Interns, or unpaid lackeys, as they're lovingly called in the office, are often thought to be abused, errand-running, coffee-making inferiors to the higher-ups.
Not at the Independent.
Sure, A&E editor Pete Freedman called me "Intern" more often than "Amanda," and culture editor Matthew Schniper thought I'd enjoy visiting the Health Department with him. Multiple times. On a few occasions, we got stuck writing listings. (Anything for you, Jill!)
But we also gave input at meetings and pitched story ideas. We received writing assignments for the news, A&E and culture sections, and the edit staff encouraged us to inject personality into our writing. All that without making one pot of coffee. Cha-ching!
Anyway, enjoy our group effort, a primer to college life here in Colorado Springs.