My internship this summer was with the email marketing team for a creative boutique in Washington D.C. called Blueprint Interactive.
At Blueprint, we specialize in running campaign ads and sending fundraising emails for high-profile Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates.
I’ve specifically been able to work with a team in composing a large number of these emails, and have also aided in the preparation of my colleagues’ compositions, checking drafts to make sure they meet the expected levels of quality.
During my time at Blueprint, I was able to write emails that equated to over $8,000 of funding for various candidates like Jon Fetterman and Stacey Abrams through split contribution pages.
It was an experience that could be challenging at times, as many of the frequented programs came off as incredibly foreign initially, but through hard work, a fantastically encouraging team, and a tried and true one-step-at-a-time approach, I’ve come out the other end confident in the skills I’ve harnessed, as well as in my ability to pick up on those still to come.
My time with Blueprint has been great in that it’s extended my catalog of practiced software, as well as providing me with an awareness of the industry that can only come from a boots-on-the-ground perspective. It’s these skills and knowledge that I know will carry over into my post-grad job search, and are why I feel more confident than ever in the coming phase of professional development.