Marissa Evans

Currently a senior at Marquette University with a strong passion for journalism, politics and public policy. Interested in developing reporting specializations in both business and health. Long term education goals include attending graduate school to pursue a masters degree in both journalism. Loves writing and learning about as many things as possible. While interested in the print side of journalism, is also interested in broadcast, magazine and radio. Marissa is a senior journalism major in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee. A San Diego native, she's been a student journalist since her freshman year of high school. She has interned with The Washington Post, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, UT San Diego, The Star Tribune, and is alumna of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. She completed an independent study with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. She's also a Chips Quinn Scholar alumna and a past participant in the National Association of Black Journalists Student Projects. She was a reporter in the 2012 Online News Association Student Newsroom. Her freshman year she helped found and became president of the NABJ student chapter at Marquette. In five years she wants to be a reporter for a large newspaper specializing in politics, business, health or technology reporting along with freelancing for magazines.

10 steps young journalists can take to get a great internship

It’s fall, which means it’s time for young journalists to start getting their internship applications ready. It’s best to work on your applications sooner rather than later, and to find ways to make your application stand out from all the others. Crafting a strong application takes time, but it’s worth it if it lands you an internship — and possibly a job later down the road.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when applying for internships this fall.

Start looking now. It’s October. If you haven’t looked into newsroom internships or at least started researching deadline dates and application materials you’ll need, you’re behind. There’s no reason you can’t start researching possible newsrooms where you’d like to work, even if the application deadline isn’t until early next year. Start now, so you’re not scrambling later.

Become reacquainted with your cover letter and resume. It’s the season to update both of these items. Read more


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