My Internship at Education Update
Currently, I am a senior in the “47” American Sign Language & English Secondary School. Due to the small number of classes I was taking, I asked my counselor if she could help me find a job or program in which to participate. A few weeks later, she presented the idea of working in journalism, and asked me if I liked to write. Of course I told her I did, and so she told me that she would set up an interview immediately with a newspaper called Education Update.
When I first started my internship with Education Update, I honestly did not know what to expect. From the day I started working at Education Update, which was right after my interview by the way, to the writing of this article, it has always been something different. Dr. Pola Rosen, Publisher, Editor-in chief, and my boss, had told me this would be so, and she was right. To be straightforward, this internship has been great. I have learned so much about journalism. I learned how to properly format an article so that it’s ready to be put into the paper. I never knew that so much detail had to be paid to an article, that everything had to be perfect, before it finally went into the newspaper. I watched articulate discussions take place in the middle of interviews, and you learn so much from listening to the experiences of others. I’ve gone to the rehearsals of shows before they came out. I’ve met a lot of new people, and I even got a job offer for the summer!
And above all, even though you may not hear a lot of people say this about work, I thought this was the most fun job I ever had, and I have a very nice boss. My friend, who is another intern here at Education Update, and I, think she’s pretty cool. Interning at Education Update was an educating and exciting experience in itself and for anyone who is looking for an internship in journalism and needs a place to start, this would be the place.#