Working with the National Student Investigative Reporting Network (NSIRN) was
one of the most valuable experiences I could have gotten out of this program.
The work was interesting and I truly felt like I was a part of history in the making. I
became a more professional journalist and made great connections. You have to
absolutely be a self-starter in order to succeed at NSIRN. I’d recommend this
internship to students who enjoy doing a lot of research and are able to work with
very little direction. For me, I saw this as freedom to pursue any angle I wanted.
I am really happy with how my internship went these past six weeks. I would highly recommend interning with NSIRN if you have any interest in investigative journalism – it allows you to hone your research skills, learn from one of Canada’s best journalists and be part of a project that has implications for the entire country. When I first got this internship, I had almost no conception of what it would be like or if I would enjoy it. I can confidently say that taking the risk and doing a type of journalism I had never forayed into before paid off.