Wow. The first 6 weeks of my internship with the United States Olympic Committee have flown by. Its been extra busy here with the London 2012 games rapidly approaching but that means I’ve been able to work on some really cool projects. For those of you that have been asking about my summer, here are some of the things I’ve been doing:
Instagram: I made it a priority to help Team USA launch its Instagram account from Day 1. We launched it a week after I got here and, as of right now, we have 6300+ followers. You can check out the account here.
YouTube: The USOC launched its YouTube Channel right when I arrived. I’ve been able to help out by occasionally uploading or tagging content we post. One of my favorite parts of my job is related to YouTube; whenever producers come on campus to shoot videos with Olympians, I get to escort the production crews. I’ve met some great people who have put together some great videos. I was on set for the filming of this video of Jordan Burroughs, a wrestler who has a great shot at winning the gold medal in London:
TeamUSA.org: My department is responsible for Team USA’s website. My fellow intern, Sarah Higgins (also a blogger), and I have been posting a good percentage of the content that goes up on the site. We receive the content from the writers and make sure it looks good when it gets up on the site. A major undertaking has been Athlete Biographies. Every time an athlete qualifies, one of us adds him/her to the list of qualifiers. We are constantly working on the bios adding photos and updating the text. I do the photos, Sarah does the text. I’d say that the coolest part of my job was creating the bio for UGA’s Shannon Vreeland who will be representing the USA in swimming.
Last night, there was a sendoff for the USA Boxing team. They’ve been training on campus for the last week and a half or so. I’ve gotten to know a couple of them from some video shoots we’ve done. They have some really amazing stories and I can’t wait to cheer for them when they compete in London.
I have a busy weekend planned. This afternoon a bunch of the interns here are heading to Coor’s Field to watch a fellow Milton graduate, Dexter Fowler, play for the Rockies. We’re staying in Denver overnight and then heading to the O.A.R. concert at Red Rocks tomorrow night.