A new office and address can only mean one thing: it’s time to welcome some new interns to our growing space! We are excited to have to have Annie and Amelia join the team for the summer. Read on to learn more about these aspiring PR pros and why they’re excited to get started at BIGfish.
Name: Annie Kelly
Hometown: Winchester, MA
Tell us a little bit about your background: I am a rising senior studying public relations at Syracuse University in Central New York. I have had internships where I worked with clients in education, politics and non-profit industries. My ultimate dream job would be working in PR for the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelers!
What attracted you to BIGfish? Last summer I worked at a small firm, and I really wanted that experience again. Smaller agencies allows me to get hands-on experience and actually participate in the daily life of a PR firm. I also love all the really cool, innovative clients BIGfish works with!
Describe yourself in 5 words: Sarcastic, positive, adventurous, caring, friendly
What’s your favorite food? Mac and cheese
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship? I really hope to learn how to write better pitches and secure media placement for clients. I also want to learn how to form relationships with reporters.
Anything else we should know about you? I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan! My dog is named after former player Troy Polamalu.
Name: Amelia Olsen
Hometown: Whately, MA
Tell us a little bit about your background: I am from a tiny town in Western Massachusetts, but I moved to Boston two years ago to attend Boston University. Currently, I am a junior in the College of Communications studying PR and English. This past spring I completed an internship at the Boston Symphony Orchestra press office, which was very important to me since I spent 15 years studying the violin. When I’m not in class, I serve on the executive board of my sorority.
What attracted you to BIGfish? Initially, I was attracted to BIGfish because of its size and charisma. The atmosphere created by a close-knit team of smart professionals is truly something special and I feel privileged to be a part of it.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Happy, bookworm, fun, loving, driven
What’s your favorite food? My mom’s pancakes!
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship? I hope to become more comfortable with the skills and techniques that are necessary to succeed in this field.
Anything else we should know about you? On the weekends I work at a retail store called Reformation, so I will be on Newbury Street every day this summer!