Interning at ELLE Canada was a good experience. The office is fairly small with not many employees, which requires a lot of independence on the part of the intern.
It is necessary to take initiative in this job. If you have a story idea you need to approach the appropriate editor because they won’t come ask you if you have anything to share. If you don’t have any work you need to ask people if they need help with anything. Most of the stuff I did came from me asking employees –other than my supervisor– for extra work.
I felt most welcomed by the assistants. They really guided me and were there to answer all of my questions, we had a great camaraderie. I was fortunate to get published three times for online and it allowed me to feel like a real journalist.