Lovejoy Journalism Interns

Each year, this three-year program, made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation, will help place three students interested in journalism in summer internships with newspapers and other media outlets.

Click here for more information on the 2012 Lovejoy Journalism Summer Internships.
Interns for 2012
Christopher Kasprak '12 | internship: 2012 at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chris Kasprak, originally from West Hartford, CT, is a graduating senior majoring in Science, Technology and Society (STS). He is excited to return this summer for a second internship at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he will be working in the photo and multimedia departments. He has been the Photo Editor for The Colby Echo since the fall of his sophomore year. His experience with The Echo, as well as his internship last summer, convinced him to try more

Lindsay Putnam '12 | internship: 2012 at Women's Media Center

Lindsay Putnam, a lifelong Maine resident, has been planning a career in journalism since she joined her high school newspaper as a sophomore.  Her passion for writing eventually brought her to Colby, where she graduates this year as an English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  

Lindsay served as the Features Editor for The Colby Echo for two years following a year as the Local News Editor.  Several of more

Sarah Lyon '13 | internship: 2012 at PARADE

Sarah is a sociology major who has enjoyed writing, asking questions and learning about those around her from a young age. She served as a writer and an editor for her high school newspaper and went on to join The Colby Echo as a news staff writer as soon as she arrived on the Hill her freshman year. A rising senior, Sarah has served as the assistant news editor, SGA beat writer and news editor for The Echo. She is looking forward to being the paper's editor-in-chief for more

Interns for 2011
Allison Ehrenreich '12 | internship: 2011 at WBUR's Here and Now

Allison Ehrenreich, a native New Yorker, first became interested in writing during her sophomore year in high school during the creative writing unit of her English class. The next year, she joined her school newspaper as a writer and an editor--her first introduction to the world of journalism--and since then has not turned back.

A junior at Colby College, Allie is currently spending the spring semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain. At Colby she is pursuing a major in more

Dashiell Wasserman '12 | internship: 2011 at Marketplace/American Public Media

A junior English & Creative Writing Major from New Orleans, Dash is interested in pursuing a career in either audio or print journalism. After Colby, he plans to attend the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME before applying to journalism schools across the country. His journalistic interests include cultural and documentary studies, globalization, and personal narratives. Currently, he is interested in working in public radio. more
Qainat Khan '11 | internship: 2011 at Maine Magazine

Qainat Khan is a senior at Colby, studying Music and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has worked as the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Colby Echo for the past two years. Her experience at the Echo and her interest in cultural studies has made journalism a fascinating area of work and study. She hopes to pursue journalism as a career after graduating from Colby.

Qainat is returning from her Jan Plan abroad in India, where she and a group of Colby more

Interns for 2010
Courtney Yeager '12 | internship: 2010 at Woman's World

Courtney’s passion for writing was sparked by her second grade teacher, who allotted Courtney class time to write her very first novel about a class trip to Disney World.  Since then, the injustices of the world around her have instigated her interest in journalism.  Courtney harbors a particular interest in international affairs.

Courtney has been working at the Colby Echo since arriving on the Hill, first as a member of news staff and then as the Assistant Features Editor more

Jenny Chen '12 | internship: 2010 at Reader's Digest

Jenny is a sophomore at Colby and has been writing stories ever since she could hold a pencil. Stashed away in the abyss of her closet are paper bags full of stories about boarding school girls, orphans sent to battle mythological creatures, and bratty younger brothers.

As a high school senior she started a nonprofit children's magazine that uses comics to teach kids about social issues and now circulates all across Maryland. The magazine has been recognized with awards and grants more

Nick Cunkelman '11 | internship: 2010 at The Boston Globe Magazine

Born and raised outside of Boston, Nick came to Colby with aspirations of being a biology major—until he took his first philosophy class. Now, the junior fills his days by running the Messalonskee Stream trails, surfing with the Surf Club, skiing at Sugarloaf, and reading to his heart’s desire. His love of journalism began as the sports editor of The Colby Echo—for which he now produces video—and has since taken him to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as well as his very own hometown more

Interns for 2009
Anna Kelemen '10 | internship: 2009 at Cape Cod Times
Anna Kelemen is currently a junior at Colby studying English and Psychology. She came to the Hill from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she attended Greenhills School. Greenhills is a small school that, much like Colby, placed a great deal of emphasis on community.

In addition to working for the Echo, Anna studies violin and plays with the Colby Symphony Orchestra. "Both playing and listening to music have always been important parts of my life.  Literature, in many forms and from many eras, has more

Ellen London '09 | internship: 2009 at Down East Magazine
Ellen first discovered her passion for journalism when she met Harriet at the age of eight—that is, Harriet of Louise Fitzhugh’s childhood classic, Harriet the Spy. Ellen’s exasperated mother took her to the local bookstore to feed her insatiable reading habit, as she had already blown through the books on her summer reading list—and her brother’s—and needed something new to hold her attention. Ellen finished the book in one sitting and then announced that she and her mother would have more
My Tien Huynh '11 | internship: 2009 at Lewiston Sun Journal
My Tien (prounounced "Me Thi-en") was born in a small village in Viet Nam and raised half a world away in Portland, Maine. She has an unrivaled love of the arts from music to literature to fashion. My Tien enjoys spending time with friends, sketching, reading, and writing stories. She has always loved writing and is currently the assistant opinions editor for the Colby Echo. She stays active on campus as a mentor for Colby Cares About Kids and as a member of Campus Conversations On more