OHIO Lancaster student prepares for internship with Miss Universe organization

Published: June 15, 2023 Author: Staff reports

Kelsi Snider, Class of 2024, is preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime internship this summer in New York City with the Miss Universe organization.

Snider is a communications studies major at OHIO Lancaster who was granted a social media internship for the first week of July through the last week in December. During this time, she will help run all the social media channels for the Miss Universe competition and be tasked with creating content for this global organization.

The 72nd Miss Universe Competition will take place in El Salvador on Dec. 3, 2023. The event will feature 90 women from around the globe celebrating all backgrounds, cultures, and religions in an inclusive, safe environment. This organization serves as a platform to inspire, empower, and promote future inspirational leaders.

According to the Miss Universe website, the organization  “…exists to advocate for a future forged by women - women with the courage to push the limits of what’s possible, who are curious enough to make world-shaking discoveries, and audacious enough to do this over and over…the future of humanity rests on reaching gender equity around the world.”

An image of the Miss Universe crown and a contestant

Q&A with Kelsi Snider

What attracted you to the position? Why did you want the internship? 
“I was interested in the position because I would like to do something similar after I graduate. I wanted the internship because it is going to be great practical experience. I am super excited to be working for a company whose mission is female empowerment.”

How did you get this internship?
“I submitted my resume and cover letter, then got chosen to interview. My advisor, Dr. Candice Thomas-Maddox helped me a lot in preparing my cover letter and resume. She really encouraged me to go for it and I am very grateful for her help and that I decided to try.”

What are you most looking forward to with this position?
“I am very excited to move to NYC and gain experience in the career field I am hoping to go into. I can’t wait to meet all the incredible women in the organization.”

What advice do you have for those looking for a summer internship?
“If you are considering going for an internship, go for it! I didn’t think I would get my internship, but here I am.”