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Week 4

My last week at Spin was bittersweet. It was kind of a slow week. My supervisor was out of town, so I had fewer assignments than I normally would. I got to transcribe a few more interviews, which is something Ive grown to enjoy doing.
Christine Barrett at SpinMy last week at Spin was bittersweet. It was kind of a slow week. My supervisor was out of town, so I had fewer assignments than I normally would. I got to transcribe a few more interviews, which is something I’ve grown to enjoy doing. 

The other editorial interns started this week. There was a new one on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! It was great to meet them and I got to help orient them and tell them what was going on, from the intern’s perspective, so that was fun.

My activity didn’t really pick up until Friday, when I got to deliver a package to Hoboken! Hoboken is a city in New Jersey that is just over the river from New York City. I had to deliver a stack of magazines to a publishing company. It was pretty important, so I loved that I got to do that!

When I got back from my Jersey day trip, my supervisor took me out to lunch. We went to this delicious Thai restaurant and it was great to be able to talk to her on a level that I had not previously been able to do. She was so great to work with and I’m glad we had that time together. She said great things about me and about my work ethic, which I’m very proud and excited about.

Once I got back, the other new intern and I had to go and get some groceries. We were going to have a small office party to celebrate the end of January and all of January’s birthdays. (We were also celebrating the fact that Spin was featured in the video for Apple’s new iPad. Very exciting, check it out!) After that, I said bye to everyone I worked with and left notes for everyone who wasn’t there.

I had a great time working for Spin. I met a lot of great people and learned so much about how the magazine operates. I was sadder to leave than I expected to be and part of me wishes I could have stayed longer, but I will always have fond memories of my experience. I am ready to return to Salem and use my latest experiences when I start searching for jobs in May as graduation approaches. I feel like my internship at Spin prepared me even further for life after college.

I hope that this blog gave all my readers a glimpse into the life of a magazine intern (and if anyone has any questions, please contact me!). I had a blast and I hope that all current and future Salem students know that no experience is out of reach. I’ve had two internships in New York City because I wanted them badly enough and I tried as hard as I could to get them. Salem prepared me for these experiences so well and I hope that future students will be able to follow their big city dreams like I have, because these experiences have been amazing!