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Internships Provide Networking and Career-Defining Experiences

Jacoby (left) on Mornings with MariaMany CCI students obtain invaluable real-world experience by engaging in internships and practicums. For example, JEM senior Savanna Jacoby’s summer 2018 internship at FOX News in New York City was with Mornings with Maria on the FOX Business Network where she worked on different aspects of production including editing, writing and booking.

As a result of her internship, Fox News selected her to be one of its 2018-19 Campus Ambassadors. Only 18 college students from across the country are selected for this elite brand ambassador program. Ambassadors help FOX News develop a pipeline of the brightest talent from their respective schools by assisting with career fairs, information sessions and other recruiting events on campus.

 “It was an amazing opportunity and I could not have done it without the help of the faculty and staff in the journalism school,” said Jacoby. “I’m looking forward to promoting the opportunities that FOX offers to others so they can have the same life-changing experiences I had this summer.”

Below is a partial list of other CCI students and their internships over the past year.


Tristiny Bell, MAIP Fellow, Laughlin Constable, Chicago, IL
Mike Folkes, The Tombras Group, Knoxville, TN
Harley Gorlewski, The Tombras Group, Knoxville, TN
Brendan Hayes, Y&R, New York, NY
Catie Jaffe, Mindshare, New York, NY
Andrew Kochomba, UT Communications & Marketing, Knoxville, TN
Konnor McCarley, Y&R, New York, NY
Syndey McFall, Project Heart|National, Nashville, TN
Matthew Meyers, PUBLICIS, New York, NY
Martin Montoya, The Tombras Group, Knoxville, TN
Josh Oliver – MAIP Fellow, Anomaly, New York, NY
Judah White, Pyxl, Knoxville, TN

Communication Studies

Lauren Brown, Knoxville Ice Bears, Knoxville, TN
Bailey Cline, Tennessee Smokies, Knoxville, TN
JoBeth Collins, The Stables at Strawberry Creek, Knoxville, TN
Savannah Hallmark, DesignPath Media, Nashville, TN
Marie Kolzow, AC Entertainment, Knoxville, TN
Abigail Longfield, Golden Tree Asset Management, New York, NY
Carson Montgomery, Lochness Medical Inc., Buffalo, NY
Maggie Morgan, AC Entertainment, Knoxville, TN
Samwel Nagib, Visit Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Allie Norris, Visit Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Natalie Rechichar, Harbour’s Gate, Louisville, TN
Rachel Ricker, UT Alumni Foundation, Knoxville, TN
Katie Schillinger, Fairfield Glade Community Club, Fairfield Glade, TN
Caroline Sherry, Vivid Experiences
Nick Snodgrass, Black Sea Inc., Franklin, TN
Abby Wheeler, Provident Music Group-Sony, Franklin, TN
Rachel Wilson, Project Helping, Denver, CO
Olivia Wolff, Visit Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Alex Yost, Nissan of North America, Franklin, TN

Information Sciences

Chris Barrett, Washington & Lee University Libraries, Lexington, VA
Zoe Bastone, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Hannah Blanco, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
Joshua Borycz, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Rebecca Bryan, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Amy Carlson, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN
Sian Carr, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Caitlin Carroll, Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
Alexa Carter, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Reston, VA
Gamaliel Chapman, W.G. Squires Library, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Jaime Cleek, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Kristina Clement, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Wendy Day, Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City, TN
Brianne Dosch, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Nitra Eastby, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
Amy Eshgh, George Washington University Library, Washington, DC
Connor Esterwood, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Oak Ridge, TN
Ashley Evans, UT Law Library, Knoxville, TN
Daniel Ferkin, University of Memphis Special Collections Library, Memphis, TN
Olivia Forehand , Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
Olivia Frederick, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Reston, VA & ORNL Library, Oak Ridge, TN
Ashlea Green, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Simone Hamak, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN
Timothy Holmes, UT School of Information Sciences, Knoxville, TN
Chae Howard, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Knoxville, TN
Kristin Hyde, University of Memphis Library, Memphis, TN
Hilary Jasmin, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Library, Memphis, TN
Lauren Johnson, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Jordan Kaufman, UT Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN
Kirsten Lilly, West Virginia University College of Law Library, Morgantown, WV
Tyler Martindale, NASA DAAC ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN
Monica McLean, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA
Sister Mary Esther Potts, Aquinas College, Nashville, TN
Joel Roberts, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Ali Rodgers, US Army Corps of Engineers Library, Nashville, TN
Stephanie Rolen, US Army Corps of Engineers Library, Nashville, TN
David Scott, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Chelsea Seddon, Law Library of Congress: Remote Metadata Internship, Roanoke, VA
Selena Seymour , Downtown & South Branch Chattanooga Libraries, Chattanooga, TN
Natasha Smith-Washington, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN
Stephen Spann, Vanderbilt Divinity School Library, Nashville, TN
Juniper Starr, East TN PBS, Greeneville/Greene County, TN
John Thomas, Washington & Lee Special Collections, Lexington, VA
Kathleen Tyree, Homeless Alliance of Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, TN
Elisabeth Wallace, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC
Joel Webster, Washington & Lee University – Digital Humanities, Lexington, VA
Bianca White, Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, TN
Harley Williams, Elizabethton/ Carter County Public Library, Elizabethton, TN
Abby Wintker, UT Marketing & Communication & Scripps Networks Interactive, Knoxville, TN
Paris Whalon, UT CCI User Experience Lab, Knoxville, TN

Journalism & Electronic Media

Nick Baker, WATE-TV, Knoxville, TN
Jennifer Beaudin, RIVR Media, Knoxville, TN
Jacob Boughter, WANT-TV, Memphis, TN
Antonia Bufalino, VFL Films/SEC Network, Knoxville, TN
Danielle Clark, Sinclair Media – IRTS Fellow, New York, NY
Justin Crawford, Cox Media – IRTS Fellow, New York, NY
Anslee Daniel, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, TN
Alonzo Day, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, Knoxville, TN
Sierra Galanza, Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
Hailey Gravitt, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV
Mary Gupton, WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN
Rrita Hashani, Kosovo Diaspora, Kosovo
Kylie Hubbard, Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
Savanna Jacoby, Fox News – Scripps Howard Fellow, New York, NY
Caroline Jordan, WLOS-TV, Asheville, NC
Samantha Kennedy, Magazine, Shanghai, China
Jordan Kudisch, WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN
Elizabeth Longmire, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, TN
Nicole Painter, Senator Alexander and Senator Corker congressional intern, Washington, DC
Matthew Peterson, Baltimore Dodgers, Baltimore, MD
Natasha Roderick, RIVR Media, Knoxville, TN
Kristen Rouse, AC Entertainment, Knoxville, TN
Haley Stafford, WATE-TV, Knoxville, TN
Adam Vrzal, Forest City Owls, Forest City, NC
Jacob Wallman, Cumulus Media, Knoxville, TN

Public Relations

Lexie Allgood, Helen Ross McNabb, Knoxville, TN
Emily Arena, The Tombras Group, Knoxville, TN
Claire Aycock, Smarter Searches, Knoxville, TN
Anna Best, TourGigs, Austin, TX
Carley Bourne, Ackermann PR, Knoxville, TN
Katie Brown, Cornerstones, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
Paige Bureau, UT Office of the Chancellor, Knoxville, TN
Peyton Cantrell, MacMillan Publishing, New York, NY
Austin Case, Melt Integrated Marketing Agency, Atlanta, GA
Hayden Cheek, G & S Business Communications, Raleigh, NC
April Damon, Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville, TN
Marilyn Dick, Moxley Carmichael, & Ackermann PR, Knoxville, TN
Katie Galbato, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
Laura Gamo, MAIP Fellow, Edelman, New York, NY & The Tombras Group, Knoxville, TN
Cheyanne Harrington, Lilly Pulitzer, Philadelphia, PA
Lauren Hood, Allegiant Athletic Agency, Knoxville, TN
Kaitlin Jackson, Allegiant Athletic Agency, Knoxville, TN
Tori Johnson, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, Knoxville, TN
Jess Kaplan, Ackermann PR, Knoxville, TN
Codie Kuntsmann, UT Athletic Department, Knoxville, TN
Chloe Latture, Outbrain, New York, NY
Abigail Leathers, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Julia Marchiano, Faces Music Management Company, Atlanta, GA
Victoria Ogier, EcoCAR, Knoxville, TN
Morgan Orlando, J Public Relations, San Diego, CA
Chelsea Ott, Ackermann PR, Knoxville, TN
Delaney Reese, United Way of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Charles Roberts, WATE-TV, Knoxville, TN
Katie Robinson, DEC PR, Sydney, Australia
Natalie Shinault, MAIP Fellow, New Honor Society, St. Louis, MO
Fiona Sparks, Smarter Searchers/A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee & IACMI, Knoxville, TN
Kelsie Swift, UT Office of Communications & Marketing, Knoxville, TN
Chandler Tuck, Moxley Carmichael, Knoxville, TN
Jordan Vines, Biotechnology Innovations Organization, Washington, DC
Hannah Whitson, Regal Entertainment, Knoxville, TN