- How has your internship differed from your beginning expectations? How has it been similar? Has anything surprised you about your internship?
Coming into this internship I had no idea what to expect. The job description when I applied was very vague and everything happened so quickly I did not have time to even really think about it. Based off of the job title, which was all I had to go off of, I figured I would somehow be working with the programming of the network and I hoped and prayed I would see a production set. Unfortunately here at the Silver Springs office of TV One, there is not a production set so that did not happen. But, fortunately for me, I get to work right up under the executive producers of all of their shows!! Though I do not get to be on set, I still get to have valuable input on the material in both pre and post production which I did not expect. This has given me an opportunity to see first hand what it looks like to be a producer for a TV network and help decide if it is a role I can see myself in one day. So far I love it, but maybe for later in my career. Right now I really see myself more involved in the creative aspects of the show and definitely on set a lot more. Some of the producers in the LA office get to do this a lot more often than they do here so that is also something I keep in consideration.
One thing that surprised me was the perks that the interns got by working here! In the second week of being here, I was able to attend the premiere screening of a new show airing on TV One called We’re the Campbells where the stars of the show actually attended as well!! It was very exciting for me and I was very happy to attend my first of many premieres! I also got my name entered in the credits of a movie that I helped work on!!