My Experiences as an Intern

I plan to write about politics and entertainment for a newspaper or magazine once I graduate from UF. In addition to majoring in journalism, I am also working toward a certificate in political campaigning. I am working at internships to learn the tools I will need to be a successful journalist, including how to write for a magazine, how to create content for the Web and how to run a political campaign.

Advantage Publishing, Inc.

As an intern with Advantage Publishing, Inc., I have been honing my skills as a magazine writer by writing stories on local charities and businesses. I have enjoyed working with the employees there, all of whom are extremely friendly and helpful.

Randy Wells City Commission Campaign 2010

I am currently interning with Randy Wells, a Gainesville resident running for the District 4 city commission seat. I have been working as his media coordinator by running his social networking campaign on Facebook, helping him with press issues, and working at the grassroots level by filling out postcards, running voter databases and calling local voters. It's been a great experience that has taught me a lot about the true nature of political campaigning.

The News Chief

I worked as an intern with The News Chief, a Winter Haven newspaper, during the summer of 2009. I wrote articles and was paid as a freelancer, which forced me to improve my writing skills. This internship introduced me to the basics of running a daily newspaper.

Freelance Work

I have worked as a contributing writer for The Independent Florida Alligator since last fall, writing stories for them on local student protests, UF studies, national stories and more. It has been a great experience that has helped me learn to work under the pressure of a daily deadline and still turn out a great article.

I was also just hired as a freelance writer for INsite Magazine and am currently working on my first stories for the publication. I'm very excited to write articles that are focused on music and entertainment issues, which are topics I am very interested in.