COMM Fall Intern of the Week

COMM Fall Intern of the Week

Lydia Antonio-Vila is a senior communication major with a concentration in journalism and a minor in global affairs. She is a Fall 2019 programs intern at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington, D.C. ICFJ is a nonprofit journalism organization that helps build the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. The company recently won several Knight International Journalism Awards, which recognizes excellent reporting that make a difference in the lives of people around the world. Lydia’s supervisor is the program manager. The diverse project assignments allow her to use her writing skills and her fluency in Spanish to deliver faster and better results. Some of Lydia’s tasks are:

•Translating short bios from English to Spanish for the International Journalists Network, a website that publishes stories that are useful for journalists
•Making local and international calls to venues and hotels in preparation for events
•Assisting the program manager and other departments with projects
•Attending interesting meetings and workshops in and out of the office

This fast-paced environment is perfect for Lydia, who plans to work in D.C. after graduating in December. She hopes to eventually land a reporting job abroad. Every ICFJ internship day is an excellent learning experience.