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Charlie Burg (center) Charlie Burg (center)

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Charlie Burg '19, a music industry major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, is one of nine Syracuse University students to receive a 2018 Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award. This award enables the students to hold unique internships that would not be possible without financial help. Clements interns will usually spend one summer away from the University, working under the guidance and supervision of an expert who can help them connect their academic learning to real world application.

As an intern in the radio department of Sub Pop Records, Burg looks forward to the summer ahead. Burg will help with mailings, making one-sheets and press updates, creating CDRs, updating databases and project reports. Burg foresees that the internship will help him understand the inner workings of a label from multiple perspectives. This knowledge will come in handy as Burg simultaneously pursues a career as an independent musical artist, alongside pursuing a career at a record label.

The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are distributed through Career Services in the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience. Students can contact Chuck Reutlinger in Career Services at for more information.