Sunday, August 2, 2009

I have a new Intern - Please Read her Blog

As if I don't have enough to do - two full time jobs, three junior agents, a teen-aged son and a grown-up relationship - I got an email from a local journalism school graduate inquiring if she could intern with me this summer.

Now those who know me know that I believe in mentoring, because I was so poorly mentored when I was a young woman in my 20's by the icons of feminist journalism - they just made me feel so small and insignificant - and I vowed that when my turn came, I would give back. So I said yes.

But I take interning seriously, and always make sure that I have something to teach.

It turns out that Vanessa is a horror fan - she actually worked for someone I had just met at Necon - so there is much that I can teach her.

And I've asked her to keep a blog, so please visit, and comment, and encourage.

She'll be interning at the agency through the summer, and then begin a six month internship at RR while she goes for her Masters in Publishing.


Cicily Janus said...

I think as I've said to many of my female counter parts in the arts, we need to see more women get the mentorship they need and deserve. I'm so glad you took her on....A strong and intelligent woman teaching/mentoring/giving her time is always, ALWAYS going to be a good thing.

ryan field said...

I'll check out her blog and link to it.

Jm Diaz said...

Mentoring is always the right thing to do... I've enjoyed your blog for sometime, I'll definitely check hers out.

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog from a link on Pub Rants, and I'm so glad I did! I'll make sure I link to your blog and to your new intern's blog.


Joan Reeves said...

Good for you, Lori. One of my daughters had an internship at an ad agency where she had to clean up the owner's daughter's lapdog poop. Did she learn anything during that internship? Absolutely. Never treat interns like slaves.

I'll visit Vanessa's blog now.

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