Ok, well i have one more semester here at college (fall 06). I need to fulfill my requirements by getting an internship. Instead of just doing it next semester along with my full boat of classes, im looking to do it over the summer. So basically, what it comes down to is do i want to stay here in Burlington and take an internship here, or if i should take a travelling internship. Oh, im a business and marketing dual major, and i really would love to do something with sports and/or creative marketing. Here are some of the in town options i have and here are the traveling ones... Options for in town internships: -One is at a local Deli, "Establish & implement marketing strategy for downtown deli. Design ads/flyers & create cost-effective plans for distribution. Plan & coordinate at least one semi-public event. -This one is with UVM (University of Vermont) and their athletic dept. Gain understanding of athletic marketing & promotions at the Division I level. Includes sponsorship sales/partnerships, event mgmt, game day production, & community outreach. -One is with a smallish publishing company. Work w/ professional sales executives, writers, photographers, journalists & graphic designers. Help w/ ad campaign coordination, media kit distribution, client service, computer work, and research. there are a few others that are basically the same deal.... but these are the ones that interest me the most... its just that my situation may not allow it... ---Fuse marketing, www.fusemarketing.com , is located here in burlington, they have some general internships but the ones that interest me are... Fuse is seeking a highly motivated Field Marketing Specialist in our events division to handle the day-to-day staffing of 6, one week long events. Events include 5 Dew Action Sports Tour events and the Summer X Games. The Main role of position is to assist in running a sponsor's 20x40 marketing presence. Duties will include, but are not limited to, setting up on-site sponsor presence, managing local staff (5), running activities, handing out samples and premiums and interaction with event attendees. The road crew member must be capable of managing multiple projects and timelines, prioritizing their work, and communicating effectively with associates and clients. Employee would be flown to and from the following locations on the approximate dates, rooming plus a daily perdiem will be provided. Panasonic Open â€“ Louisville, KY - June 18-25 Right Guard Open â€“ Denver, CO - July 9-16 Summer X Games â€“ Los Angeles, CA â€“ July 30 â€“ August 6 Vans Invitational â€“ Portland, OR - August 13-20 Toyota Challenge - San Jose, CA - September 3-10 PlayStation Pro â€“ Orlando, FL - October 8-15 This one is the most appealling to me, when im not in those areas id be back here in burlington, id be able to continue to live in my apartment and not have to find a person to sublet, BUT the last two events are during school time, and for both id be missing a full weeks worth of classes and work. Should i still go for this??? I know id be missing work, but if i talk to teachers early enough i may be able to either get out of it, or have some of teh due dates stretched so i have optimal time to complete it.. The second one was taken down due to the code not being right, but its a 17 stop nationwide tour for Skateboarding and BMX, i cant remember the name of the tour for the life of me, or the full descrip. BUt its being on the road all summer with a road crew of people, travelling to the different events and running their sponsor tent and staff. This is the most difficult one, because id be leaving in May and coming back in Aug, now i have to sign a lease soon... so im not sure if i can find someone to sublet or what... The advantage of doing one in town would be that id get to live up here without finding a subletter or comprimising my school work... but who wants their senior internship at a deli??? Sorry fo teh long post, but im just overloaded with different options and such. The travelling one would be something that id LOVE to do, but im not sure if risking school work and grades is worth it.... unless the teachers understand. Given what i told you at the top, my areas of study and my marketing interests, what would you choose to do??? Lol, some of you might read this and be like "sooo wtf does he want us to do?" I just want to know what youd do in my situation and any advice you have. Cliffnotes: I need an internship. im a business and marketing major Id love to find something with sports Taking an in town intern would be easiest Taking a travel one would mean possibly putting my school work at risk, but i feel would be the best experience. Not sure what to do.