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Editorial Intern

May - September 2021 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The person in charge of the internship was very friendly, helpful, and understanding when it came to extenuating circumstances. It was an amazing team to work with.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Writer

February 2021 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

I liked writing about the topics that interested me.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more feedback between writers during workshop sessions.

Advice

If you're a writer, write your articles and pitches in advance. The earlier you do it, the less stress and writer's block you'll have.
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Editing Intern

May - September 2020 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Great experience based work that was not too demanding for having no pay, though rewarding in terms of learning and refining skills.

What I wish was different

Not much - this was a really great internship opportunity.

Advice

Only take this internship, whether it is writing or editing, if you are serious about journalism. It is not an overwhelming amount of work, but publication is fast paced.
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Author

June - September 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Got to get articles published every week Worked alongside an editor who gave helpful feedback Workshop at the end of the week with the writers in my group

What I wish was different

Not much. It was kind of stressful coming up with pitches and writing and researching for a new piece each week, but I think in the end, it helped me develop as a writer tremendously.

Advice

Have some pitches prepared before you start the program. There are going to be times where you have no ideas, so just have a few concepts to turn to when that happens. DO NOT procrastinate. Weeks fly by and you don't want to end up writing your piece the night before. Doesn't help at all.
2 people found this helpful

Content writer

May - September 2020 • Texas City, TX

What I liked

Our editor Kris was really cool, and he gave us great feedback on our writing. We writers also got to get feedback from editors and our group members in weekly workshops which was really helpful, and also sort of fun—everyone was really nice! I definitely got more comfortable with writing weekly content and I know my long form article-writing skills improved.

What I wish was different

I wish this was a paid internship. But if you need content-writing experience, this is a great first step.

Advice

If in doubt, just do it! This is a great beginner’s internship. There’s no interview required so polish your resume and/or cover letter, if you send one! Work on your stories throughout the week, and make a big list the article ideas so you don’t run out of things to write about.
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Writer

June - September 2020 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

The schedule was very flexible and the peer workshops are helpful and constructive. The experience really helps you become a better writer. I loved my time working with the editor-in-chief and fellow students.

What I wish was different

I do wish we could've had more chance to practice our skills before we started publishing our articles.

Advice

Write about things you are passionate about or inspired by, otherwise you might feel more stumped in the writing process. Do not procrastinate your writing because then you might not have enough time to revise. Don't be afraid to give honest feedback to your peers.
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Illustrator

October 2019 • Texas City, TX

What I liked

Then internship forced me to practice my digital illustration skills.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more feedback.

Advice

This internship is very self disciplined and can be time consuming if you have full time classes. That being said it’s good if you just want to practice illustrating/certain techniques and have finished pieces to add to a portfolio.
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Writing Intern

May - September 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I really liked the freedom to pitch and write my own ideas as well as all the feedback I got on my writing throughout the internship.

What I wish was different

Advice

Start your articles early!
3 people found this helpful

Writer Intern

May - September 2019 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

I enjoyed writing a variety of articles and working with a team of other young writers.

What I wish was different

Advice

Practice brainstorming ideas for pitches. Towards the end of the internship, I started running out of ideas that I wanted to write about.
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Writer

May - September 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I liked that I was given the chance to write about subjects that interest me, and that my work was published online.

What I wish was different

Advice

1 person found this helpful