Another summer, another group of budding Lemonheads ready to punch up our projects, put out a few of their own, and learn a bit about the marketing world while they’re at it. (You may recall our interns from 2017, 2016, 2015… You can also find several of them on the team page nowadays!)

This week marked the beginning of Slice 2018: a three-month crash course during which a few college students or recent grads get a taste of how sweet the Lemonly life is. We ran them through the usual ringer, and without further ado…

Meet our 2018 interns!

Hailey Kurtenbach, Content Intern


Sarah Wadsworth, Design Intern


Ciara Rounds, Product Management Intern


What is your hometown?

Hailey: Omaha, NE

Sarah: Sioux Falls, SD

Ciara: Pierre, SD

College? Major?

H: South Dakota State, Advertising (Go Jacks, baybay.)

S: I went to USD and majored in Graphic Design.

C: South Dakota State, Advertising

What’s your favorite app? (Answers related to menu items or phone apps are acceptable)

H: Appetizer: Fried pickles. Phone app: Instagram

S: I use Spotify almost every minute of the day and I love learning new things through the app Skillshare.

C: Mozz Sticks! (Is there an app for that?)

What do you like to do in your free time?

H: Geek out over Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc.,
Amateur photography (emphasis on the amateur)
Find obscure music on Spotify (Totes hipster like that. Jokes.)
Watch “The Office” reruns
Hang out with my herb garden… I need a dog.

S: I usually spend my time hanging with friends, finding new things to cook, or surfing through ‘flix.

C: Sleep (jk, kind of)… During the summer, anything outdoors or trying new local restaurants and bars

What is one thing about yourself that would surprise people?

H: I despise public speaking, but my passion is performing — I was involved in high school choir and show choir, and my heart belongs on the stage.

S: I love to dabble in some Xbox, mainly COD or Halo.

C: I like flat pop.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?

H: Spider-Man’s powers. Leslie Knope’s spirit.

S: Hermione Granger, she’s so cool and she doesn’t even know it.

C: Phoebe Buffet — she always has a happy-go-lucky attitude — or Scarlett O’Hara. She’s an intelligent Southern belle.

What’s your favorite genre of music to work to?

H: Indie/Alternative or instrumental tracks… or this “Colors of the Wind” cover we’re jamming to as I type.

S: I definitely have a different genre for whatever mood I’m feelin’ at the moment, but normally I prefer a nice indie or alternative rock song. I’m really into Vulfpeck and Leon Bridges right now.

C: 90s and oldies – I like the music here at the office!

Do you have a favorite blog or podcast?

H: A travel blog called Nomadic Matt (not calling it NoMattic is a missed opportunity if you ask this writer) and NPR.

S: I’m currently listening to the podcast Stuff You Should Know, where two guys get to the bottom of odd questions like how Twinkies work and if zombies exist.

C: Podcast: Up and Vanished. Blog: Midwest in Style

Name something on your bucket list.

H: Swim in a vat of mashed potatoes. Realistically, I’d like to travel outside North America ASAP.

S: I love sailing and would love to sail around the world someday.

C: Develop a roll of film on my own.

What did you say you were going to be when you grew up?

H: A lawyer, for the awe factor — internally, I wanted to be a writer or a singer.

S: I wanted to be a children’s book author and would spend tons of time making my own books and drawings.

C: A crime scene investigator or a vet.

What drew you to Lemonly?

H: In a sense, the name. It sounded zesty and hip, so it drew me to delve deeper into Lemonly’s work. I’ve always admired writers that excel at producing concise yet beautiful copy, and gosh darn it… you make it look so easy in your infographics. I made a goal to snag an internship in hopes a bit of the talent would rub off.

S: I was really drawn to their company culture and how creative and exciting the work they produce is.

C: The people and and fun work!

Do you have any pets?

H: Yes — a family Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso, Hercules.

S: I have two cats, who are more like dogs (dawgs) named Hobie and Bob.

C: Yes, three dogs! My fur baby, Cooper, and Teddy Bear and Roxy at my parents’

If you had to pick one to eat for the rest of your life, would you choose burritos or pizza? Why?

H: Pizza. Although, this choice truly depends on the time of day and current craving.

S: Pizza because you can make so many variations of it and a dessert burrito would be weird.

C: Pizza — there’s more variety there (breakfast, dessert, taco, etc.)