Lisa-Nicole Mitchell: My paid internship at the Scottish News of the World

IT has been nearly three years since I began my first paid internship at a national paper. I was brimming with excitement and I didn’t know what to expect; in hindsight, I was probably terrified because I was almost two hours early.

The crime reporter, Graham McKendry, gave me the opportunity of the placement following a chance meeting at a family barbecue. I jumped at it and carried his business card around with me for weeks, brandishing it to anyone and everyone.

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