SRQ Media Welcomes Four Summer Interns to the Class of 2016


The spring semester has come to an end and the long awaited summer break has begun. However, for many high school and college students and college graduates it’s also the beginning of impactful summer internships! Outside of the textbook, nine such young professionals will be spending their summer applying their academic education to real world experiences here at SRQ MEDIA. We would like to welcome four of our new summer interns who have just begun their hands-on journey with our team these past two weeks. They hail from prominent universities throughout the country, including Florida State University, Loyola University Chicago, and Columbia University.

SRQ Media’s professional Summer Internship Program provides interns with hands-on learning experiences in the areas of editorial, advertising, art direction, graphic design, photography and marketing by pairing each intern with one of our team mentors who works with them to co-create a program of work for the summer. Each intern will gain practical experience in a field of interest, but will also gain insight into the collaborative work that goes into a hyper-engaged, local media company. As an advocate of all things local, we also expose our interns to the tremendous cultural, business, and educational assets in Sarasota and Bradenton so that they strongly consider making our region their home when they look for their next job.

Meet the four interns who have begun their journeys with our team!

Diana Morales, Editorial Associate:  Diana is a native to the Sarasota area and a recent graduate from Florida State University with a major in Editing, Writing, and Media. Her minor in Art History comes from her passion of oil and acrylic painting. Diana has always wanted to be in the publishing world and SRQ is giving her the opportunity to learn first hand. Diana will be working closely with Jacob Ogles, Aviel Kanter and Phil Lederer on the editorial team.

Ksenia Chikankova, Advertising Associate: Ksenia just finished her freshman year studying at Florida State University with an Advertising major and English minor. When she is not spending her time browsing fashion advertisements, Ksenia is either practicing photography or sketching. Her internship with SRQ will help her learn the necessary skills to pursue a career in fashion advertising and writing. Ksenia will be working closely with Client Development Director Ashley Ryan on advertising marketing and writing for the Nosh channel.

Emily Caldwell, Marketing Associate:  A Sarasota local, Emily decided to bundle up and head to the Midwest to attend Loyola University Chicago. She is eating her way through the Windy City as she studies Public Relations and Marketing.  Emily hopes to gain a hands on experience outside of the textbook at SRQ this summer by working with Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Ashley Grant on the SRQ Gives Back platform and the Women in Business Initiative.

Elizabeth Steiner, Editorial Associate: Lizzy was born in New York City but lived in Sarasota for a couple of years. She is excited to be back in town this summer interning  at SRQ. She attended Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree where she double majored in English and French. Lizzy is now continuing her education at Columbia University’s graduate writing program. She has a passion for writing and has even completed a six-week intensive Publishing Course from Columbia to get her ready for her summer internship. Lizzy is an avid bookworm and iced coffee fanatic. She is glad to be back to warm weather where she can swim and enjoy the beach. Lizzy will be working closely with Jacob Ogles, Aviel Kanter and Phil Lederer on the editorial team.

Internship positions for the Fall 2016 program are currently available to review. Click here for more information on our website. You’ll be hearing from us again next month to introduce you to the five other interns joining us this summer.

Thank you Emily, for helping us craft this Inside the Brand post!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The SRQ Team

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