GEORGIA COUNTY INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT
Austin Mitchell Interns with Bulloch County
Austin Mitchell, a recent graduate of Georgia Southern University, interned with the Human Resources Department of Bulloch County. As a Digital Media Intern, Mitchell was hired to design, create, and deliver engaging digital media content to county employees, citizens, and visitors.
Mitchell was not familiar with county government before the internship, though he learned throughout the program that county government is a collaborative effort and varies from county to county.
One of Mitchell’s major projects during his internship was the creation of a professional informational video for Bulloch County. The video will be used in employee recruitment and onboarding activities and will have a lasting positive influence on Bulloch County's workforce.
Mitchell’s supervisor, Human Resources Director Cindy Mallet, said that Mitchell served as a “fresh set of eyes” for the county, and brought his passion for videography to meet county needs. “Austin was inquisitive and asked insightful questions…the more he learned about county government and our operations, the better he was able to tell our story from his unique perspective,” Mallet said.
Mitchell was proud that he completed a high-quality video that will help Bulloch County citizens in years to come. Current Bulloch County employees were also excited to participate in the project with Mitchell and felt proud that they were able to invest in his personal and professional growth.
Mitchell’s favorite part of his internship was the opportunity to meet and build relationships with county employees. He felt welcomed by his colleagues and took the time to ask questions about their own work within Bulloch County.
Mitchell is confident that the skills gained during his internship will be helpful throughout his career. Currently, Mitchell is a graduate student at the University of Mississippi and a graduate assistant at Ole Miss Sports Productions, where he creates content for Ole Miss Athletics and ESPN+’s “The Season.” If he works in county government in the future, he hopes to work in marketing so he can shine a light on a county he cares about deeply.
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