Hey, guess what! I have an intern and her name is Claire. She started a few weeks ago, when her spring semester ended, and she’s been doing behind-the-scenes work but will soon start making occasional appearances in front of the scenes, so please give her a warm welcome. In the next week or two, she’s going to start writing some “In the News” posts, so if you read something that doesn’t sound like my “voice,” check the author name and you may see it was written by Claire.
And to all you college students out there who wonder how to get an internship with a site like this one, take a page from Claire’s handbook: she wrote me an email and asked for one. It just so happened I had been thinking about finding an intern to help with some things and her email arrived at the perfect time (and saved me the trouble of doing a search). She’s been a great help so far and I think I’m teaching her some stuff she probably wouldn’t learn sitting in a classroom, so it’s a win-win.
Lesson: be pro-active! You never know when you’ll be exactly what someone is looking for (and obviously, that goes for more than just looking for an internship…).