Spring Intern Spotlight: Erica Martin

While most of RLF’s interns join our team for one semester, some are extended an offer to stay with us for another term as a part-time communications specialist. We are committed to recognizing and rewarding top talent with this opportunity to further students’ learning experiences and hone their skills.
In addition, when we hire entry-level employees, we often look to our intern pool. Students who are engaged and hard working, with the ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time, are among the ones who stand out as strong full-time candidates.
Our final spring intern spotlight is on Erica.

Erica Martin

I am a senior at Elon University majoring in marketing with a minor in communications. I am from the small beach town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I enjoy spending time near the ocean, but I also love big cities. I spent the past two summers interning in New York City where I learned the ins and outs of two PR/marketing jobs. My hobbies involve doing anything outdoors – particularly running and skiing.

What is something new you have recently tried or experienced?

I have recently tried watching scary movies. I find them thrilling and spontaneous. However, I am a very jumpy person and get startled easily, so I am usually the one who screams during the movie.

Do you have any hidden talents?

My friends and close family members think I am good at voice impersonations. I sometimes quote movies or YouTube videos for a good laugh.

What food could you eat everyday and never get sick of?

I could probably eat tacos every day. I am a big fan of spicy foods and I tend to order tacos almost every time I see them on a menu. There is a taco truck in my town that I usually track down for lunch when I am home.

Tell us two things most people don’t know about you.

When I was little, my dream job was to be an archeologist. I really liked watching archeological movies in science class. I also used to bury my toys at the beach and pretend I was uncovering them for the first time.
I am also really frightened by thunderstorms and it is embarrassing to be around me if it starts to storm. I refuse to go outside even if the storm is still really far away.

What is your favorite thing about living in North Carolina?

My favorite thing about North Carolina is the weather. It stays warm during the fall and gets even warmer in the spring. I like how there are still seasons – without the drastically cold temperatures that Delaware has. It’s great to occasionally have 60 degree weather in January!