeps up with an impressive amount of Netflix shows and spends time with friends and family.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Guillaume
Project Manager Intern
Lizzie is a marketing major with a human services minor at Elon University. She is on head staff of New Student Orientation, the fundraising chair in Alpha Xi Delta and the business manager of The Pendulum, Elon’s school paper. Lizzie graduates next year and hopes to work for an organization similar to VisionPoint. In addition, Lizzie has a running bucket list of things she wants to accomplish in her 20s, such as living abroad or doing service work for a year or two in the U.S.
When searching for internships, Lizzie wanted to be able to apply her marketing knowledge to real work situations.
"It was important to me to work for a true internship program that already had a system in place to help their interns learn."
Lizzie is detail oriented, adept at professional communication and enjoys working with people â all of which are essential characteristics in a project manager intern. VisionPoint’s rigorous program and welcoming culture will help Lizzie hone her marketing skills.
Outside the office, Lizzie enjoys running and is currently learning to play the guitar. She admits to being a Netflix junkie. "It’s a problem," says Lizzie.
Project Manager Intern
Tyler is also a rising senior at Elon University with a double-major in strategic communications and international studies as well as a double-minor in biology and Italian studies. On top of his demanding workload, Tyler is an intramural official for Elon Campus Recreation (along with Lizzie) and a waiter at Village Grill. Tyler hopes to go into marketing or communications after he graduates next year. Once he’s crossed the stage with his degree, Tyler hopes to live abroad, maybe in Italy since he studied there last spring.
Tyler was interested in a project manager internship at VisionPoint because he wanted real-world experience. The fact that VisionPoint is a small agency will allow Tyler to get involved in various projects and see the ins-and-outs of the entire agency.
"I wanted to feel part of something and not just feel like I was an outsider looking in or a nuisance," says Tyler.
When Tyler isn't in the office or serving up his restaurant's famous Key West chicken to hungry Burlingtonians, he likes spending time with friends and family, swimming and watching TV. He's also part of VisionPoint's Netflix-loving intern bandwagon.
After their internships at VisionPoint, our interns leave with indispensable knowledge and skills that will allow them to confidently jump right in to marketing-related tasks. Our interns are a core part of our work at VisionPoint. Their vibrant energy and ability to learn on the fly helps VisionPoint grow as an agency day after day.If you’d like to learn more about our internship program and what it can do for you, check out our website’s career page or contact us today!