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The Intern Chronicles: Reflections from the Class of 2018

August 22, 2018

Another year, we’ve been fortunate enough to have several students join us for our 2018 summer internship program.

To recognize these individuals’ contributions, we asked our interns to think back and provide us with some of the most valuable things they learned or experienced during their time here at DDC. From researching client issues to tracking social media ad campaigns, their hard work did not go unnoticed! We want to thank them for all they did this summer and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Melissa Horowitz

Department: Digital Media

School: Elon University

This summer I have had the privilege of working with the most amazing and intelligent group of people. The digital team embraced me as one of their own and taught me so much about how the digital landscape works. As a part of this team, I got to create and post content calendars for clients as well as keep track of various social media pages and ad campaigns. It’s sad to think my social intelligence-filled mornings are coming to an end, but I know I have gained so much from the experience and loved the daily banter. I am also so grateful for my fellow interns. From eating at 5 Guys to having daily lessons on Irish slang terms, I have made memories and friendships that I will never forget.

Samantha Serrano

Department: Client Relations

School: The George Washington University

As a graduate student at GWU, I was looking forward to finding a fulfilling summer internship that would expand my knowledge and experience in the D.C. political landscape – and that is exactly what I found through DDC! Over the course of my ten weeks here at the firm, I was afforded the opportunity to have a truly hands-on internship that allowed me to grow as a young professional and learn more about what it means to work in a collaborative environment. Being a member of the Client Relations team, I worked with many individuals in the firm to produce social media content for clients, conduct research on up-and-coming technological healthcare innovations, and manage client information in our database. Since DDC has such a variety of clients, I was exposed to new information every day and learned a variety of skills that I will take with me as I continue in my professional journey. Finally, I will also miss my fellow interns from the summer program, Mark and Melissa. From bonding over Mac and Cheese to planning a trip to visit Ireland, we developed relationships that I know will last a lifetime.

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