When I started at ATM, I had no idea what to expect. Obtaining my internship was a challenge in itself, but I quickly realized that was the easy part. It’s true, we interns are usually stressed, but who isn’t?
Intern usually means that you have a variety of duties. Officially, I’m the marketing intern, but I have many tasks that I tend to—as does everyone else who works here—which makes the job interesting. Not only does everyone work on their individual tasks, but they also help out with all events and functions hosted by the magazine. (They’re fun, so no one minds.)
Working here has been such a learning experience for me. I have learned new programs, web editing, editorial techniques, and—most importantly—time management. There are moments when it seems the work will never end and everyone is working feverishly to meet deadlines. And then there are those fun, relaxing occurrences when we all meet after work to carve pumpkins for interoffice competitions. So much fun!
This opportunity that we have been given as interns has been amazing. There are challenges that we face everyday due to inexperience, but we’re still learning, and that is exactly what an internship is for. Since working at for magazine, I’ve been exposed to real world experience and have developed skills that I can later take with me. Being an ATM intern is a lot of work, but I can guarantee, it’s the best place in town to be an intern.
Sara Bachis is Albuquerque The Magazine’s marketing intern. Blake Walker, ATM’s graphic design intern, crafted the nifty photo above.