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TIPS: Get writing experience in student journalism or other settings
Hi Claudia! Volunteering is a fantastic idea to get writing experience! Check out local nonprofits in your area. They may need help promoting events, writing promotional materials, etc. Also, if you have some writing that you are particularly proud of, try entering it to a smaller magazine, or asking if they have any freelance work. Good luck and let me know what you think!
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Let's say you fancy being a journalist. A qualified journo would expect you to be enthusiastic, always on the look out for new ideas and doing everything you can to get writing experience. Start carrying a notebook to write down ideas for stories, read the work of writers you admire, follow relevant Twitter accounts ( is mega-useful for media jobs), then start a blog and apply for tons of work experience placements and internships.
Although she maintains a heavy load of courses and works full time, Kerr decided she also wanted to get writing experience and took on an internship with the NIEHS monthly newsletter in the fall of 2010. She followed a lead from her mentor, NCCU organic chemistry professor John Myers, Ph.D. Over the past year, Kerr has contributed an article or two each month to the Environmental Factor.What is in this for you?
-get writing experience and credits
-participate in the emergence of sex journalism as a specialty beat
-work with a creative team of sex-positive writers
-meet (and sometimes interview) edge-pushing sexual personalities
-attend interesting sexuality events
-our city editor position can include an internship program for college credit
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