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Erin's Intern Experience

Describe your internship placement:
So far this semester, I have been working with the Office of Youth/Young Adult Ministry and The Witness, the official newspaper of the archdiocese. The Office of Youth/Young Adult Ministry has been exploring the possibility of an archdiocesan trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and I have been helping in that process. I have also been practicing laying out stories for The Witness, and I plan on writing a few pieces for the paper before the semester ends.

Describe the most satisfying part of your experience:
Seeing my first piece of writing in The Witness was very satisfying. My writing has never had an audience beyond my professors and peers, so I’m excited that I am writing for a bigger audience.

How will the skills and experiences you have gained through this placement fit with your career goals?
I’m still not sure what I want to do with my degree when I graduate, but this experience has given me a taste of the different kinds of ministry opportunities that exist. I would love to make writing part of my career, whether full-time or just on the side, so being able to write for The Witness has been great exposure to the world of writing.

In what ways has this placement built upon your classroom experiences?
Writing for The Witness has challenged me to remember all that I’ve forgotten about journalism writing since my freshman year communications classes! Seeing how the different offices at the archdiocese carry out the mission of the Church has also been interesting and valuable. 

Erin Daly

Erin Daly

MAJOR: Religious Studies

PLACE OF INTERNSHIP: Pastoral Center, Archdiocese of Dubuque

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS INTERNSHIP? Absolutely! It’s a great opportunity to explore the possibilities that exist within your own major and career path, and it looks great on the ol’ resume.

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