Internship: Mountain One Bank
College: UMass Amherst
Ethan Coe believes joining MountainOne as a Marketing and Community Engagement Intern came at just the right time.
“It was essential for me to obtain an internship that aligned with my interests but, at the same time, didn’t force me to relocate,” Ethan said.
After finding the listing through Lever’s Berkshire Interns program, he worked hard at MountainOne, and credits his effort as one reason the bank asked him to return to the internship position over the 2022 academic winter break and again for the upcoming summer 2023.
“I’m studying marketing in school right now, so the fact that I was [and am] able to do an internship in my field is even better,” Ethan said.
Ethan’s responsibilities at MountainOne included learning how to use Adobe InDesign and workshopping designs and ideas in the software; understanding and researching updates to bank and financial compliance processes; and drafting content for the bank’s Instagram account.
A native of Pittsfield, he attended Berkshire Community College before transferring to the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he will graduate in spring 2024.
While he finishes his degree, Ethan is continuing to craft his communication and organizational skills at MountainOne’s North Adams headquarters.
“The work I did was actually effective,” Ethan said, noting the marketing department has added several new members since his Berkshire Interns opportunity. “The internship is great, especially if you’re young and ambitious.”
Ethan described interning, studying, and living in the Berkshires as a balance to his passion for travel, having most recently visited Switzerland.
“The best influence I’ve had from the Berkshires is the diversity and arts. I feel like my love for art and museums like The Clark has shaped my creative side. Beyond that, I went to Taconic High School in Pittsfield. Taconic is a very diverse high school with a lot of students from different backgrounds. I know my parents wanted me to experience that,” he said.
Referencing the Nike slogan “Just Do It,” Ethan encouraged students in the area who are looking for an internship to follow their instinct.