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.

Tonkins-768x512Nagatha 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.

Kristina_LeeKristina Lee – Student Assistant, Communications Internship Office

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

Previous Internships:

  • Girls’ Life Magazine
  • CollegeFashionista
  • Flamingo
  • Starcom Mediavest Groupe under Publicis Media

On Campus Involvement:

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Risk Management chairman
  • Former assistant fashion editor and designer for The Edge Magazine
  • Former PR representative for Blasé Magazine
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Whatever you do, do not procrastinate when looking for internships. It’s better to start the search early on so that you are able to take your time doing thorough research of possible opportunities! Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to people who you know may be able to help you get your foot in the door.

Reason to visit the Communications Internship Office:

Finding and applying for an internship can be a stressful process. Luckily, there are plenty of resources and tools in the Internship Office that can help you get on the right track. The internship database will assist you in your search of the “dream” internship.

Meet our Communications Internship Ambassadors!

Ellie AndersonEllie_Anderson

Major: Communication Design
Graduation Year: 2018

Previous Internships:

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • BrandLink Communications

On Campus Involvement:

  • Alpha Xi Delta sorority, publicity chair
  • Elonthon committee member
  • SPARKS, social media director and peer educator

Arielle BerlinskyArielle_Berlinsky

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2019
Email: aberlinsky@elon.edu

Previous Internships:

  • Tomorrow Pictures Inc.
  • Stop Light Observations

On Campus Involvement:

  • Elon Elementary, volunteer
  • Founding a branch of Girls on the Run at Elon Elementary
  • Clubs: French Club, Elon Outdoors, Cooking, IDEA, Young Educators of America

Caroline BrehmanCaroline_Brehman.jpg

Major: Communication Design
Graduation Year: 2018

Previous Internships:

  • The Burlington Times-News
  • Velocity
  • Philadelphia Futures
  • Sevag Public Relations

On Campus Involvement:

  • Elon News Network, photo editor
  • National Press Photographers Association, chapter president
  • Former photo editor for The Edge Magazine
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority

Colton CadaretteColton_Cadarette.jpg

Major: Strategic Communications and Media Analytics
Graduation Year: 2019
Email: ccadarette@elon.edu

Previous Internships:

  • Manchester Monarchs
  • The Madison Square Garden Company
  • Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • William Morris Endeavor

On Campus Involvement:

  • Student Union Board, concerts director
  • Elon Athletics, marketing manager
  • Communications Fellow
  • InterVarsity

Danielle DrubnerDanielle_Drubner.jpg

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2018
Email: ddrubner@elon.edu

Previous Internships:

  • Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Factory 36

On Campus Involvement:

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority
  • Burlington Animal Shelter, volunteer

Miles GarrettMiles_Garrett

Major: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018
Email: mgarrett9@elon.edu

Previous Internships:

  • FOX 5 Atlanta WAGA
  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Appen Media Group

On Campus Involvement:

  • Elon News Network, student reporter/anchor and football beat writer
  • Campus Recreation, Koury Operations programs specialist
  • Communications Fellow

Lucia JervisLucia_Jervis

Major: Journalism and Cinema & Television Arts
Graduation Year: 2019

Previous Internships:

  • El Comercio
  • Radio Sucesos

On Campus Involvement:

  • Lumen Scholar
  • Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
  • Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, diversity ambassador
  • El Centro, student coordinator
  • Elon News Network, designer and reporter
  • WSOE 89.3

Haley MuratoreHaley_Muratore1.jpg

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

Previous Internships:

  • Porter Novelli – Omnicom
  • Connections (Nonprofit)
  • Wicked Cow Entertainment

On Campus Involvement:

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority
  • Public Relations Student Society of America

Rachel TinkerRachel_Tinker

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2018
Email: rtinker@elon.edu

Previous Internships:

  • Go Girl Communications
  • Keller Williams Realty Infinity

On Campus Involvement:

  • Inter-Residence Council, president
  • Colleges Against Cancer, social media director
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership development chair
  • Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society
  • National Residence Hall Honorary

Janay TysonJanay_Tyson1

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2019

Previous Internships:

  • MDC Inc.

On Campus Involvement:

  • Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, student coordinator
  • Colonnades Neighborhood, RA
  • Inman Office of Admissions, diversity ambassador
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority
  • President’s Student Leadership Advisory Council

Other Recent Bloggers:

KatieblogpicKatie Franck

Major: Strategic Communications
Graduation Year: 2022
Email: kfranck2@elon.edu

About Me: I am a strategic communications major from Cary, NC.  I work in the communications internships office and am happy to answer questions about internships, networking, and particularly networking with alumni.

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