Video: Student spends summer working at AMC Networks with support from A&L internship grant

Author: Todd Boruff

“I get a taste and some exposure to all these different areas that I didn't know anything about before,” said Brennan O’Malley, an economics and film, television, and theatre major in the College of Arts and Letters.

O’Malley interned at AMC Networks in New York City during summer 2019. She worked in the scheduling department, doing competitive research and helping the team develop each day’s programming schedule for the company’s networks, such as AMC, BBC America, and IFC. She also completed and presented a group project exploring a new marketing strategy for the company.

Through these experiences, O’Malley gained valuable insight into her career path.

“I always thought I wanted to do marketing, but now I'm considering development,” said O’Malley. “It's really great to explore all your options.”

Support from the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program (ALSIP), administered by the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, made it possible for O’Malley to cover living expenses and other costs during her internship. ALSIP has supported more than 300 students interning around the world since 2010.

“I had never been to New York before, and it's such an exciting city,” she said. “Students should definitely do an internship in the summer because you're seeing the way that people actually work every day.”

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