A Summer at the Post

By CLAIRE MEYLAN | Intern

Summer break is the perfect time to explore your interests. If you’re in college, this often takes the form of interning, working to gain experience in a particular field.

This summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Palisadian-Post and explore journalism.

After writing for The Heights newspaper at Boston College, I knew journalism was something I wanted to explore further. At the Post, I have been able to write about a myriad of topics, including a local artist, a Palisadian librarian, stroke activists, the debate over high school start times, a concert and a Palisadian educational business. Journalism is a field that doesn’t get old—you’re always learning and writing about something new.

Many internships consist of going on coffee runs, making copies and filing papers. While there is nothing wrong with interns doing such tasks, I am extremely grateful that my internship was not made up of these things.

I spent my time at the Post writing stories, conducting interviews, attending meetings and helping proofread the paper. It was a unique and hands-on experience for an intern that allowed me to experience journalism much more fully. As a result, I have become a stronger writer, and am able to write faster and more efficiently.

As my internship comes to a close, I want to say a big thank you to everyone at the Post for this opportunity. Everyone was incredibly friendly and supportive, which made my experience enjoyable and fun.

I want to say thank you specifically to Sarah Shmerling, John Harlow, Matthew Meyer and Gabriella Bock for their guidance, humor and support.