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Au Revoir, Les Enterns

Go back to school with the 'Chronicle' interns

By Kate X Messer, Fri., Aug. 24, 2012

Au Revoir, Les Enterns

Whether you are returning to campus, literally, or taking a sputtering moped down memory lane, let The Austin Chronicle intern class of 2013 guide you through an academic adventure.

Ha! Just kidding. We don't really have academic calendars here at the Chronic, but we do have interns. And our interns can tell you what's great about higher education.

Sure, you could hear from an array of Chronicle "experts" (aka, old people) what study hall or chicken wing near campus will win your heart, but why not hear from the coeds themselves? Our current crop of interns interviewed each other, and we left the questions and answers to them.

This is no comprehensive roundup or "best-of" anything. These are great suggestions from the heart of the Chronicle intern program, from the real-life experiences of our sweet li'l gang who, in addition to their impressive class loads and part-time jobs, somehow manage to eke out time between studies and hot dorm hookups to come into our offices, absorb what they can from us seasoned journalist-types, and help out – all for no pay.

Our interns kick ass. I've been directing this program for the Chronicle for more than a decade and a half. And despite our often duct-taped (lack of) infrastructure, these dedicated students come from near and far to study with us. And many go on to amazing careers. We can proudly count The New York Times, Salon.com, Slate.com, Nerve.com, the Texas Book Festival, KUT, Texas Monthly, and just about every daily and weekly in the major Texas cities as destinations for our interns. You bet they make us proud.

So, of course, our current team of interns can offer some great back-to-school advice. And we also hope, dear interns, after your journey with us, one of the items that topped your lists of things to do while in school is become an intern at The Austin Chronicle.


For information about internships at The Austin Chronicle, visit austinchronicle.com/interns.

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