Carviou selected for exclusive FOX internship through alum Curt Menefee
Curt Menefee ’87 and Marley Carviou ’22
An internship with FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the perfect opportunity for a public relations and kinesiology major like Marley Carviou ’22. Carviou is the first Kohawk chosen for this studio programming internship that is exclusive to Coe students and made possible by co-host of “FOX NFL Sunday” Curt Menefee ’87.
“I think it’s truly special that Curt is doing this for a Coe student,” Carviou said. “I’m excited to go and represent Coe.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carviou will complete a part-time, four-week internship remotely this July. FOX will be assigning all the interns who would have been on-site to various departments needing assistance within the company. Next summer, Carviou will travel to Los Angeles and complete the eight-week internship as originally planned.
“Once Marley is in the studio, she will have the opportunity to learn the many varied aspects of what it takes to put on a televised sporting event,” Menefee said. “From working behind the scenes with network producers, editors and researchers to spending time on stories and in the the studio with various announcers and hosts, the exposure to so many different elements of television sports production will hopefully provide her the kind of insight that will help guide her toward a decision about a future career.”
Carviou currently is undecided about what that career might be. At Coe, she works in the Sports Information Department, taking photos, working on the website and assisting behind the scenes at home games. She’s eager to dive deeper into all those elements at FOX.
“It will help highlight the things I am most interested in, which is exactly what I wanted,” she said.
Menefee, a member of the Coe Board of Trustees, wants to open doors for fellow Kohawks.
“I’m a big believer in the benefits of internships,” Menefee said. “Being immersed in the day-to-day environment of an industry that you are interested in provides you an opportunity to find out what it is that draws you toward that industry as a future career.”
“Within the ICR Iowa corridor, businesses provide a number of excellent internship opportunities for Kohawks,” noted Barb Tupper, co-director of C3: Creativity, Careers, Community, the on-campus office that coordinates internships locally and nationwide, including the application process for this FOX internship. “Coe has been named to The Princeton Review’s list of Top 25 Best Schools for Internships three years in a row due to the robust business community in the ICR corridor as well as alumni like Curt who want to pay it forward. We are grateful to him for providing this transformative experience for a Coe student each summer.”
“I’ve been fortunate enough — thanks in no small part to the skills that Coe provided me — to be a part of a couple of different types of television productions,” said Menefee, who got his start at local news station KCRG. “Whether doing a live broadcast like on ‘FOX NFL Sunday’ or taped production such as A&E’s ‘America’s Top Dog,’ I’ve been able to help match up some of the networks’ production needs with a chance for Kohawks to get an internship opportunity they wouldn’t otherwise.”
Menefee was instrumental in making it possible. The paid position with FSMG includes travel expenses to and from California, the cost of summer housing, transportation and meals all provided through his generosity. He even spoke with each of the candidates and helped determine who would interview with FOX. Moving forward this opportunity will be available for one Kohawk each summer.
“He seems like a super nice guy,” Carviou said. “When we meet in person, I want to thank him for all he has done for Coe.”