I learned a lot during my internship at The Globe and Mail. I believe my writing and reporting skills drastically improved throughout my time there, I’m a better journalist today because of it.
I do, however, feel like it may not have been the best place for my very first internship. This is because of the extremely high standards and stress level at which The Globe operates. I felt as though I was thrown right into it without much guidance or support at the beginning. For instance, I was given a story assignment on my very first day without much training or direction. One great thing about this placement is that they treat you like a reporter and not an intern, so it’s a great way to get real experience and bylines.