During my Consumer SOS/Investigative internship at Global News Toronto, I learned to be more of a journalist than I did in dozens of classes at J-school. I learned to refine my skills in pursuing subjects, interviewing, critical analysis, editing, writing and listening. I also learned practical skills in being able to use news resources, editing, timecoding and helping shoot and set up video for broadcast.
What I like the most from Global was that they never treated me like an intern, but rather as part of the team. They took my opinions into consideration and treated me fairly when I was wrong, as well as praised me when I did well. I came out with multiple clippings, the office was reached easily from my house, but I was not paid. There are definitely opportunities to pursue there.