So, IPJ finally told us about our internship assignments today. I will be working at Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services, a leading wire service that provides content to more than 365 newspapers aorund the country.
I’m not sure yet what I’ll be doing there, exactly, but all in all it sounds like a sweet gig. It’s certainly no Hog Farmer Quarterly.
By the way, the roommate whose internship with the International Fresh-cut Producers Association freaked me out actually got precisely the assignment he wanted. His major is something called agricultural marketing communications, and this gig is right up his alley. So good for him — and for me.
The folks I’ve met so far are very friendly, and my roommates are amiable fellows as well. Though, presumably, one should wait more than two days before judging the matter, as surely some bitterness of one kind or another will bubble up sooner or later.
They weren’t kidding about the humidity here. Luckily, I had the opportunity to appreciate the midday sun for more than an hour, as I waited in an unshaded, outdoor line to get my Georgetown University ID card, which inevitably has a stupid name. It’s called the GoCard. Whatever.
There are labs here open 24 hours a day, so that should give me plenty of time to blog, once I figure out how to log on to the system using the new password I was just given. Until then.