As a student who is hoping to break into the world of publishing after graduation, my internships and any experience I can get in the publishing world are of the utmost importance. When I was invited to become an intern in the editorial department at Alabama Heritage, I was thrilled about all that I would learn. As my time at Alabama Heritage comes to a close, I can say that this internship has exceeded any and all expectations I had at the beginning of the summer. I have learned more than I ever expected, not only about the process of publishing a magazine, but about the history of Alabama as well.
I worked as an intern of the Alabama Heritage editorial department, as a rising second-year graduate student of American Studies. Primarily, my job was to catalog the use and origin of all images used in tandem with written pieces in Alabama Heritage. In doing so, I had the great opportunity to flip through each issue of the publication and discover the breadth of artifacts and events featured each quarter. In some cases, I would read portions of articles to properly record information on the accompanying image. I saw and read about everything from photos of the early Ford owners to details of new architectural structures in Alabama.
Alabama Heritage BLOG
At Alabama Heritage, we owe many of our successes and smooth operations to our fabulous student interns. We hope that with this blog--written mostly by our interns as well as history students from UAB and a few from our own editors--our readers will have an opportunity to get to know the students who bring so much to the table with their enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise!
If you're interested in our internship program, check out the details here.