Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Internship

I've been home for a little over a week now, and I'm finally sitting down to blog about my incredible summer so far.

I spent a month and a half as a Women in the World intern for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. In that time, I had 3 articles published (a 4th is on the way) on an international news website. In addition, I wrote somewhere between 50 and 100 cheats for the site; cheats are a summary of a news article that we put up on either Women in the World or the Daily Beast's "Cheat Sheet," complete with a link to the full article. If you don't have time to read 20 news articles, you can "cheat the week" and read 20 cheats.

I spent most of my time putting together cheats for WITW, as well as transcribing interviews, writing actual articles and gaining as much experience as I possibly could.

I LOVED my internship. This was my first one and I couldn't have asked for a more fantastic experience. Most people start off with a few small internships at unheard-of places, moving their way up to more well-known companies. Newsweek was the only summer internship I applied for, and I happened to get the job!

I met so many amazing people and got to do so many incredible things this summer, and it only solidified my desire to be a journalist. While I really want to be a broadcast journalist, print is definitely an option. I loved every part of my internship and I cannot wait to break into the industry with a real job.

I'm currently in the process of applying for fall internships, and I hope I land another awesome one. I've applied to the French Institute and the Committee to Protect Journalists, but I'm still looking, so we'll see where I end up!

I'll be on vacation later this week, so expect a post about that! Other than that there isn't too much going on this summer. I love relaxing at home but I'm kind of ready to get back to school. Hopefully I'll be more diligent with this blog when school starts again!

Also, I wanted to give a shout-out to all my international readers! I hope everyone keeps reading, and I'll try to update more as summer goes on.

Best internship ever! Granted, it was my first, but it was definitely the best first internship ever. I met some awesome people and did some awesome things. Thank you to everyone at Newsweek and The Daily Beast!

Monday, July 15, 2013

My Article!!

I've posted a few articles here before, but I'm finally able to post the one I am most proud of. I've been working on this article for a long time, and it finally ran on The Daily Beast!! I meant to post it yesterday when it came out, but I'm home for the summer and it's been crazy busy (I'm finished with my internship, and you can expect a post about that soon!).

As a (female) college student, safety is extremely important, especially off-campus. After an off-campus shooting happened near my school, I decided someone needed to take a closer look at off-campus safety. And that someone was me.

Please take a look (and by look I mean read it!), this is a really important topic for me and I'm quite proud of this story.