So, you’ll recall that one of my reservations about doing the Institute on Political Journalism program was that I really didn’t know how good of an internship I’d get in D.C. Though I leave for the program on Saturday and classes start on Monday, I still have not been told about my internship placement.
But I’ve been in touch with one of my roommates who is also in IPJ and he said he’ll be working for the International Fresh-cut Producers Association. No joke. This is not to say that I expected to be working at the Washington Post or anything ridiculous like that, but I’m hoping for something better than to work for a lobbying group.
I also don’t mean to suggest that it won’t still be a valuable learning experience no matter where I work. At this point, I’m not in a position to turn down any writing experience, especially trade or business-related work which could come in handy when looking for a job here in Chicago.
But there’s a question of alternatives. I had other choices. I just hope this wasn’t a mistake.