Center for Child Protection
Spring 2011 Site Review
Position: Marketing Intern
Student: English Senior
This semester I was a marketing intern at the Center for Child Protection. The Center for Child Protection is a nonprofit organization that aims to lessen the trauma that children may experience during the procedures of investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse.
I worked three days a week, each day for three and a half hours. A typical workday for me would begin with arriving and signing in, then receiving an electronic badge that would give me access to enter the different rooms and offices of the building. I wore this with my name tag. After signing in I would go to my desk, as I had one for myself with a computer, and would usually work on a project that had been assigned to me to be completed by a deadline of typically a few weeks. In the beginning of my internship, I performed research for my supervisor and others in the marketing department. Then, I organized a binder of marketing sources such as newspapers and magazines that had mentioned the Center over the course of last year.
Towards the middle of my internship, my concentration shifted to translating marketing materials for the Center from English into Spanish such as informational packets for parents, a portion of the content on their website, and an informational brochure. I would complete these translation tasks on the PC computer at my desk, but when it came to editing and making final revisions, such as to the parent packets, I would make them on a Mac. The Mac contained a design program that let me see what the packets would look like visually once they were ready for distribution.
The work atmosphere in the part of the Center where I worked was both professional and open. Everyone worked hard, but they were also very friendly and respectful to one another, including with me. In total, I really enjoyed my internship and would strongly recommend it.