Flying High with a Summer Internship

Jon Ehmke in a side-by-side
August 9, 2018

Senior Jon Ehmke is preparing for his future career while helping with some of Duluth's biggest events. 

This summer Jon Ehmke, a senior double majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing with an Economics minor, has a unique internship that has him working on four Duluth area events.

The internship is with Kern and Kompany, an organization that produces and markets events. The events that are part of Ehmke’s internship are the Runway 4K, the Duluth Airshow, the Kia of Duluth Drag Races and Car Show, and the Duluth Rising Festival.

Ehmke’s duties include managing social media and working with sponsors and event partners. At the most recent event, the Duluth Airshow, he was a part of the information team to provide guest services. To promote the Airshow, Ehmke also drove the Duluth Airshow Humvee in the Land of the Loon parade in Virginia, Minnesota.

The Duluth Airshow is the biggest in Minnesota with thousands in attendance every year. This year, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headlined.

“The airshow was great!” Ehmke said, “It was a busy few months leading up to it, but the hard work paid off in the end.” Read More