Gettysburg College students complete media internships with NBC, CBS, Sirius XM

While interning at NBC News in New York, Andrew Arenge, Class of 2010, was "in the control room during any breaking news," including "when we announced that Michael Jackson had passed away."

Arenge also worked on NBC's exclusive "Inside the Obama White House" special. He interned previously with the Yankee Entertainment Sports (YES) Network, working with Gettysburg College alumni Ray Hopkins '87 and Eric Handler '86.

Arenge was far from the only Gettysburg College student to complete an impressive media internship this past summer.

"The opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., to go to CBS, and to see how they make the news every night, is an experience that I'll never forget," said Josh Scheinblum, Class of 2011.

Scheinblum worked directly with Gettysburg College alumna Laura Strickler '95, a producer in CBS's Investigative Unit. His internship included being CBS's representative at the "Blue Dog Democrat" press conference, where he got to ask a question.

Olivia Branco, Class of 2010, also took advantage of extensive internship opportunities offered by Gettysburg College's Center for Career Development.

Branco interned in the sports programming department at Sirius XM Radio in Washington, DC., working with the major league baseball channel, including , Cal and Billy Ripken's show. She also worked on the NASCAR racing and PGA golf channels. She interned previously at USA Today.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Thu, 5 Nov 2009

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