Big Island Press Club social media intern stages Instagram takeover

  • Courtesy photo Big Island Press Club social media intern Holly Trowbridge.

COVID-19 interrupted many students’ in-person experience, including Holly Trowbridge’s.

Trowbridge, a senior at University of Hawaii at Hilo, is spending her last semester (plus some) with her family, now in Oak Park, Ill. She also completed her internship remotely — Trowbridge was the first social media intern with the Big Island Press Club.

Trowbridge earned college credit for her internship, which included investigating the potential for an artificial intelligent news feed of Big Island Press Club members, coordinating the production of promotional videos for the club’s scholarships, writing a plan for implementing a club student auxiliary at the university and managing the student takeover of the club’s Instagram feed.

As her farewell, Trowbridge took over the Instagram account herself the week of Oct. 19.

Check out her posts and that of the other students at


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