Student Information

Student Name

Monica Joo




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Twist Magazine/ Bauer Publishing

Mentor(s):Ellen Collis

Topic of Internship

Teen Magazine/Publishing

Background Information

Twist magazine is one of the many magazines published in Bauer Publishing. Twist magazine has an audience of girls ages nine to fourteen and is a celebrity based tabloid. We feature fashion, beauty and entertainment. Some of our feature stories include “How Embarrassing!” and “True Confessions” and others. We also have a freebie section where our readers send in postcards or text messages for a chance to win one of our gifts.

Summary of Internship

Interning at Twist magazine was probably one of the best experiences in my life. Because I’ve been a life long fan of magazines, being part of and learning how it all comes together was really an amazing experience. Being the only Thursday intern, I had many tasks to do from the very boring tasks like mailing out magazines or filing to very exciting tasks like interviewing a celebrity or helping Ellen pick out clothes or accessories for the fashion section. I’ve also gained a writing experience through Twist magazine. Writing a review for a movie or a cd or blogging on our myspace was difficult in the beginning because of the audience. But the more I wrote, I learned to target the audience and become more personable. When I first started my internship I didn’t have a career choice, but now I feel like working for a magazine is definitely an option.

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