It was amazing to get a chance to work with various different brands that were under the AOL group, getting the different kind of feel and voices that each brand was working with. It was also very interesting to work with the various celebrities and talent that are affiliated with AOL, for example creating tweets for Nicole Richie and Rocco DiSpirito.
I do not like how big this company is, there isn't much sense of camaraderie or unity that I've felt in the last 4 months of working here. I felt very constraint with the connections I was making and the company is very segmented as to who interacts with who.
Advice to Potential Interns
The AOL internship program allowed me to delve deeper into the field of my interest and permitted me to get a taste of what I would potentially get into once I graduate college. My supervisor made sure that I was working on interesting things yet still refining basic social media and editing skills needed for the position.
Advice to Management
Involving interns more in meetings, getting trained so that you are able to take on your own projects at the end of the internship period, more cultural programs where interns get integrated with AOL workers rather than interns only hanging out with interns, more fluidity between different brands and getting exposure to other possible positions within the company.