Position/Brief description of what you did: Social Media Team Intern (Facebook). I schedule different articles/posts for the MuggleNet facebook page with all of the other lovely members of the Facebook team. 🙂 What you feel you got out of the internship: I’ve learned what makes a good post and what doesn’t. Also, what type of post brings in a lot of likes/comments. Tracking the posts that I’ve put up and seeing the reactions of the Harry Potter fans has helped me plan out my next post, and I’ve truly enjoyed seeing the conversations that take place between different people. Favorite part of your experience: I’ve had such a lovely time getting to know all of you! Although it can be difficult to talk sometimes because we’re from different parts of the world, it makes me so grateful to know that I’ve made friends across the globe. I’ve enjoyed every second of talking about my favorite series with all of you. I also went to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiere in New York (where I met some of you for the first time!) and was able to meet Warwick Davis, say hello to Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller, and also see JK Rowling from a few feet away. 😀 It was one of the most interesting experiences!
Name: Ellie Vengala
Position/Brief description of what you did: Social Media for Twitter What you feel you got out of the internship: I learned so much and it was so cool feeling so involved in something as awesome as MuggleNet. I love our entire Social Media team and they added us to all the MuggleNet groups which was so cool getting to see everyone’s posts daily! Favorite part of your experience: Seeing HP in concert in San Jose. Felicia invited me after she saw that I was one of the MuggleNet people in Bay Area! It was so so awesome.
Name: Abby Sherlock
Position/Brief description of what you did: Posted content on the Facebook page! What you feel you got out of the internship: More insight on how social media pages are run (something I’ve always been curious about/interested in), and a way to share all of my favorite Potter memes out to the world! Favorite part of your experience: I loved getting to talk and share ideas with some fabulous, passionate fans! Everyone on the social media teams were so nice and willing to help, so I always felt I had a support system!
Name: Neil Bascos
Position/Brief description of what you did: Creative Social Media Intern What you feel you got out of the internship: Back then, I was so unskilled in doing captions because it was either corny or too plain. But when I joined MuggleNet, I improved my skills in terms of making clever and funny captions for posts. Partly because it’s about Harry Potter; that’s why I can come up with captions to pair the posts with. Favorite part of your experience: I believe that what I cherish the most in this internship is the friendship I built with my two co-interns, Brian and Disha. I did not expect that we’ll be close to each other (we even greet each other on holidays, share stories, and basically chat about our life, among others).
Name: Brian Selcik
Position/Brief description of what you did: Creative Social Media Intern. I essentially read articles and wrote a small blurb about them that makes more people read the articles. Then I posted them on MuggleNet’s Facebook Page. What you feel you got out of the internship: I’ve had a great experience working at MuggleNet. I learned how to format posts so that they reach a larger audience, and I was able to work with many different and amazing people to help me improve what I’m posting! Favorite part of your experience: Everything has been so great, but I have really loved the new friendships I have with the other two CSM Interns. Disha and Neil have been so much fun to talk to and we always help each other out if we need to. Everyone on every team is so supportive, and I’m so happy with the lifelong friendships I now have. Also, I’m able to do work based on Harry Potter, which is more than I could ever ask for.
Name: R. S. Disha
Position/Brief description of what you did: Creative Social Media Team Intern. I act as an interlink between the Creative Team and the Social Media Team. What you feel you got out of the internship: This internship helped me enhance my writing skills. I learned how to utilize my time in doing something creative and of keen personal interest. I learned to multitask. I managed my time amongst various activities like going to school, my regular studying hours, and working in a schedule. I also learned to collaboratively work in a team. Favorite part of your experience: This internship has been by far the best thing that happened to me in 2016, and I feel as if I were part of something important. Everything has been great, but there are a few things that I will never forget. First of all, the friendship I made with my teammates Brian and Neil. They have been so great to me and I will always cherish our friendship. It has been fascinating because all my experiences were a first of their kind for me. It is my first job, the first time I interacted with people across the globe, and I was part of important meetings despite working from a different time zone.