Intern captures experience as part of Mvskoke Media

Intern captures experience as part of Mvskoke Media
(Chelsie Rich/Project Specialist) Muscogee (Creek) citizen Skyler Drinnon was the spring intern for Mvskoke Media.

Skyler Drinnon/Journalism Intern

Organization calls for fall applicants

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — My internship at Mvskoke Media has been a time to remember. I came into the internship thinking I had a good handle on how to research, write and formulate a good story that would be suitable for news writing.

While I did have some knowledge of a few things, I quickly discovered there was a lot left to learn. It was one of those things where you really had to work and have a hands-on experience to gain the right knowledge of being in media.

From the very first day, they brought me in like family and that was one thing I will never forget. They treat everyone as equals and that helped me more than they will know.

I thought they would treat me as someone who would run around and get them coffee and be the person who does all the things they did not want to do. But they wanted to see me succeed from the very beginning. They wanted me to showcase my skills while still showing me the ropes of everything.

I knew that working in media was not restricted to strictly one thing. You have to be almost a jack-of-all-trades. They made sure I came away from every assignment with some knowledge gained and if I did not quite understand or if there was something I wanted to know better, they took the time and made sure I learned.

One thing I really wanted to walk away with from Mvskoke Media was how to be a better writer. I wanted to know what it was I needed improve on and I learned more than I thought I could ever need from my time there.

The staff are the most professional, helpful, kindest people to work with. Everyone took me under their wing in one way or another. Whether it was for writing, photography, videography or radio, I discovered a lot of things that only Mvskoke Media would have been able to teach me.

At the end of the day, Mvskoke Media taught me more than just how to be a better journalist, they gave me experience that will stick with me through my continuing education and well beyond.

Mvskoke Media will begin accepting applications Aug. 1 for the fall internship. The internship program is a 20 hours-per-week, 12-week, unpaid position for college students pursuing a degree in graphic design, marketing or journalism and is aimed at tailoring skills, education and experience to fit the requirements of a position in media.

The internship is a requirement to receive the $2,000 Mvskoke Media scholarship from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Foundation. Candidates must be a Muscogee (Creek) citizen, at least 18-years-old and pass a background check and drug test.

For more information about the program, call Mvskoke Media at: 918-732-7720.

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