Student Practitioner Highlight: Part 1


Along with providing excellent public relations and marketing services to our clients, Martin Waymire is dedicated to engaging and preparing future professionals. Student practitioners (a Martin Waymire internship) who join our team gain valuable experience in working directly with clients on client teams and receive mentorship and education from experts across the agency. 

To celebrate #NationalInternMonth, we’re looking back at previous (part one of two) student practitioners’ highlights during their time at Martin Waymire!

“The people (and dogs) of Martin Waymire are simply amazing. From creating best-in-class work to making Michigan a better place to work and live to having the most hilarious team lunches, my time at Martin Waymire was unforgettable.”

Matt Franks, Director, US New Business, Zeno Group
2014 student practitioner

“I learned how to command a room which has really come in handy. I also learned how capable I was. I was treated like an adult, not an intern, and it helped me raise my own bar and take on challenges I would otherwise shy away from. “

Naomi Burton, Co-Founder, Head of Operations and Marketing, MeansTV
2011 student practitioner

“My role at the NBA involves a lot of writing, editing, social content creation/ publishing and juggling different tasks at once. The experience I gained by doing these tasks on a daily basis as a student practitioner at Martin Waymire helped me have a seamless transition into my current role.”

Michael Duke, Digital & Social Content Publisher, National Basketball Association
2019 student practitioner

“I loved that Martin Waymire allowed interns to wear so many hats. One day I would be developing media materials and others I would be designing still and motion graphics for social.”

Katie Winkler, Senior Account Executive, MSL Group
2017 student practitioner

“My time as a student practitioner thoroughly taught me how to be a proactive teamplayer, an effective communicator and most of all,  learn about the very foundation of a career in public relations that would later benefit me during life after college.”

Madison Job, Account Coordinator, MAPRagency
2018 student practitioner

“I’ll never forget working on the Voters Not Politician campaign to end gerrymandering in Michigan. It was an all-hands on deck project for the MW agency the fall it was on the ballot and came with lots of twists and turns.”

Taylor Skelton, Account Executive, WE Communications
2018 student practitioner