Malia Terrill, a senior at Salem High School, has been selected to fill the Vickery Internship at The Salem News.
The one-year paid internship includes working afternoons and some weekends at the newspaper learning basics of journalism, according to publisher Donald Dodd.
“The Vickery intern program has been great for the newspaper,” Dodd said. “Hopefully, it has also proven valuable for the interns, who get to experience journalism first-hand instead of just from a book. There is no better way to learn than through experience.”
The internship was started in honor of the Vickery family, longtime owners of the newspaper.
Terrill is the daughter of Chris and Cary Terrill. She intends to study engineering in college. At SHS, she serves as a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and the Teens Against Tobacco Team. Other interests include playing softball, reading, writing, spending time with family and friends and spending time outdoors.
Previous Vickery interns include Heather Schaller, Dina Williams, Jonathan Bertz, Drew Carmier, Lindsey Gott, Rachel Greene, Janeen Hankinson, Katie Hunt, Seth Gott, Rebecca Soard, Liz Snyder, Rachelle Hayes, Emily Moser, Tucker Conley, Alexis Crocker, Emily Brown, Carson Mowery, Cory Gamblin and Anita Conway.
Duties of the intern include typesetting, photography, writing and editing news stories, a weekly column and compiling the calendar section of the newspaper, along with some website work.