Beyond the Chateau Walls-Luxembourgish media company provides internship opportunities for MUDEC students


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Amanda Roberts, co-editor-in-chief of a digital media company in Luxembourg, never had an internship while in school. It wasn’t even something she considered doing.

But after seeing the hard work of the Miami University students working at her company, she said she wishes she had taken advantage of the opportunity to intern while she was in college.

Her company, City Savvy, had its first intern in the spring of 2019. Since then, the company has had four Miami students help with a variety of larger projects.

“As we are fairly small, having interns is an immense help in getting through our endless backlog of projects,” Roberts said. “I’ve been extremely impressed with every student who has walked through our door; each one brings their own set of ideas and skills.”

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Roberts has also given her interns the ability to pursue their passions by helping develop a magazine, Lux Wmn, working on a new podcast, and improving social media presence. One intern is working to develop a line of feminist shirts, which will be sold in conjunction with Lux Wmn.

Senior Whitney Reddan interned as a social media manager and content writer at City Savvy this summer when she was at MUDEC.

Reddan traveled to take pictures and create posts for the Instagram and also wrote a weekly article for the digital magazine.

“It was the best of both worlds, as you went sightseeing, tried new food, or went to festivals you’d take pictures that would work for the internship and your memories,” she said. “I cannot recommend the internship experience enough; you’re able to cement yourself in Luxembourg and truly live and engage like a local.”

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Junior Christina Fote also worked at City Savvy while she was in MUDEC. She said her internship was one of the most impactful experiences she had while abroad. 

"Amanda was the best boss I’ve had thus far and was always looking for ways to help me learn and grow as an intern," Fote said. "Her passion for City Savvy made me want to put in 110 percent every day on the job."

Roberts said she hopes all students at MUDEC take the opportunity to complete an internship, whether it be at her company or somewhere else.

“I truly believe every internship experience will bring them invaluable life skills and will definitely be something their future selves will thank them for,” Roberts said.

Lifetime Network

Over 11,000 Miamians have been a part of the 50 year tradition at the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg (MUDEC). There’s a network of alumni ready to help connect students with internships and careers upon return.

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