What I wish was different
I wish there was a larger payroll. Myself and the other interns calculated how much we were making hourly and it was less than $2 an hour. You will be working multiple 12 hour+ days.
I still have not been paid my final check, even after doing multiple projects outside of the job description, along with building a strategy that helped push their Instagram followage over 10K followers. I have decided to not turn in a project due to me not being paid my final check yet.
How you are paid is by the amount of events you work. You have to do 8 events even if you are remote or not. So it is not a strictly remote position, and you are paid $500 less then you are if you worked in office. You still do the same amount of work at the events as the in office interns. You also still need to show up for two weekly Zoom meetings and complete the same work that the in office positions do. A few differences are you don't fill up the coaches check in bags.
You are not provided gas money or money for food while traveling, they only provide hotel fees. The only gas money you are given is if the event is outside of the Chicago Land area. You will be traveling far distances for each event. So at the end of your internship the money you have made will more than likely be spent on gas, food, etc.
I wish I had actually learned something related to marketing, it felt like we were just used for labor and not really taught anything remotely close to the importance of digital/ social media marketing. We were taught on how to obtain a job which is nice, but that is not why I applied for the internship.