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Ed’s Intern Diaries

Welcome to a weekly series in the daily exploits of two whippersnappers as they spill secrets (and maybe some coffee) while making it in the magazine industry.

4 Things You Need to Do If You’re Interning Under 21 - This is one in a series of posts, “The Intern Diaries” from Ed’s anonymous summer intern blogger.  Congratulations! You landed the internship of your dreams before you can even have a cocktail to celebrate. While this is definitely something to be proud of, there are a few challenges that come with being an underage intern. […]
How to Make Your Internship Manager Love You - This is one in a series of posts, “The Intern Diaries” from Ed’s anonymous summer intern blogger.  As summer internships come to an end, you’re probably super busy checking off those NYC bucket list items. But this is also the perfect time to work on leave a lasting impression on your internship manager and the […]
From Ed’s Intern Diaries: What Every Intern Needs in Her Closet - This is one in a series of posts, “The Intern Diaries” from Ed’s anonymous summer intern blogger. I love to dress up. Whenever I agree to do something, the first thing I plan is my outfit. But when it came to my internship this summer, I was a little stumped. My outfits had to be professional […]
From Ed’s Intern Diaries: How to Create a Legit Resume When You Have (Almost) No Experience - This is one in a series of posts, “The Intern Diaries” from Ed’s anonymous summer intern blogger. I know what it’s like checking out job listings, finding the perfect opportunity, and deflating at the words, “Two years of experience required.” How are you supposed to get any experience if everywhere requires previous experience?! I feel […]
The Biggest Aches and Pains that Come with Intern Life—And What to Do About Them - This is one in a series of posts, “The Intern Diaries” from Ed’s anonymous summer intern blogger. Everybody knows that internships are rarely as glamorous as Instagram makes them look. Obviously, they’re exciting and educational, but oftentimes they’re grueling and thankless, to boot. I totally knew this when I moved to New York City for the summer, […]
Ed’s Intern Diaries: The Do’s and Don’ts of Faking It Till You Make It - Whether you’re interviewing at a company that seems out of reach or get an impossible assignment, intimidation is hard to avoid as a whippersnapper. But I’ve learned that with the right attitude, you can do a pretty solid job . For my summer internship, I’ve been assigned the technology beat—which I know (or knew) nothing about. Two weeks […]
Ed2010 Intern Diaries: How I Landed My First Internship Fresh Out of High School - Unlike most magazine and media interns, I snagged my first internship a few weeks after graduating high school. Yep, I’m a baby. While most of my friends are spending their summers nannying or basking by the pool, I bought a one-way ticket from Atlanta to New York City with a suitcase and a lead on […]
Ed’s Guest Blogger: If I Write About Love, Will I Ever Find It? - I was 20 years old and I had just made out with a good ‘ole country boy in his good ‘ole pick-up truck in North Carolina. It was our second date. “So you’re majoring in journalism, right?” he asked. “Are you going to work for a newspaper in Charlotte? I know you work at the […]
The Fool-Proof Ways to Stay In Touch with Editors Post-Internship - This is one of a series of posts from The Intern Diaries, a summer guest blogging project hosted by Ed. Follow our intern from her first day to her last, and learn more about this crazy exciting industry.  Click here to read more from this season’s blogger. Congrats! You made it through your summer internship. Now you can finally throw […]
7 Rules for Getting Personal with Your Editors—Without Making it Weird - This is one of a series of posts from The Intern Diaries, a summer guest blogging project hosted by Ed. Follow our intern from her first day to her last, and learn more about this crazy exciting industry.  Click here to read more from this season’s blogger. Whether you’re in the middle of your first internship or your fifth, it’s […]