PRSSA Kent State University
By Abigail Winternitz
My time at Mercy Health has been one of the best – and one of the most useful – experiences of my life. I never imagined that I’d be able to work for the largest healthcare system in Ohio, and it has certainly helped to point me in the direction of my ideal career when I graduate. The people at Mercy Health don’t just have a job – they have a purpose. It’s been truly inspiring to be around people who are passionate about what they do. Mercy Health’s motto is “This Is What We Were Meant to Do,” and its employees take this message to heart.
The tasks I completed included helping update the Branding, Marketing and Communications page and the glossary of Mercy Health terms and nomenclature, media tracking and filtering, media release writing, sending and posting across channels, attending branding architecture interviews, assisting with social media post creation, photography and filming events, assisting with Weekly newsletter writing and editing, maintaining Constant Contact and attending Communications Team meetings.
I’ve learned so much from this internship – not only through the work I was completing, but through working in this kind of environment. If I was going to give advice to another intern, here’s what I would say: