Darby Pappas and the Nerdy Side of Marketing

Darby Pappas, a junior at the University of Denver (DU), has never been afraid to go after what she wants and getting a marketing internship for the summer was no different.
As one of the nine 2016 recipients of the Career Services Summer Internship Award, Darby had the opportunity to work her dream internship with Lost Girls Tribe, a small company in Denver, Colorado.
The company encourages girls to be active and engaged with sports and empowering women through that. Their motto is “a media collective promoting women in action sports”.
In her position, she was responsible for the digital marketing and photo campaigns for the company.
“I was the Digital marketing intern. I did a lot of the nerdy side of marketing….the behind the scenes of everything.” She handled the more technical side of the marketing role.
One unique aspect of the internship was the freelance shape that the role took on over the summer.
“I reached out to the owner of the company and asked if she would be interested in having a marketing intern and she said sure”
Darby worked a lot from home and this made the internship a unique experience compared to other internships.
The internship award is available by application for DU students who plan to do unpaid internships. 8-9 deserving students receive a $2,500 award to offset the costs of working in an unpaid position.
Darby said the award made the internship opportunity that much more valuable. “I knew it was going to be unpaid and I would have done it even if I hadn’t won the award because I loved the company.”
If you have an awesome unpaid internship lined up for the summer, apply for this year’s internship award here! The deadline is April 3, 2017.

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