My last week at the paper was a great one. I was sad to be ending this
amazing experience so soon. It feels like I just started there. Over
all I was able to make the front page a total of five times before I
left. The clips I have collected from doing one month of this
internship have been more than I have collected over the past three
years of doing internships.
Though they can't offer me a job in the news room, they said that I would be high up on a list of consideration for a paid internship for this summer which could lead to the opportunity to apply within the company in other departments.
I still can not believe that I got to cover Haiti! When the news broke that Wednesday morning after the earthquake I was not expecting to have anything to do with that beat, though I wished I would. Before I knew it I was their go to woman for any article that had to do with Haiti. I thought by the end of it I would be so well informed on matters in Haiti that they would put me on a plane down there-though that was really more fantasy than reality.
I got to meet wonderful people who inspired me and pushed me to be the best writer/reporter I can be. Everyone was encouraging and positive which really makes a difference in the outcome of your internship.
I've learned from this internship that I would love to continue to write but it doesn't have to be for a newspaper. The fast pace of the newsroom is a little more than I was expecting, but fun to be in the middle of for the month. I know I love to write and still want to make a career out of it one day. Journalism is still something that I hold close to my heart and I think it will forever stay that way.
Thank you for reading my blog and keeping up with me. I hope you enjoyed my experience as much as I did.