Intern Spotlight: Emily Emig
Emily Emig currently has an internship with the Bureau of State Parks and she sat down to tell us all about it!
Q: What’s your name, major, and intended graduation year?
A: My name is Emily Emig, I’m a Human Communication Studies major and Technical/Professional Communications is my minor and I will graduate in May 2017.
Q: Tell us about your current internship.
A: My internship is with the Bureau of State Parks with the Department of Conservation of National Resources, which is under the State Government. It’s a communications internship under them, so I’m not in the field; I’m behind the scenes running social media. It's a pretty cool internship.
Q: What are your responsibilities?
A: I’ve written a few articles for PA Forest Magazine, I control the social media pages, and I attend the executive meetings. I’ve gotten to put my input on larger bureau matters like the future of how state parks are going to run. I have also helped plan events, where I create the invitation, the guest list, the field invites, and then get to attend the events and make sure everything runs smoothly. So, not only have I been behind the scenes as far as putting events, and papers together but I also get to communicate with high level executives as well as legislators in Pennsylvania.
Q: Do you believe the Technical Communications minor aided you when applying to your current position? What are some of the skills you utilize in this position?
A: Absolutely, this minor has helped me so much, a lot of what I do is putting documents together whether it be a proposal, I recently created a proposal for state parks, when to post [on social media], different posts, and what’s the most popular, so I had to use my skills of proposal writing for that.
As far as certain ways to write and how to handle yourself with others, although there was never directly a class for professionalism I feel that Dr. Kungl and Dr. Cella specifically have given me the skills I need to communicate with high level executives.
Q: Do you have a favorite memory of the minor from your time here at Ship?
A: I wouldn’t say a favorite because I liked a lot of my classes. Definitely, the two that helped me the most were Technical Writing 1 and 2 because they give you the basis for everything. Multimedia Presentation with Dr. Liu was the best because we got to design a website, and we got to choose between HTML and Wix, and I chose HTML so I could learn it. Then, in Dr. Kungl’s class I was able to use Wix. I don’t directly use those in my internship, but I do use them in my personal life.
We want to thank Emily for sharing her experiences with her internship with us. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
Listed below are some companies who have accepted Shippensburg students as interns in the past.
Sunbury Press, Inc.
Shippensburg Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Volvo Construction Equipment
Shippensburg Public Library
To view more details about internships and positions, log in to your SHIP Career Connection account following the steps below:
- Go to www.ship.edu/career
- Click on: Students: "Ship Career Connection" (you'll log in through your SHIP portal)
- Complete your profile
- Click on the "Jobs" tab to view positions and search for the opportunity
As always, contact the director of the Minor, Dr. Carla Kungl, or the Career Center, if you have any questions!