The Mountain Democrat seems to be a favorite place for interns looking for real life work experience.
The most recent being Helen Krone, a 23-year-old from Germany who begins her third of three weeks of being at the newspaper today.
A business administration major at the University of Bonn-Rhine-Sieg, Krone is staying with a local family while working here. She said she is using her internship to improve her English writing and speaking skills as well as social skills.
“I enjoy the work atmosphere at the paper,” she said. “You have all these deadlines but everything is planned out very well. I thought the atmosphere would be more stressful.”
The intern said she had previously spent time in the United States when she attended high school in Minnesota for a year. “I did it because I wanted to be an American teenager for a year.”
Krone’s duties at the paper include interviewing people and writing articles. “It’s good for me to call people and do research,” she said. “It helps me to get over being nervous talking to strangers on the phone.”
When not at the newspaper, Krone said she has had a chance to take in some of the local sights and to meet people her own age. Her host family, the De Boer’s, have taken her on trips to Virginia City and Tahoe and to the state fair.
Once she finishes her internship, Krone plans to travel to Oklahoma to visit a friend, to Minnesota to visit her former host family, then on to New York and finally back home.
Readers can catch her stories by watching for her byline on articles.
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