My experience as a journalist is about to e x p a n d significantly.
I have been accepted to intern at the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era for a 13 week program this summer. The position is full-time, so I will be entirely immersed in the hype of day-to-day newspaper operations. Usually this position is only offered to college students who have finished their sophomore year, but my Freestyle editor recommended me. It really does help to build connections. No, this summer will not look anything like my summer’s have previously. Sacrifices will have to be made, whether it’s giving up time to vacation, time to relax, or social time. I think that this opportunity is well worth the sacrifice.
It is truly amazing to look back at where I was one year from this point – so much wonderful change has transpired in the past twelve months, fifty-two weeks, and three hundred sixty-five days.
About two months stand between me and the summer of a lifetime.