A Summer Internship Like None Before

Brighton Hosts 2020 Intern Class, Supports Small Businesses Affected by Pandemic

At Brighton, we love our interns — and not even a global pandemic could stop us from continuing our annual summer internship program, during which college students join our team to learn, contribute and collaborate. Despite the logistical challenges posed this year by COVID-19, we’re excited to have our 2020 intern class at Brighton. This summer, each will have the opportunity to shape a multi-faceted marketing initiative designed to inspire St. Louisans to be active and stay healthy, while also providing marketing support to several diverse businesses impacted by the pandemic.

We’re excited to work with a stellar group of 2020 interns, including:

Gracie Fitzgerald, Copywriting Intern, graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism (emphasis in strategic communications). As a copywriter, she has a big imagination and is a self-proclaimed (but proud) grammar nerd. Gracie believes that with a solid foundation in strategy, creativity has no limit.

Amanda Im, Art Director Intern, recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BFA in Graphic Design. She strives to create work that blends her love of typography, branding and human-centered design.

Elizabeth Minifie, Account Service Intern, is a rising junior at the College of William & Mary. Her dual focus on Public Health and Management and Organizational Leadership has made her a great asset to Brighton’s healthcare team.

Trevor VonderHaar, Finance Intern, is a rising junior at Indiana University Bloomington, where he’s seeking a degree in Finance (with a co-major in Law, Ethics and Decision-Making). He supports Brighton’s Executive Director of Finance with invoicing, timesheet reconciliation and technology sales.

Maddie Watson, Account Service Intern, graduated (virtually) from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism and an emphasis in strategic communications, along with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. Maddie spent time her senior year working in account planning and public relations for several Columbia-based organizations.

This group may have started their work virtually, but they haven’t let that stop them from diving right in. We’re looking forward to seeing what else they accomplish this summer!