Why Georgetown Students — and Every Undergrad — Should Write For PolicyMic

Rolling out of bed at 9 in the morning, my schedule this summer consisted of prepping my cup of coffee, firing up my computer, and hitting up the news website that has made a huge splash in the world of millennial news, PolicyMic. Working as a for-credit intern at PolicyMic is a transformative experience that I never knew I could get from a journalism institute, especially one where I worked from home.

Through the Journalism Internship program with PolicyMic I experienced a whole new way of thinking about journalism and the art of communicating with others. It was a transformative experience that gave me the skills to improve my writing, research, and to learn the fundamentals to creating a well-done piece, whether breaking news or editorial. My writing skills absolutely improved through the program, and I gained insight on the kind of language that truly conveys reasoning and emotion in a way that captures an audience's attention. The experience was extremely helpful, and thanks to my newfound journalism training and skills I have been able to secure an opinion column in Georgetown University's school newspaper, The Hoya. Classmates, college students, and the world's students-at-large should consider a for-credit internship with PolicyMic in order to expand their vision and understanding of the world of journalism in a way that no other news service can provide while also receiving college credit for their journalistic efforts.

At first, I was not sure how helpful or rewarding writing from home would be. I knew it would be more comfortable than travelling somewhere and guzzling away cash on gasoline or bus passes, but I never expected the experience to allow me to really diversify my expertise on a variety of issues or to really provide me with a huge cache of research skills.

But in fact, PolicyMic and Breaking News editor Michael Luciano, made the experience surmount my expectations beyond what I had anticipated. I learned so much, I gained so many skills, and I came to understand how important seizing the online news market for millennials really is. PolicyMic creates a system where writers develop the skills to write pieces that are concise, to the point, and that distill news and opinions in a way that offers readers an informative and compelling experience. Working with PolicyMic this summer really exposed me to the power of words, and how they can inspire change, and make a real impact on the world we live in. Take some time and apply to write for PolicyMic! The experience is so worth it!

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James Gadea

James Gadea is from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a student at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and he is really interested in the relationship between Eastern Europe and the Middle East. James loves history, the smell of Barnes & Noble, and when movie characters say the title of the film that they are in.

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