• An unexpected lesson in managing expectations

    An unexpected lesson in managing expectations0

    By Maddie Lee I started my time at BoingBoing, “A Directory of Mostly Wonderful Things,” as an intern with co-founder Carla Sinclair in July of 2020. Initially, although I had the title of an intern, it felt more like a mentorship. She was very hands-on while still giving me free rein.  BoingBoing features short posts

  • Being a journalist — not just a student journalist

    Being a journalist — not just a student journalist0

    By Julio Taku I had the pleasure and opportunity to work as the news intern for NPR affiliate WSHU Public Radio this fall . I worked under the editorial direction of two SOCJ adjuncts who both work at WSHU, Terence Sheridan, the station’s news director, and JD Allen, the assistant news director. I learned to

  • Becoming more ingrained in the music industry

    Becoming more ingrained in the music industry0

    This semester, I worked with The House Music Group as a press relations intern. Though the internship only lasted for this semester, I really enjoyed it. Since the summer, I have been working on my goal of being part of the music industry. Through this internship I was able to get my foot in the

  • A highlight of my semester0

    By Angelina Zingariello For my Fall 2021 JRN 489 internship, I did public relations for the Stony Brook  Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) department. I wrote feature stories for the newsletter, ran the department’s Instagram account and wrote for its blog. For the newsletter, I interviewed WGSS alumna Suzanne Staub and wrote a feature

  • A fulfilling internship in documentary production0

    By Caroline Klewinowski  When I first started interning for Dec8 Productions, I was incredibly nervous and prepared to fail. I had no idea what a production assistant did, let alone how cameras actually worked. I had only learned how to use a DSLR right before the pandemic, and I had sometimes set up tripods at

  • Listen to yourself when choosing an internship0

    By Melanie Formosa For my unpaid internship with The Express News Group, I was given the tasks of copy editing and proofreading. I always knew that I had an affinity for grammar, spelling and overall writing layout. In general, people forget that there is a lengthy editing process; the journalist writes, which is important, but