Class Intercom’s intern program aims to attract and develop top talent while at the same time harnessing fresh perspectives to better serve students and schools. At every step, our goal is to introduce students to concepts, projects, and experiences they simply can’t get anywhere else. With a positive attitude, sharp confidence, and some pretty impressive content chops–our latest intern spotlight is a fun one. Meet Luka.
Tell us about your internship at Class Intercom.
I’m a Content Intern at Class Intercom. I work on all types of content, including for our website and social media from blogs and commenting to captioning posts and making graphics. I also get to play around with a camera and mic, filming webinars and shooting b-roll. I’m also lucky to be able to interact with edtech leaders, teachers, and students at conferences and events.
What’s important to you when it comes to an internship?
No one wants to be a coffee-runner. It is crucial to get hands-on experience, feel valued, and be able to make a tangible impact. I want my employer to balance a reasonable amount of responsibility with my current schedule. I like flexibility, but still want to be pushed to the best of my ability. I believe in a supportive and inclusive environment where I can be myself.
What do you like about creative work and content writing in particular?
Creative work never gets boring. I love how dynamic this field is and am constantly finding new solutions to past problems. I always know in the back of my mind that my work can improve, which gives me an oddly satisfying chip on my shoulder. I love how content writing hones my branding skills, forcing me to question every word and sharpen my tone. It allows me to balance strategy with originality.
What’s unique about social media?
Social media is influential and accessible to all. What’s really unique is how it can be used for good. It’s great for disseminating information, but it’s important to always be mindful of its impact. When used responsibly, social media can connect entire communities and drive positive change.
What has surprised you most about working in the education sector?
I was surprised by the passion. Each person I work with genuinely cares about the growth and development of the youth. They embrace the notion that learning is a lifelong process. It’s surprising to witness how making a genuine impact on young lives takes precedence.
What advice would you give to other students?
Three words: Do the thing. Taking action is the catalyst for growth. In any profession, especially creative ones, it’s normal to hate old work, but that’s a sign of progress. Surround yourself with people who challenge you, disagree with you, and believe in your instincts. Additionally, we can conquer impostor syndrome by acknowledging that inexperience is typical for young professionals. We must remember that leadership goes beyond formal titles.
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