I gained a lot from this internship. At first, I was worried about the tiny newsroom size, thinking there would be too much attention on me. However, I felt welcomed and valued and became close with my colleagues, though many were in senior positions. Interesting point: I was the only one in the newsroom who had attended any j-school.
It was extremely frustrating that expectations of me were unclear. I also did not appreciate how my editor-in-chief rewrote my earlier pieces to fit his voice instead of getting me to rewrite the parts that he did not think were clear.