The organization that I decided to do my internship with was the Grand Erie District School Board in Brantford. When applying for internships, I went to several interviews, but as soon as I went for an interview at the Grand Erie I knew it was going to be fun. The people were very nice and it was a welcoming environment.
Over the course of my internship I was assigned several projects. The projects were all different, which I enjoyed because it challenged me in different ways.
For the bulk of my time spent at Grand Erie, I worked on the Mental Health Strategy section of their Web site. For this, I wrote different pages for the Mental Health tab, and was able to work first hand with the Grand Erie’s Mental Health Lead, which was a great experience.
While working on this I learned many different things, not only about Mental Health, but about creating and writing content for a Web site.
Another project that I worked on was a Communications Plan. This is where my learning from the classroom came in. I worked with the Communications Manager to put together strategies and tactics, and to lay it all out in the proper format. This was definitely a learning experience, and I feel like this experience will help me when I need to develop a Communications Plan in the future.
Looking back on the whole internship at Grand Erie, I think it was a great experience and would recommend any future Public Relations students at Mohawk to intern there as well.