A brand new internship program not too long ago ended in Jefferson.
The Social Media Marketing Internship Program allowed three graduated Greene County High School seniors to work with six downtown Jefferson companies on bettering their social media presence on-line. Alex Roberts was one of many interns who labored with Meythaler Photography and Junkyard Cafe for 3 months. Roberts created social media content material for Meythaler and fully retooled Junkyard Cafe’s web site. He shares what he thought was probably the most satisfying a part of the internship.
“For me anyway, it was seeing my stuff posted on-line. I believed it was simply so cool that I used to be creating stuff after which it was being posted on these companies’ web sites, Instagram pages (and) Facebook. I acquired to know that like individuals from throughout the neighborhood, throughout totally different cities have been seeing the stuff that I created on the entrance of this enterprise profile.”
The different two interns have been Lillian Muir and Makala Kafer who every labored with the opposite 4 collaborating companies, together with Fudge’s Flowers and Gifts, Sensibly Chic, Art on the Fly and The Stitch. Fudge’s Owner Bonnie Silbaugh describes her expertise and what she’s discovered from Kafer, her intern.
“It was this new concept. Just totally different locations to take pictures of your merchandise and other ways to edit them that I’d by no means have considered. Even simply a easy (as) turning your telephone the wrong way up to take a photograph, makes a complete totally different view distinction (to) showcase what you’re attempting to indicate Jefferson that it’s important to supply.”
The program was made attainable by a number of partnerships, together with Jefferson Matters: A Main Street and Chamber Community, Greene County High School, Greene County Development Corporation, Retail Revamped and Chatterkick. A Greene County Community Foundation grant of $10,863 supplied funding for gear comparable to iPads and computer systems for the scholars and companies to make use of. GCDC supplied the matching funds for the grant. Plans are to proceed this system is fall/winter.