Journalism in the Public Interest


DePaul University

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  • John 3:10 p.m.
    March 27, 2014
    Major: Journalism, 2012
    Internship 4.0-stars
    Oversight & Aid 5.0-stars
    Payment Unpaid

    I interned for a small start-up company where interns created and hosted "channels," stocked with fun videos and such. It was a breath of fresh air, to be honest. It looks great on my resume, and while I didn't really learn anything, I still count it as a very positive experience.

    My first internship was at a radio station. I interned for the morning show, and was tasked with getting food and being a call screener. I really got nothing out of it except a social tick where I judge people on how quickly and efficiently they tell stories, as I were screening their calls. It kind of sucks, but the internship also looked great on my resume.

    Call me old school, but I worked these internships while taking 20 credits (per quarter), and working a 25-hour-per-week job. I did it because I knew I had things to learn. Even now--two years out of college, and a few beginner level jobs in--I still value every job I have had as a learning experience. I don't like it all that college kids think they're entitled to paying internships, or even entry-level jobs that function as internships.

    I was--and am--happy to have a noteworthy learning process, and figure that as long as the company in question is giving me that, I can provide the company with my services.


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