How can I be the best intern ever?

Mary Ann Hogan
Chips Quinn Writing Coach

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Dear Coach,

Is there a rulebook for how to be the best intern ever? — Just Wondering

Dear Wondering,

There isn’t a universal rulebook we’re aware of, but newsroom trainers offer these suggestions:

  • Jump in and volunteer.
  • Find a mentor.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Ask for attention from editors.
  • Know how your newsroom works.
Mary Ann Hogan’s Ask The Coach columns, first written for the Chips Quinn Scholars program, are republished with permission from the Freedom Forum Institute, 2019.

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