ATLANTA, GA— MELT (, the award-winning sports, culinary and entertainment marketing agency is thrilled to welcome 32 of the the nation’s top students from several universities for an 8-week summer internship program.

Today kicks off the 12th year of MELT’s nationally-acclaimed summer internship program, MELT University (MELT U). MELT U’s mission is simple; give current undergraduate and graduate students a first-hand experience evaluating and optimizing marketing sponsorship and brand activation with the sports marketing industry; areas include Experiential Marketing, Account Teams, Digital & Social Media, Creative and Branded Content Production. Our MELT U course allows our interns to gain valuable insight and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best and brightest within the industry.

A new addition to the coveted program is the position of Student Intern Coordinators. The Student Intern Coordinators will oversee the day-to-day operations of the program in conjunction with the MELT Intern Committee. The Class of 2017 Student Intern Coordinators are Tristan Watson from Auburn University and Estée Parks from Notre Dame. Tristan and Estée return to MELT U after successfully graduating from last summer’s program.

This year, 32 interns will gain valuable experience from MELT training, industry leader keynote speeches given by executives from The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, College Football Hall of Fame; independent research; on-site field study; field trips consisting of visits to Suntrust Park, College Football Hall of Fame and World of Coca-Cola. During their time at MELT U, they will work within their teams to prepare a Capstone Report that will merge their knowledge on what matters most in the eyes of millennials regarding brand activation & sponsorships and what will drive purchase intent.

Alumni from MELT University include current MELT staff members such as Senior Account Executives, Gigi Gonzalez and Claire Ellender; Digital Media Producer, Eric McCoy; Account Executive, Darbi Lou Todd; Graphic Designer, Hailey Curtis; Associate Account Executives Margaret Worrell and Claire Miller.

Other notable MELT U alumni are staffed across the nation at organizations such as the Denver Broncos and CAA.

“For us, it’s not just about giving back because we learn so much from having so many intelligent young minds working with us each day,” said MELT Chairman/ CEO Vince Thompson. “We are thrilled to welcome 32 of the top recruits in the nation into our program.”


Nicole Adamovich– University of Georgia, May 2020
Martha Lyn Andrews– Florida State University, August 2017
Ellis Baxter– Auburn University, May 2017
Jack Bedinger– University of South Carolina, May 2020
Colton Bradford– University of Alabama, December 2017
Kevin Burke– Notre Dame, December 2017
Samantha Bush– Samford University, May 2019
Nick Carvalho– Florida State University, August 2017
Kendall Chadwick– Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2018
Bailey Chambers– Kennesaw State University, May 2019
Madison Christian– Butler University, May 2018
Caleb Davidson– University of West Alabama, May 2018
Will Edwards– University of Alabama, May 2018
Megan Endt– Auburn University, May 2019
Sophie Epps– University of Alabama, May 2017
Abby Feruck– University of South Carolina, May 2019
Kayla Griffin– Tuskegee University, May 2018
Sydney Janes– University of South Carolina, May 2019
Matthew Jones– University of Georgia, December 2017
Blake Lindy– University of Texas, May 2020
Logan Locke– Western Kentucky University, May 2018
Gunnar Longo– Christ School, May 2018
Julia Miller– Kennesaw State University, May 2019
Jacob Munoz– University of Miami, May 2020
Oona Peacock– University of South Carolina, May 2017
Fairley Smith– University of Alabama, December 2017
Kyle Tubach– University of Kentucky, May 2017
Sydney Warren– Middlebury College, May 2019
Kennedy White– University of Mississippi, May 2018
Brandon Whiteford– Georgia Southern University, December 2017
Jack Winchester– Auburn University, May 2019
Landon Wood– University of Georgia, August 2015
Chelsea Zillner– Arizona State University, August 2017