Honestly, interning at Your Morning changed my life. It gave me the opportunity to explore a skill set that I didn’t think I would ever want to do. Going into this, I wasn’t sure about broadcast and solely wanted to do print, but after experiencing the broadcast world I’m sucked in.
I was treated like an equal and given equal work. There were a few days where I felt frustrated because there wasn’t any work to do. However, I needed to realize that’s news, sometimes there is a slow day and you can’t just make things up. I used this opportunity to reach out to other departments and help them with whatever work they needed.
Throughout this placement I not only gained confidence and experience, but also mentors and contacts. At the end, I was offered a freelance news position with Your Morning. They also suggested I look for other freelance opportunities to keep up my experience, and gave me contacts to start my search.