Shawn, Content Marketing Intern- NYC Office

SiriusXM is such a fantastic place to intern that I couldn’t stay away!  After interning with the Ad/Sales Marketing department in the spring, I decided to return to SiriusXM for the fall, this time interning with the Content Marketing team.  Here, I learned the processes of marketing a wealth of content targeted at all walks of life through various methods, such as partnership marketing, newsletter marketing, and much more.

Working with the small Content Marketing team and other major players in the various marketing teams on the floor was an extremely fulfilling time and great learning experience.  Every piece of work I did, from research about places and opportunities to push our content, to preparing presentations and spreadsheets that are shown to and used by managers to guide decision making, felt substantial and useful to my personal development and to the company itself in some way.  Beyond the work, the people in this department are just fantastic.  Everyone on the team is a person that I plan to keep in touch with and would be happy to run into at an event somewhere. I’m eternally grateful to them for all of the help and support they gave me over the course of the semester.

Before SiriusXM, I had no idea what office work would be like.  I had only prior worked out of a home office, so my only exposure to a typical office was through TV and film.  Through my time here, I learned just what a fast paced, challenging, yet vibrant and fun environment SiriusXM is. Safe to say, SXM has set a high bar in my mind for the future! Work is plenty, balancing is necessary, but meetings are full of creative ideas, famous people may be closer to your reach than anywhere else, and the work experience is useful and looks phenomenal on a resume.

My advice: Shoot your shot and apply to SiriusXM!  Interviews may cause your nerves to flare up, but that’s just a small bump on the road compared to the wealth of great experiences that lie beyond the doors of the building.  Be ready to work hard and branch out into programs and styles of work that are new to you. SiriusXM is a workplace where anything can (and will) happen, and that’s what makes it so worthwhile.

Plus, free pretzel rods!  Can’t beat that!!!

Erin, Sports Programming Intern – NYC Office

Getting up at 5 a.m. almost every day of the week isn’t easy as a college kid. Commuting on NJ Transit isn’t ideal either. However, when you love what you do, it makes small things entirely worth it.

This past fall semester I had the opportunity to intern with Sirius XM’s NBA Radio. I worked with “NBA Today” with Justin and Eddie from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays but spent the majority of my time on “The Starting Lineup” with Frank and Brian . Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning I would wake up at 5 a.m., catch a train, hit the subway, and get to 1221 Avenue of America by 7 a.m. I wouldn’t trade it for the world though.

Frank and Scal along with my producers made this internship the greatest experience I could have asked for. I still remember the first day I was there and Frank quizzed me on Seton Hall basketball trivia (that’s where I go to school). Since that first day, I knew that I was going to love this internship; and I have.

I’ve learned a large amount of production work, the main thing that’s benefited me has been learning more about the NBA. I came into this internship with the NBA ranking fifth on my favorite sports list. Now, it’s in the top three. Before this internship, I could hardly name any basketball players; now I could probably give you at least one on all 30 teams. Being surrounded by basketball at Sirius but also at Seton Hall, helped develop me professionally. It’s helped me as an analyst on my own sports talk show back at school, but it’s also helped me as an analyst and as a play-by-play announcer. There is nothing cooler than having Frank and Brian give you advice on how to be a better broadcaster.

I came into college wanting to do television, but that was until I found my school’s radio station. I always wanted to do something in sports, so I decided I want to go into sports radio but then took a switch and focused on public relations. However, after that first day at Sirius and every time I go back, I know that I want to go into sports radio.

Sirius has truly felt like home over the past 10 weeks, and that all thanks to Frank, Scal, and my producers Billy and Victoria. They all made getting up at 5 a.m. as a college student worth every penny.