For the past month, I've been interning at Santa Cruz Weekly, one of Santa Cruz's two alt-weeklies and the only one in full color. When I first showed up as an editorial intern, I thought my editor would just have me proofreading, moving things around on the computer, and running errands.
I spend two afternoons a week in the downtown office. I even have my own desk and computer. Not only do I move things around on the computer and manage part of the website, but I actually get to write. I do two little music "blurbs" about upcoming shows every week and have written a couple of short articles, including this one about roller skating.
I'm really happy to see behind the scenes of local media. The insight will come in handy when I find myself no longer a student and all-too-probably trying to get by as a freelance writer.