Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Every [Magazine] Intern Needs to Know

An excerpt from an interesting post by Corrina vanGerwen on the Masthead blog

"Interns, pay close attention, as this one is for you:

I recently had a lively conversation with several senior-level magaziners about interns.

Yes, interns, you are noticed, and your editor is going to talk about you with his friends (aka other editors).

 What you want him to say about you is how amazing you are, that you are a godsend, that you do your job exceptionally well. If you are a good intern, your editor will do everything he can to help you along in your career.

What you don't want, is to have your editor speaking badly about you, because we do name names.

 To help all you interns out there start off on the right foot in the biz, here are some Dos and Don'ts:

DO say yes to every job, unless illegal or dangerous. This is not a pick-and-choose situation. Do what you are asked of, and with a smile. A good attitude will get you very far."

Read the full Do's and Don'ts, and share your insight, at