I can’t believe that my internship is over; this summer has gone by so fast. This summer, I learned so much at my internship. Not only did my writing improve, but I realized that I want to pursue journalism as a field. I’m excited to take a class at Tulane and further my knowledge as a journalist. I was also offered the opportunity to freelance while at school, which will be an exciting way to keep my foot in the door and continue writing.
One of my favorite parts of the internship was getting to know my boss. We have a hiking spread for a print issue in a couple months, so as part of that research we went on a couple hikes together. It was great to get to know her really well. She’s an amazing role model and so has been so helpful and encouraging along the way.
If I had to give advice to a future student interning at Boston Magazine, I would tell them to be ambitious and take initiative. Pitch as many stories as you can, be creative, and most importantly, LISTEN to the advice you get. When you listen to the writing advice, not only does your supervisor appreciate it, but your writing will improve drastically. Being new to the journalism field myself, I have little advice for someone interested in it, but being thrown into the field with little experience before is definitely a great learning experience.
I really loved this internship and I’m so sad to be leaving it. I was offered the chance to freelance while I’m at school and continue writing articles, which I’m extremely grateful for. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer experience!