interning - page 2

Aug 2, 2010

Intern Diaries: Mixing Work with Play

A few weeks ago, when my alarm went off at 6:30 in the morning (after hitting snooze at least four times), I rolled out of bed feeling like the very definition of a hot mess. My hair was stuck to my cheek, I reeked of alcohol, and my head was pounding. I stumbled into the bathroom, convinced I was still a little drunk, looked in the mirror, and thought about the 12-hour day I had ahead of me.

Jul 26, 2010

Intern Diaries: Getting a Little Frustrated

Let me start this off by saying I love my internship. I mean really, I do. I know I might complain about it sometimes, but in the end I enjoy my time here and have gotten amazing experience.

Jul 19, 2010

Intern Diaries: Mastering the Art of Passing the Time

Some days at my internship I get to do so many fun things – like a random lunch with Kendra Wilkinson or Edie Falco, or doing a video interview of an all-male a capella group (OK, that one was a little strange…). Some days, I’m just kept busy doing any number of things, whether it’s searching for the perfect ice cream cake at Ben & Jerry’s, researching celebrities who have said they want to renew their marriages, or helping out in the fashion closet (a personal fav).

Intern Diaries: Playing Nice and Making Friends

When I first started this internship in December, there were only a handful of other girls with me. We spent most of our days interning together gossiping quietly behind our computer screens, venting angrily about the ridiculous tasks we were asked to do, and showing each other funny YouTube clips to pass the time. For the entire spring semester, we bonded in a way only unpaid jobless college graduates can...

Jul 5, 2010

The Intern’s Guide to Washington D.C.

Welcome to Washington, D.C.! It’s a truly awesome, magical, fulfilling place to live for a summer (or, if you’re like me, you come for the summer and end up staying indefinitely...) D.C. is packed with fabulous food, great bars, and tons of free activities.

Jun 29, 2010

Intern Diaries: Fashion is More Stressful Than Work

This morning I was dangerously close to missing my train into NYC for my internship. So late, in fact, that I had to sprint from my car, up the stairs, and onto the train platform to hurl myself through the train doors about a second before they closed behind me, leaving me panting and sweating in front of a group of polished businessmen. (Always a good way to start the day.)

Jun 28, 2010

Jun 24, 2010

The Intern’s Guide to Chicago

Welcome to Chicago! Summer in this city is quite possibly the most wonderful thing in the world (not like I'm biased...). I'm here to help you navigate Frank Sinatra's kind of town like a pro and not a tourist. Because while going to look down from the top of the Sears Tower (don't even think about calling it the Willis Tower) Sky Deck is a touristy essential, Chicago has so much more than just Michigan Ave and Navy Pier to explore.

Jun 22, 2010

Should I Feel Guilty That I Can Afford an Unpaid Internship?

No one would ever walk up to a friend on financial aid and accuse her parents of being lazy, good-for-nothing, bad parents for not making enough money to send her to college. Yet people feel completely comfortable going up to a friend with an unpaid internship and accusing her of being a spoiled brat because she's fortunate enough to be able to afford spending a summer making no money.

Jun 21, 2010

Intern Diaries: Don’t We Get Some Bragging Rights?

It’s no secret that interning can be a dull job. In fact, sometimes internships get such a bad rep that we forgot that they can also have some pretty amazing perks. In the field of journalism and magazine writing, one of those perks is being given the opportunity to cover red carpet events. At my internship, it’s hands down everyone’s favorite thing to do and for obvious reasons.

Jun 7, 2010

Intern Diaries: Let Internship Season Begin!

Ah, the joys of working nine hour days for free, of basically being known as the office bitch, and of never knowing if your dedicated hard work will ever actually turn into the job of your dreams. These are the joys of being an intern.

Mar 29, 2010

The Tool To Finding The Right Internship For You

As college students in the 21st century, we all understand the importance of internships. Every job coach, job website and career center employee on campus will tell you that internships are the key to post-college success. They give you real world experience, teach you things you’d never learn in the classroom and look really (REALLY) good on resumes. The problem is, though, that many of us don’t know what sort of internship to get.

Aug 5, 2009

Intern Diaries: Wrapping Up

It’s finally here: week ten of my summer internship at Magazine X in New York City. I’m proud to report that I’ve made it through numerous days of unpaid labor and braved the horrible commuting conditions, and I actually managed to have a pretty good time while doing so. So what have I learned?

Jul 15, 2009

Intern Diaries: Mid-Summer Evaluation

Last week, our managing editor (who essentially runs the production process – making sure layouts are updated and distributed, giving editors deadlines, leading weekly content meetings, etc.) emailed the entire staff and informed us that our “summer Fridays” would have to be put on hold.

Jun 10, 2009

The Intern Diaries: Living On The Cheap

Week two at X magazine has commenced, and I’m happy to report that I’ve only had two coffees today and am feeling pretty awake! Now that the first couple of days are over, I feel a lot more settled – still need some decorations for my cubicle, but definitely know my way around the office and feel more comfortable talking to editors and asking for help.

Aug 5, 2008

Nine Reasons I Can’t Wait to Go Back to School (!!!)

9. I HAVE FRIENDS As soon as I arrive home from school for summer break I spend the next three...