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On the job with (JHU's) summer interns

The Hub

August 10, 2016


Like most teenagers, Kayla Washington and Jevaugh Anderson have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and recorded their own quick clips using their smartphones. But they had never handled a professional video camera, written a script, or conducted an interview until they spent the summer at Johns Hopkins.

The video you see here is the result of their hard work over the past eight weeks as student interns in the university's Office of Communications. It's just one of the many mutually beneficial projects completed this summer by Baltimore City high schoolers and young adults working with mentors across the university and health system through the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program.

As interns in the Office of Communications, Kayla and Jevaugh got a crash course in interview basics and production skills from the seasoned reporters and videographers who work on staff. While the endeavor to create a video about the summer jobs program was a teachable moment for the students, the production was also of value to the university's communicators, who now have a video with a youthful perspective to help encourage other departments to welcome their own interns in the future.