Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Ivanka Trump

Summer 2016 Site Review

Position: Copywriting and Social Media Intern
Student: Sociology Sophomore

During my internship, I worked four days a week (Monday-Thursday) from around 9:30-6. I would head to my desk next to the other interns to check emails and make my to-do list for the day. What I was working on depending on who I was working for on that particular day. Because I was an editorial and social media intern, I helped the social media manager on Monday and Thursday, and the copywriter on Tuesday and Wednesday.

If I were working with the social media manager, I would check in at her desk to make sure I was squared away scheduling social media and see what other projects were on for the day. Sometimes I’d be handling gifting for bloggers or doing research or finding links for shoppable content—sometimes if she was super busy, I’d take it upon myself to learn tasks she usually did as to anticipate her needs and make her life easier. With Tess, the copywriter, she would check in with me at the beginning and end of the day to see how my projects were going. Because I was writing the same copy every week and we both adopted a “headphones in” attitude, I was given a lot of independence to get my work done.

Three times a week, the three of us would head into a “touch base” meeting with our New Mexico-based editorial director. Here we would delegate projects and go over any issues we were having at the time. Every Monday, there was a project management meeting with the entire creative team where we’d go through every single project on our plate and make sure everyone was on the same page.

In general, I was given a lot of responsibility—I even was able to coordinate and act as the point person for an entire video shoot. I was very much part of the team and was trusted to be very creative with my work. I considered myself more of an entry-level editorial and social media assistant than anything.

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