Internship: Mungy Studios
College: Boston College
When Jennie Verhey received her diploma from Boston College in 2023, she wasn’t sure what to do next. She wanted to travel the world and get work experience at the same time…so she found an internship that would let her do both.
“I was able to maximize my post-grad summer, as I got to travel to over 10 countries with my friends and family, make an income while setting up my full-time role for the fall, and connect with the perfect company for me,” she said.
Through Lever’s Berkshire Interns program, she accepted an offer to serve as the social media intern for the website design studio Mungy in scenic Stockbridge nearly 1,300 miles away from where she grew up in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
“I thought Mungy would be the perfect fit because [the internship] was remote and had a more hands-off management style, which was essential to me when planning my final summer before entering the “‘real world,’” Jennie said.
Responsibilities during her internship included creating and managing social media content, and conducting competitor analysis.
“I set up some new accounts, followed strategies across our marketing efforts [to help with] outreach planning, and followed social trends,” Jennie noted.
Plus, it turns out she did not have to look very far for that first “real world” job. Mungy ultimately asked Jennie if she would like to stay on full-time, and as of late August she is both a New York City resident and the website designer’s new marketing coordinator.
Her responsibilities build on the skills developed through her internship, such as implementing new social media accounts and conducting specific market research.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Tom and Susanna and I’m excited to continue,” Jennie said, referring to Mungy’s founders.
Reflecting on her Berkshire Interns experience, Jennie believes the program utilized her remote capacity to make sure she was getting as much out of her internship than if she had been able to be in the office in-person.
She felt supported by the workshops and the opportunities to interact with fellow interns, even when her Zoom background was sometimes a bustling airport.
“A lesson that stood out to me from the intern workshops was the importance of networking and having authentic conversations,” Jennie said. “[The program] instilled the value of being yourself when talking to people, those lower or higher than you in your work setting- and outside of work!”