Going into this internship, I really had no idea what to expect. As a rising sophomore, and what most would call “too young” or “not ready” for an internship, I was very excited to spend my summer at inferno.
inferno gifted me with a great experience that I can guarantee I would not have received anywhere else. Working in both the public relations and account service departments, I was given morsels to taste from the numerous aspects of an agency. I learned what a true deadline meant and how to unabashedly ask for help. Granted, I was nervous to start this work, for fear of doing it wrong, or not hitting the right angle. But, the community and environment I was provided with allowed me to grow and learn and make mistakes, and turn those mistakes into good work (and also to learn what page breaks actually were).
If you asked me what the “climax” of my experience here would be, I would say standing on The Five Spot’s stage, after our Mid-Year Agency Day listening to “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps. As cheesy as this sounds, it was at that moment I realized how much of a family inferno truly is. It is a lot easier to come in to a job knowing that I can have fulfilling conversations with genuinely nice people who care about me and my own development.