William Smith student Carrie Stevens ’12 is balancing two internships this summer-one at Syracuse University Press and the other at Eagle Newspapers, also in Syracuse. Although Stevens has not yet declared her major, she says it will most likely be in writing and rhetoric.
At SU Press, Stevens works in the editing/production department as well as the marketing department. She is an editorial assistant responsible for proofreading indexes and jacket covers, drafting letters to authors, and getting manuscripts ready for their launch. When working in the marketing department, Stevens researches awards for which the SU Press can submit books as well as conferences that should be attended. She also communicates with authors regarding book publicity.
Stevens explains that she would like to gain a better understanding of the publishing world through this internship. “I’ve already learned so much about what happens before a book hits the shelves. I’ve always been interested in journalism, but I haven’t really been exposed to publishing so I am really enjoying it.”
At Eagle Papers, she describes her internship as “relatively low key.” She covers high school athletic events, most often softball games, and records the statistics. After games, Stevens interviews the players and coaches and the articles appear on a local Web site as fast as she can write them.
At HWS, Stevens is the sports editor of the Herald student newspaper, writes for the Martini alternative student newspaper, and is a member of the William Smith Herons basketball team.
“I love sports and writing, and becoming a sports journalist for a well-known publication is my ultimate goal,” she says.