Hello, Mrs. Brill! You are currently doing your internship. How was the application phase like?
At first I thought about the media I could imagine doing an internship with. These are media that I personally like to use and therefore I was hoping for a lot of exciting experiences. I sent out many applications - most of them in the form of the classic application folder. To this day, I still don't have all the answers. Other companies asked me to send the application online again. I know, an application by folder is not really up-to-date. Nevertheless, I believe that an unsolicited application including all important documents in paper form is something special and above all will be remembered. And in the end I was successful. I am very happy about that - with this internship a dream has really come true.
You finally started your internship in October at Prime Productions GmbH, which also produces the heute-show. In which department are you working? What does your daily work routine as an intern look like?
I'm an editorial intern at the heute-show. The editorial office is responsible for proposing topics and preparing the content. So we supply the authors with the necessary background knowledge to write and present the show. We then check all information and facts in the show to make sure everything is correct in terms of content.
Which module contents from your studies have you already been able to put into practice?
Of course, I recognize some of the module content, including theoretical topics such as "Fundamentals of publishing and editing" from the first semester. In my daily work, however, practical knowledge, as learned in the modules "Print Journalism" and "Journalistic Practice", helps me most. Of course, research also plays a major role. This often takes place online. Knowledge from the subject "online journalism" is also very useful. Of course, teamwork and social skills are very important as well, i.e. interdisciplinary content. My internship focuses more on the journalistic aspect of my studies, which is why I have less contact with the field of practical corporate communications.