I’m a second-year Public Relations student at Durham College, and I’ve spent the past 14 weeks on placement at The Canadian Canoe Museum. As the marketing and media relations intern, I’ve been able to watch the summer unfold with an insider’s perspective.
From my first visit to The Canadian Canoe Museum, I knew this wouldn’t be just any internship. My suspicions were confirmed when my supervisor, Marketing & Media Relations Manager Jessica Fleury, asked me if I would be willing to spend my first week on a canoe trip, an outreach initiative of the museum called Connected by Canoe, to take care of social media posts and interact with any media.
“Um… Yes?!” I exclaimed, overjoyed at the thought of getting out on the water. So, on my second day of placement, the trip began. I was already exhausted from moving into my new apartment the day before, and from sleeping on the floor since I had no furniture, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from enjoying this opportunity.