Briefly speaking, my internship was a testament of hard work being rewarded. I interned at the CBC on Andrew Nichols’ show, which felt like what some might consider a stereotypical internship–little responsibility, and an expectation to simply observe. I voiced my eagerness for more work and was switched to Carole MacNeil’s show. There I learned the role of an associate producer, which in the end, got me hired.

Retrospectively, the most important takeaway is timing. Concerns will arise and it’s important to voice those, but to do so at the appropriate time. Take a step back, assess the issue, and see what you can do yourself before voicing any concerns.