I can’t believe it, but I just got notified that I was accepted for a summer 2015 editorial internship at the CHICAGO TRIBUNE (top 10 US newspaper + biggest newspaper in the Midwest!!)
It’s a 12 week, 40-hours-a-week, paid internship, and I’m absolutely stunned. Getting something of this caliber as a college sophomore is pretty unheard of, and I still can’t believe it happened.
All I can say about it thus far is:
1. Networking is the best tool I, as a journalist, could have. I’d be nowhere if it weren’t for the connections I made.
2. I was insanely lucky. I don’t think that I deserve this opportunity, but there are still good people in the world who will give a guy a chance. I’m humbled and grateful.
3. This will easily be the biggest learning experience of my life! I can’t wait to bring back the things that I learn from this internship to The Record next year, and experience journalism in a professional newsroom on a daily basis.
Thanks for reading! To GOD be the glory!