This is a blog that will give you insight into how to be the best possible intern you can be. It will inform you about the importance of research, how to find the best internship for you, how to thrive on site, and all that lies in the middle. Who knows, with the help of this site, you could become the star intern! Through reading and interacting with this blog, the wonders and wealth of the internship world can be discovered.  We welcome your questions and comments at cominternships@elon.edu

Nagatha Tonkins has been working with interns for over 20 years.  First, when she supervised them in her role as a morning TV anchor/producer; and later, when she was the internship director/assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at North Carolina A&T State University.  Presently, she is the internship director/assistant professor in the School of Communications at Elon University where she and her student internship ambassadors update this blog.

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Hanna Anderson is the student internship coordinator for the Elon School of Communications. Hanna is a Communication Design major. As the internship office student coordinator, she strives to help her peers find the perfect internship. She maintains all of the Communications Internship office’s social media accounts, as well as compiles and distributes the weekly hotlist. Hanna is excited to be a part of the Communications Internship office and to work with Elon students to help them accomplish their internship goals!


Meet our Communications Internship Ambassadors!

Perry Elyaderani is a senior Journalism and Chemistry double major at Elon. This past summer, he interned with ABC7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles and anchors for Elon News Network.


Paige Pauroso is a senior Broadcast Journalism major. This past summer, she interned with 8 News WRIC in Richmond, Virginia, and is a senior reporter with Elon News Network.


Alexis Williams is a senior Strategic Communications major. Last summer she interned at AKA in New York City. At Elon, she works as an engineer with ESTV and is the creator and executive producer of Laugh Tracks.

Alexis Williams

Mariam Rosales is a senior Broadcast Journalism major. This past summer, she interned Telemundo Network and works with Elon News Network.


Kristina Lee is a junior Strategic Communications major. This past summer, she interned with Girls’ Life Magazine and also works with CollegeFashionista.


Atoria Mills is a senior Journalism major. She recently interned with 60 Minutes and with CNN, and is also a producer at Elon News Network.


Leena Dahal is a senior Strategic Communications and International Studies double major. She interned with Women LEAD Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal, and is the Opinions Editor at Elon News Network.


Alex Ofori is a senior Broadcast Journalism major. He interned at the Boston Herald this past summer and is a reporter for Elon News Network and producer at One on One sports.


Elizabeth Zimmerman is a senior Strategic Communications major. This past summer, she interned with Fahlgren Mortine and is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.


Bryan Anderson is a junior Media Analytics and Journalism double major. He interned with the Raleigh News & Observer this past summer and currently serves as the Elon News Network Enterprise Manager.


Recent Former Bloggers:

Kaelyn Green

Lauren Eckstrom

Deirdre Walsh

Alexandra Worsham

Katie Ginsburg

Sara Russell

Matt Krause

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