Leonard P. – W. Newton, MA
Salisbury School Salisbury, Connecticut
Leonard wrote for the literary journal of his school and was inspired by a well-known author of historical fiction who spoke to his class. Leonard thought it might be interesting to intern for an author during the summer.
We matched Leonard to a well-known writers group in Boston, where he helped out in the office and was able to attend seminars in their summer writing series. The Boston Phoenix described the group as “the best place to hobnob with the literati.” Leonard said,” I was exposed to workshops on fiction, poetry and screen writing. I learned about issues writers face and met some of Boston’s best writers. It was an amazing experience.
Camilla H. – Chestnut Hill, MA
Junior at the Winsor School
Camilla is the Editor of her school newspaper and spent the previous summer immersed in CITY term in New York where she enjoyed a literature course and honed her interviewing skills for writers and reporters. IC matched her to a nationally recognized program for writers in Boston. Founded by writers for writers, their goal is to help writers with all aspects of the writing life, from finding inspiration to marketing a finished work.
The program coordinator described Camilla’s experience. “Camilla was truly a fantastic intern. She had many responsibilities, including working in our library and organizing collections and writers’ resources. We were impressed by a very sophisticated brochure that she developed for our program, where she wrote an article about our teen writing program. She conducted extensive research and incorporated quotes from alumni by interviewing them on the phone. Additionally she participated in our Tenth Anniversary celebration by helping out with activities during and leading up to the event. We loved having such a wonderful young woman who was so mature and skilled beyond her years.”
Kathy MA – Acton, MA
Junior at Acton Boxborough High School
Kathy told us that she had several interests: writing, business and science. She writes for her school literary magazine and is on the regional science team, so we combined all of her interests by establishing a communications internship at a state agency for the development and promotion of Life Sciences.
Kathy interned for the Vice President of Communications. In her journal, she wrote, ” I write press releases, media advisories and emails. I’m involved in researching prospective companies and I’ve been able to sit in on conference calls as well as attend Life Science events and board meetings.