Sochi, Russia – Hampton University senior Mariah Crews is interning with NBC Universal for the Winter Olympics.
“I’m doing so much more than just bringing coffee and making copies,” said Crews.
Crews is part of a select group of Emma Bowen scholars who are attending the Olympics to work as media interns. The Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a multi-year internship program for students pursuing careers in the media industry.
Crews, HU senior broadcast journalism major from Upper Marlboro, Md., has garnered so much experience during her internship, and it’s only her second week.
“I have met a multitude of athletes and will be working closely with Team USA," said Crews, “Meryl and Charlie [of Team USA- Ice Skating] are definitely taking home the gold.”
Her internship started in Venue Operations dealing with logistics under the guidance of a variety of broadcast managers for sports like speed skating, figure skating, and hockey.
And now she is working with the online department, NBColympics.com.
“I am working on several projects, but we are not allowed to go into detail or release pictures until after the Olympics,” said Crews.
Prior to this, Crews has interned at C-SPAN for the past four summers, as well as contributed as an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Golden Key National Honors Society, the Student Leadership Program at HU, and Gamma Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She also started her own mentoring program called B.O.S.S, which stands for "Beauty, Originality, Self-Respect and Self-Worth."
“The wealth of knowledge I have gained from my professors at HU has definitely prepared me for this incredible opportunity,” said Crews.