Communication Studies student Amelia Young will be spending her summer interning at Seacrest Studios in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, which is part of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
The purpose of the Secrest Studios, which have been put in children's hospitals around the country, is to give hospitalized children and teens an opportunity to experience radio, television, and new media. Radio and TV programs are produced in the studios and “broadcast” to the children's rooms if they are unable to come down and see a live show. A great thing about the studio, in addition to how much it impacts the children, is its mission to provide college students with first-hand experience in producing broadcast programming and in operating a multimedia center. Seacrest Studios brings in celebrities to interview on air as well as patients. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus are just a few who regularly visit the Secrest sudios around the country.
“My job as an intern is to help run the studio with my team and program manager,” said Young. “I will have a 30 minute radio show that I get to plan and host. But, the studio does more than radio. There are weekly karaoke battles between the doctors from the hospital as well as science experiments performed by students from the area. I will get to work hands on with interviewing celebrities and patients on air as well as helping run all the activities.”
To read more on CMST intern Amelia Young, visit: http://www.cci.utk.edu/internships-20