TJ Krusinski, the tall guy in the middle wearing a dark grey shirt, is one of Northland’s media design summer interns. At TJ’s left are fellow interns Emiley Jones and William Webb.
This summer, Northland’s media design department had the privilege of hosting several student interns. In line with Northland’s core value of intergenerational leadership, this program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable skills and ministry experience as they serve alongside Northland’s staff. The unique gifts and perspectives that each student brings to his or her daily tasks is a vibrant reflection of the distributed church in action. We asked them: “What have you taken away from this internship experience at Northland?”
“When my school adviser suggested that I look into an internship for my senior year, God quickly provided this incredible opportunity. I decided that a public relations internship would look better on my resume than a summer fast-food job. But this is not all that I have gained. I have learned about public relations, social media marketing, press releases and numerous other things that will significantly help me as I pursue writing in college. I have planned on majoring in creative writing ever since middle school, but this summer has prompted me to consider pursuing journalism as well. The environment at Northland is always positive, encouraging and professional, and I am always learning new, valuable things. I plan on continuing my internship in some capacity throughout the school year.”
Emiley Jones, senior at Circle Christian School in Orlando, planning on pursuing some area of English at UCF
“Interning at Northland has been an awesome experience. I’ve not only learned about the technical side of things but matured as a person and also grown in my relationship with Christ. Everyday I get to be at Northland I look forward to going and enjoy every minute being there. The media design team has instilled me the what I need to be able to make it as a church media professional and make a career of serving Christ.”
TJ Krusinski, Full Sail University, pursuing a bachelor of science in show production
“From my experience interning at Northland, I’ve taken away a lot of practical knowledge and skills in the area of video production—including how to work a camera and edit a video ... as well as a sense of the kind of positive impact that I can have, at least indirectly, on a person’s worship experience. I have also made a lot of valuable friendships along the way.”
William Webb, currently attending SSC but planning on transferring to UCF with aspirations toward getting a BFA in film production