‘Commonweal Summer Interns Tell All’

Commonweal Magazine

August 14th, 2013 by 

As an intern at Commonweal Magazine through the Holy Cross Summer Internship Program, Sara Bovat ’14 had the opportunity to “learn about the ins-and-outs of magazine journalism,” her field of interest.  When writing about the focal point of her internship, however, she highlighted instead the opportunity at Commonweal to combine intellectual curiosity, spirituality, and community around a “family” meal each day.

“At one moment, we can be having a philosophical debate about an animal’s ability to love and at the next, laughing over honeymoon horror stories,” said Bovat. “Even though many of the staff members have eaten lunch together for years, I felt welcomed as if I was just as much of a member of the Commonweal family as everyone else at the table.”

“Reading manuscripts, brainstorming headlines, and proofreading galleys on cultural and political topics are all tasks that the intellectual writer in me looks forward to, but, the academic and Catholic communal atmosphere of Commonweal consistently reminds me why I ultimately do [this work] – a genuine interest in hearing others’ opinions and a chance to respond back, even if the response is a brief phrase or two on a manuscript’s report,” Bovat added.

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