Is it bad to do the same internship twice?
Q: I've been interning at a newspaper for the past semester and was invited to come back next semester. Would it be a bad idea to do the same internship twice or should I intern at a different place next semester? -- F.S.
A: I can understand wanting to intern at a different place to get a new experience, diversify your portfolio and add a new line to your resume. However, it's not necessarily a bad idea to do the same internship twice. First, experience is experience. Second, since you're already familiar with the publication and they're familiar with you, you'll probably get more significant responsibilities and better assignments, which, in turn, will lead to better clips. If you go to a new place, you'll spend the first couple weeks just learning where the bathroom is and how to use the computers. So, in short, I don't think you can go wrong either way.. –Mark Grabowski