Perks of being a Rappler intern
This is part of a series of blogs by interns who completed their summer internships with Rappler. Move features them as a record of their journey in journalism and a fitting end to their internship experience.
MANILA, Philippines - If there were a theme song to my Rappler internship it would be Edwin McCain’s I Could Not Ask For More.
I mean, really, what could have I asked more for? There were no coffee runs, photocopying or scanning duties, arranging or sorting piles of files or carrying heavy equipment for the boss.
It’s either that I’m lucky with this internship or I’ve just been watching The Devil Wears Prada too much.
I would conclude my experience to be the former because I have not felt happier to discover my lapses and strengths as a journalist.
There have been plenty of writing and researching glitches on my part but I’m proud to have taken the criticism (which is not at all harsh) constructively.
All the lessons aside, there were plenty (and I mean plenty) of fun moments too. The Rappler bosses were approachable and the co-interns were a family.
Seriously, could you ask for more?
P.S. Always bring a sweater because the office is freezing and the heat of the headlines certainly did little help. - Rappler.com
Joulo Visabella is a student of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. He did his internship with Rappler this summer.