I wrote this post for a class blog a few months back.
Since then, a lot has changed. While I still stand behind my belief that in this day and age most journalism students will have to work two internships to satisfy graduation requirements, there are exceptions. My hard work and numerous applications paid off and earlier this spring I was offered two different internships for the summer. I also want to send kudos to a close friend and co-worker, Jessie Opoien, who will be interning with the money unit of CNN in New York.
I will be starting Monday as a copy editing intern for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus in the Quad-Cities. I am thrilled to have found an internship that satisfies my graduation requirements and will help me grow as a journalist. I will probably post some of the things that I learn on here and I promise to start posting regularly again.