By Rachel Duckett
This summer, I worked as an intern at Great Lakes Now, an environmental journalism initiative through PBS and Detroit Public Television covering news around the Great Lakes.
I’m a senior at MSU, and until this internship I didn’t know that environmental journalism was an option for me. Now, I feel like I have a better sense of where I want to go with my degree and a bit more experience to help me get there.
It was really rewarding covering environmental news, I got the opportunity to talk to scientists, as well as people in my community for stories that I felt proud of.
I also got to pitch my own story ideas, like this article I wrote about lighthouses.
I got to practice everything I’d learned in my classes so far and I can’t wait to learn more in my environmental journalism courses this year.
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism underwrote Druckett’s internship.