The mentorship and networking in this internship was the most valuable part. I felt very welcomed, more like a teamplayer than a sideliner. Hosts, writers and producers are all willing to answer any questions, share their experiences and extend their help in the future (ie. reference letters). They also acknowledged my work frequently and positively.
It was also nice to contribute directly to segments, such as ‘Morning Smile’, and watch these segments air live. Working with both producers and reporters also made me see both sides of television, and reaffirmed my choice to pursue the reporting side. The only downside is that none of my work is very publishable as a portfolio piece, since it was aired as a segment. That said, this was still a very valuable experience overall and I enjoyed it very much.