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News Internship - Skagway News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Batman, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Posting this more for the novelty aspect than anything, since it's a college internship. Some of our younger members might be interested, though.
    That they provide a room and transportation to and from Skagway is nice.

    The Skagway News Reporter Internship | The Skagway News.
     
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Props to editor Elise Giordano for that complete account of what you face in Skagway. A couple comments from a certified Alaska fanboi:

    • The paper's offer to cover transportation is a huge plus. If you have the time, take the offer to pay for a ferry ride from Bellingham, Wash. You can bring your own car to Skagway (if you have one) and have an interesting 3-day ride up the Pacific coast, with beautiful sights along the shores and interesting characters aboard the state ferry.

    • She's not exaggerating about the number of cruise ship tourists. It's insane when four huge cruise ships are docked and thousands of their passengers descend on a town of 1,000 people. On the plus side ... Skagway must import a ton of college-age workers each summer to deal with this throng, so the social opportunities would be much better than your average small town.

    • The outdoorsy opportunities are another big plus, provided you like hiking, fishing, etc. The lakes pictured on Batman's link are not too far outside of town and are a nice getaway from the tourists packed on the main drag.

    If I were a college student, I would jump all over this opportunity!
     
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