Student Internship Experience

My Internship Experience: Matt Considine

Matt Considine decided to spend the summer of 2017 interning in Manhattan for The Fresh Air Fund, a Manhattan based non-profit that provides a variety of services for New York City children from low-income households. Some of these services include tutoring, summer camp sessions in Fishkill, NY and weeklong visits with host families up and down the east coast.

Matt was the Film and Communications intern for the company’s communications department where his responsibilities varied from day to day. “The “communications” portion of the internship had me interviewing host families, writing and pitching feature stories to media outlets, cataloging press and material related to the company, and drafting social media posts,” says Matt. The “film” aspect of Matt’s internship had him shooting interviews and b-roll at camps and homes of host families. The footage shot by Matt was then used to create videos that promoted The Fresh Air Fund’s brand on various social media platforms.

Matt was able to travel throughout his time as an intern. Several times during July and August, Matt would travel to do video shoots at the Sharpe Reservation as well as with host families in Connecticut and on Long Island.

After interning for the Fresh Air Fund Matt says he has gained a greater insight into the work that revolves around public relations efforts. I believe that my time there has helped me become more marketable in a sector that doesn’t immediately recognize the benefits of having a media team dedicated to working with and for the company’s brand,” says Matt.