COMM Intern of the Week: Alyssa Mertins

COMM Intern of the Week: Alyssa Mertins

Alyssa Mertins is a senior communication major with a concentration in public relations. She currently interns at WashingtonExec, a Fairfax based private membership organization that hosts networking and roundtable events for senior-level government officials and industry leaders.  The company publishes daily and weekly coverage for the local executive business community.  Alyssa’s responsibilities allow for a broad range of experience in the industry.  Some of her tasks include:

  • creating video content for social media,
  • organizing email communication,
  • assisting in producing podcast episodes,
  • helping organize event logistics, and
  • working the events.

The internship is an ideal opportunity to apply many skills learned in the communication program, and fosters a valuable public relations skill set.  This will allow Alyssa to succeed when entering the job market after graduation.