Two Ways to Build Experience
The Northside Chronicle has two internship areas for students, or enthusiasts, to contribute works to the newspaper for college credit and/or publishing experience. Traditional journalism internships and photojournalism internships are available. To find out more about each, please follow the links below.
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Current and Past Interns
Mary Lynch is a past NSC intern. Check out some of her work here.
Lucia Shen is a past NSC intern. She studies English with an additional major in international relations and politics at Carnegie Mellon University and writes for The Tartan, CMU’s student newspaper. In terms of news, she enjoys writing profiles and investigative stories, but also loves to craft short stories and comedy sketches. She’s involved with theatre and a little bit of solar boat racing. After college, she hopes to pursue a career in journalism.
Sonu Babu is a past NSC intern. She studies communication with a concentration in journalism at Robert Morris University. She is interested in local news and profile stories. In her free time, Sonu enjoys writing fiction, reading, and spending time with her dog. After college, she would like to continue to pursue a career in the journalism field. Find her work here.
Destiny Dixon is a past NSC intern. She is a rising senior at Robert Morris University (RMU) majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in journalism. Destiny is currently president of her university’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Club and a member and mentor with RMU’s Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program (WLMP). Along with writing, her passions include music, art, and food. She has a background in culinary arts and earned her American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certification along with her high school diploma in 2018 while attending a local trade school. Destiny hopes to pursue a future career in business communication consultation and branding and reputation management.
Briana Canady is a past NSC intern. She is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying English writing with minors in chemistry and Spanish. Journalism allows her to pursue her passion for writing, meeting new people, and amplifying the voices of those who feel voiceless. She is especially interested in writing about current events and profile stories. Besides writing, her favorite activities include reading, traveling, running, and yoga.
Anthony Wiles is a past NSC intern. A junior at Sewickley Academy, he is the co-editor-in-chief of the school’s news publication, The 7th Pillar, as well as the president, co-president, and senior council member of the History Club, Model United Nations, and Student Diversity Leadership Club, respectively. In addition to this, Anthony is one of five National Student Poets and represents the Northeastern U.S. He loves to read, write, cook, listen to music, travel, and engage in genealogy research in his spare time. Anthony hopes to pursue a career as an educator and historian in addition to continuing with his writing endeavors.
Jason Phox is a past NSC intern. He studies integrated journalism at Clarion University (CU) and is the news director at The Clarion Call, CU’s student newspaper. He is interested in local news writing and feature profile stories. On the side, he enjoys investigative journalism and runs a website to publish his own work. He hopes to gain enough career experience to work in journalism in the Pittsburgh area.
Matthew Benusa is a past NSC intern. He studies film and literature at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and is the editor-in-chief of The Tartan, CMU’s student newspaper. Previously, he was the sports editor and predominantly wrote for the sports section. He is interested in cultural writing about food and sports and also writes fiction. On the side, he spends a lot of time in the woods, and some day, he’d like to hike through the national parks in the western U.S. Maybe one day he’ll live in a log cabin away from the world.
Frederick A. Hasney IV is a past NSC intern. He is a senior at Duquesne University, where he studies digital media arts and film studies. He has a passion for photojournalism and international news, which are two areas he hopes to pursue professionally. He enjoys participating in community outreach and providing a voice for those who struggle to be heard. In his free time, Frederick can be found watching a movie he has never seen before or playing the latest games on his PC.
Mario Cosentino is a past NSC intern and a junior journalism major with a marketing minor at Messiah College. Predominantly a sports writer for The Swinging Bridge magazine, he also reports for the college’s student-run television station. He is interested in multimedia journalism and telling stories on many different platforms such as print, online, TV, and radio. When he’s not writing, he can be found running or hiking with friends.
Katia Faroun is a past NSC intern and a rising senior at Duquesne University, where she studies multiplatform journalism and Spanish. She has worked as an editor for The Duquesne Duke since her sophomore year and hopes to become a world-traveling photojournalist in the future. In her spare time, Katia enjoys reading, digital and film photography, taking care of her plants, and exploring the outdoors.
Emery Malachowski is a past NSC intern. They are originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, went to Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, and were the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper The Juniatian and the literary magazine The Kvasir. They studied Literature of Power Dynamics in college, and are dedicated to the role of journalism in local communities. They love creative writing, poetry, and Gambian attaya tea.
Jazmine Ramsey is a past NSC intern. She recently graduated from Point Park University with an MFA degree. She also has a B.A. in mass media and creative writing from Carlow University. She is excited to write about art and community events for The Northside Chronicle and hopes to pursue a career in journalism. Journalism allows her to pursue her passion for writing, engaging with people, and learning new things about others. Her hobbies include reading a good book, theater, music, and cardio.
Janine Faust is a past NSC intern and a senior studying English writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the current editor-in-chief at the student newspaper, The Pitt News, and enjoys engaging with individuals and organizations making an impact at the community level. Along with her avid interest in community-based journalism, she enjoys reading historical fiction and biking.
Hallie Lauer is a past NSC intern and a senior journalism and political science dual major at Duquesne University. She hopes to pursue a career in either investigative reporting or election coverage after her graduation in May 2020. Her love of journalism comes from a long love affair with reading books, storytelling and meeting new people. When she’s not writing, she also enjoys watching the cooking channel, traveling and drinking coffee.
Haley McMonagle is a past NSC intern. Check out some of her work here.
Amanda Andrews is a past NSC intern and a rising sophomore studying Journalism at Point Park University. She writes for the Point Park student newspaper The Globe and is very excited to write about local politics, community members and events in the Northside this summer. Besides having a passionate interest in journalism and media, Amanda loves taking care of her two dogs at home and binge-watching shows on Netflix.
Zach Armstrong is a past NSC intern. He’s a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Political Science. To quote Hunter S. Thompson, he is pursuing a career in journalism because it “…uses the English language as both a musical instrument and a political weapon.” His hobbies include reading nonfiction books and playing guitar.
Amy George is a past NSC intern. She’s a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in English Literature and minoring in American History. On the side, she studies Arabic and dabbles in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Journalism is an area that allows her to simultaneously pursue her passions for writing, self-expression, and learning about others and their stories. She’s an avid people-watcher who loves yoga, music, art, reading, and spending time (reading) outdoors.
Alexander Oh is a past NSC intern and a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Professional Writing and minoring in International Relations and Politics. He’s spent three years in Pittsburgh, has fallen in love with the city, and wishes to explore it further through his time at The Northside Chronicle. In addition to his interests in political and investigative journalism, Alexander likes to DJ and attend concerts around Pittsburgh.
Sophia Mastroianni is a past NSC intern and recent anthropology graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a certificate in African Studies. Sophia likes reporting on local events because it enables her to engage with the residents of the Northside. She also enjoys investigative reporting. When she’s not at The Chronicle, she enjoys painting and taking her dog on walks throughout the city.
Chloe Burkart is a past NSC intern and a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in English Literature and Nonfiction Writing. We asked Chloe to summarize her time at the Chronicle: “My comfort zone is creative nonfiction. At first I hesitated about how this would translate to a journalistic publication like The Northside Chronicle, but the managing editor helped me integrate my creativity into news writing. My summer with the Chronicle taught me how to dig for compelling narratives in any story. I will keep the knowledge and experience I gained as I navigate the next steps in my career.”
Sarah Gross is a past NSC intern and a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Nonfiction Writing. While Sarah is interested in covering stories about art, culture and education, her favorite piece she wrote at the Chronicle was a profile of Sue Kerr, creator and primary blogger for the website PGH Lesbian Correspondents.
Victoria Stevans is a past NSC intern and a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in English Literature and Fiction Writing and minoring in Film Studies. While at The Northside Chronicle, she likes to learn more about NS neighborhoods and listen to people’s stories. When she’s not at work she likes to run, eat popcorn, and make collages. In 2018, she won the Golden Quill Award for the best General Feature in a Non Daily Newspaper: Read it here.
Bridget Fertal is a past NSC intern and a junior English and creative writing major with a marketing minor at Saint Vincent College. In addition to her interests in photography and journalism, she is an emerging poet and a blackbelt in karate. After college, she aspires to become an editor for a publishing house or news publication while continuing to pursue photography and poetry on the side.
Nick Eustis is a past NSC intern and a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in English Writing and Music. While he is interested in all things Pittsburgh, he particularly enjoys covering Pittsburgh’s museums, local art, and city politics. In his spare time, Nick enjoys playing the piano and obsessively following the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race on Instagram.
Anthony Amato, Photojournalist Intern of Summer 2016, from Penn State University.
We asked Anthony what he felt was most beneficial by interning with The Northside Chronicle: “I believe that I benefited most by having real newsroom experience and seeing what it’s like to work as a staff photographer.” Mr. Amato will be interning with China Daily in Beijing for Summer 2017.