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I was an intern once!

Even the most successful people start as interns. My boss did--and that was my first on-the-job experience too. I interned at other magazines, juggling two different internships and classes during my last semester of college. It's not just about fetching coffee or making copies. Interns become an integral part of the team, assisting in photo
shoots, pitching ideas, and even working on special projects. (When I was an intern at Us Weekly I spent extra time researching a big Hollywood scandal, and when that celebrity came into the office the editor remembered all my hard work and let me sit in on the interview!) The best piece of advice I can give is to treat your internship as a real job and make a good impression by showing initiative, asking lots of questions, and
understanding that no task is too small (or beneath you--even fetching coffee). If you're looking to learn more about magazine internships, check out Ed2010, a website created for current and future editors who want to know more about what's going on in the industry.

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