This semester I was an intern at The Velvet Lily. The Velvet Lily is a small female owned and operated adult boutique in Philadelphia. Due to The Velvet Lily being a small business, I was able to work in areas expanding beyond my official internship title of Blogging intern. I was able to explore my interest in PR work by creating a personal press release for my boss and by seeing the press kits for some of the products in the store.
I think that my proudest moment at my internship was actually creating a press release for my boss. At first, I had no idea what I was doing and stumbled a lot when coming up with the correct content to put in it. But, after some research into other press releases and communicating with my boss I was able to come up with a draft that I was really proud of. I created numerous blog posts for the The Velvet Lily’s website that ranged from informative to cheeky. I also wrote product reviews and product descriptions.
Overall, I received a great deal of professional writing experience. Sometimes I would help out around the store when it was busy by putting away products, answering the phone, and helping with customers. I was also able to experience menial tasks like going on coffee runs and getting lunch for some of the other employees. I think that all of the tasks that I completed at my internship whether big or small will be valuable to me in the future because each one was a new experience for me.