This summer, I have a part-time, paid internship with a company called Shamrock Solutions, LLC. Shamrock is a small business that specials in business process outsourcing, which includes setting up call-centers for businesses and subcontracting workers, and parcel management, such as auditing FedEx and UPS invoices.
Throughout my internship, I worked alongside the Vice-President and the CEO. With them, I attended meetings regarding clientele, and co-authored the company’s first proposal for web design. I also had several administrative and clerical duties, such as editing documents for spelling and grammar errors, and helping write content for, and design the company’s new website.
I enjoyed interning with a small company for several reasons. With such a small staff, there are a variety of activities that everyone must contribute to, in order for the company to function smoothly. Because of this, I gained a lot of experience not only in public relations, but also in business. Secondly, there are more chances for name exposure in a small company, such as in the proposal I co-authored. Lastly, in a small business setting, there is a true sense of community among the employees. Everyone knows everyone else’s name, and I came to regard these people as family.
Though there were times my internship was not what I imagined, such as when the cleaning rotation fell on me, the one-on-one attention I received and the experience I gained was incredible.
I would highly recommend interning with a small business to anyone who is looking for many responsibilities, and experience all across the board.