I started my internship with the goal of learning R and exploring the field of computer programming. However, after testing the waters I’ve realized my passion lies more in politics than in computers. Instead of learning R, I have worked to learn marketing techniques that I can take with me as I seek a job on the Hill. Communications are extremely important in politics so having the opportunity to develop marketing campaigns or interact with clients will benefit me greatly in the future.
I believe I am doing well in my role as a marketing intern as they have been giving me more tasks to complete solely on my own each week. I have been able to publish pieces I have wrote to the website and send out a weekly company email highlighting client updates. I do acknowledge I need a better understanding of computers or graphic design in order to be more successful in the field of marketing, but for my first take at it I believe I’m doing well.
I hope to take the skills I’ve learned thus far with me and apply them either to working on a campaign in 2018 or working on the Hill for a Congressman. While I no longer picture a future in analytics, I am grateful I’m having the experience to learn these marketing skills through this internship.