Greetings, reader! I’ve been at my internship with the Lucy-Desi Center for Comedy for over a month, and I just recently agreed to blog about my experience for Jamestown Community College. I’m really excited to share my experience, and I’ll try not bore anyone too much!
I’ve been looking forward to getting an internship for a while now. I have had manual labor jobs with a paving company and a highway department in the past. These jobs were great, but I really wanted to take a big step in my career as a marketer.
When I got the call from the Lucy-Desi Center saying that they had selected me as one of their interns, I got excited and knew this was a big first step in my business career. All of my coworkers are friendly and great to work with, and we all get along really well. It’s a pretty casual environment and a lot of my co-workers feel like friends.
The first couple of weeks weren’t too crazy, but I felt like I was contributing to the Center. I gave my supervisor some input about changing different brochures and fliers we distributed. I also update our Facebook and Twitter pages (hint: follow us!). Now I do all sorts of jobs with the Center, and I love taking on big assignments when something new comes up. Recently, I’ve worked on promoting events. The two main ones so far have been a kid-friendly show and a more adult-oriented one, where military veterans could get in for free. I helped to design the posters and contacted different venues that would promote our events.
One of the most fun jobs I’ve done so far was to drive around Lakewood and hang up posters for our Lucy Comedy Festival and 5K Run. It was great to be out in the sun, promoting one of our biggest events. I helped to select the stores where we would hang the posters, and I enjoyed talking with local business owners about the festival.
The Lucy Comedy Festival opens August 6, but we started preparing for it months ago. Our Center is very ambitious, and we have worked very hard at securing funding to make this year’s festival our latest and greatest. We’re proud to have Jay Leno, Tom Cotter, and a few other famous comedians in our festival lineup. I couldn’t believe it when I heard that Leno sold out in under three hours!
Recently, I was given my responsibilities for the festival, which made me really step up to the plate. I was given control over all vendor relations, which includes vendor recruitment, meeting their needs, assigning them spots to vend, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
I’m having a great time working with the Center and spreading the word about our summer events. We even have plans to open a national comedy center and hall of fame right here in Jamestown. Who knows what will come next? I look forward to sharing more tales of my internship with you!