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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining The Washington Post’s newsroom next semester as an American University School of Communication Dean’s Intern.

In other words, for five months next semester, I will be a (paid) reporter for the Metro section of Washington’s best and biggest newspaper.

Words can’t describe how excited I am for this opportunity to hone my journalistic craft in the city I adore at a paper I revere. It’s the same paper that took down a president, exposed the horrors of Vietnam, and day-by-day brings the goings-on of the nation’s capital to the American people.

The team I will work with is incredible. I’m proud to call many journalists at the Post friends and colleagues even before my first day. I’ve also reported (and opined) on the vast changes coming to the paper in a difficult time, so I know of what they are capable.

I owe a debt of gratitude to former interns and dear friends (Stefanie Dazio, Sam Hogan, Sam Raphelson and especially Rachel Karas) who encouraged me to apply; to the SOC professors who recommended me (Amy Eisman, Rick Rockwell and Richard Benedetto); to SOC Dean Jeff Rutenbeck, Washington Post Metro editor Vernon Loeb (who I’m sad to say will be gone by the time I get there), Sharon Metcalf, Marvin Anderson, and the rest selection committee and SOC staff who run the Dean’s Internship program; and to my friends and family who put up with my insanity throughout the application process.

I can’t wait to get started.

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Looking for a paid internship via telecommuting this fall at a respectable news organization writing and editing in-depth analysis of the journalism industry? 

Look no further than PBS MediaShift, which currently has two openings, one for an editorial intern and the other for a podcasting intern. 

I performed both duties this summer. It would give me no greater pleasure than to find a replacement that will serve the amazing team at MediaShift well. 

If you have questions about the internships, comment below. If we know each other and would like a recommendation, please contact me

Move now: Deadline is Aug. 30!

May the Force be with you. 

AU Career Center blog 8.4.13

I’ve been asked a lot recently — by friends in the U.S., by American friends in Costa Rica, by Costa Rican friends in Costa Rica — why I’m continuing my internship at PBS MediaShift while studying abroad at la Universidad Nacional.

It’s a two-pronged answer, one answer more honorable than the other.

Read the rest of the post here.

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Titles, both lofty and lowly, on a résumé really don’t make much of a difference.

Yes, more grandiose titles are a great ego boost (the same applies to the name of the organization attached to that title).

But your actual experience means much, much more than that. No use being a “fellow” if you’re only getting coffee. And “interns” do plenty more than that.

Read the rest the post here. Would love to hear your feedback here or there.