Sometimes you read me, sometimes you don’t… but your intern is always here, working for you!
You’ve seen interns before on TV; they’re quiet half-adults who run around, grab a coffee, clean up messes and do everything that none of the “real” employees want to do, all without complaint and behind a pair of thick-rimmed glasses.
While I do wear thick-rimmed glasses, the only coffee I grab at this internship is for myself, the only messes I clean up are the sometimes rushed articles I’ve written, and I believe that I am, without a doubt, a real employee at St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles.
I had no idea that I’d be given the opportunity to write and be published in a magazine while still in college, and that’s not just because of the way interning writers are shown on television. In today’s magazine and journalism industry, unpaid interns aren’t let near a pen or computer unless it's to edit an article which has already been picked apart by someone else. Many leave their internship with no true work experience… just another company name to list on their resume.
St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles gives me opportunities that go beyond just writing. One of my favorite experiences with the magazine was being invited to assist at a photo shoot for a renovation done in the Central West End. Not only did I do work like moving furniture for each photo, but my insights and ideas were taken into account, not to mention getting to meet the designer and homeowners!
You can find my work in every addition of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles since March of 2018. I’ve written articles such as Spotlight, Artisan of the Month and Connect, and you’ll be reading more of my writing on the blog soon!
St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles is a small publication owned and run by women who foster a safe and accelerated learning environment for interns like me. This, among many other things, is what sets us apart from other magazines. It’s more than just a magazine, it is instruction, it is an experience.