Milton Hershey School Spartan Internship Program: Jaison Nieves
Featuring Jaison Nieves, Spartan Internship—Sports Broadcasting and Communications
The 2021 summer Spartan Internship program included 11 rising seniors working with Hershey entity partners and Milton Hershey School departments to gain real-world experience in their desired career path. During the four-week experience, students learned employable skills like time management, teamwork, organization, and earned a summer wage.
What made you interested in participating in this internship program at MHS?
This summer internship program gave me the opportunity to gain real-world experience, and I am excited to build off of the knowledge I now have.
What was it like being a student intern with HE&R and MHS? What were the differences between your mornings and your afternoons?
In the mornings, I worked with professionals at the Hershey Bears and learned about sports management and media relations. In the afternoons, I worked with MHS Graduate Programs for Success Division and learned about writing and alumni relations.
Are there any projects that you worked on that are unforgettable?
I had the opportunity to give a Hershey Bears’ game recap which made me realize there is a lot more to sports media than I realized. This project gave me a better idea of something that I’d be interested in doing in the future.
What was your biggest takeaway from your summer internship experience?
My biggest takeaway was the knowledge I gained from working with the Hershey Bears and specifically Zach Fisch, the voice of the Bears. I can now apply these new skills from this internship into the sports media world.
“We enjoyed working with Jaison and hope we provided him an opportunity to learn more about the value and depth of communication within an organization,” said Catherine Skena, MHS Graduate Programs for Success Communications and Data Analyst.
As a Spartan intern with the MHS communications department, Symyra Byrd spearheaded the 2021 Spartan Internship blog series and assisted the team in collecting interviews of MHS students and staff as well as HE&R professionals.