October 2017 Intern of the Month
CHRISTIAN JACKSON - COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Christian Jackson majored in Communication Studies. He began an internship in April 2017 as a sports writer with the Township Observer, a fairly new tabloid-style community newspaper. Christian is in a unique position because he decided to continue his internship with the publication even though he graduated from NCC in May 2017. Christian is determined to complete the required 150 hours in order to receive a Certificate of Completion from the Internship Office.
Christian's primary duty is to attend sports games at local schools in and around the Lehigh Valley. He is required to utilize his journalism skills and experiences to write about the games for publication in the Township Observer. Although covering sports is his passion, Christian has also written stories for the Township Observer pertaining to amazing and inspiring people and places around Bethlehem. His articles have been exposed to thousands of people throughout Lehigh Valley. In addition to the internship, Christian holds down a full-time position with Lowe's Home Improvement Store.
Christian is supervised and mentored by Pat Breslin, Publisher of the Township Observer. At their initial meeting in April, Pat was certain that Christian was the right student for the position. Christian adds, "I have learned several lessons pertaining to my writing style and conduct during this internship. Covering and reporting on what I love is something for which I am forever grateful and is an experience I never thought I would get the opportunity to do!"
Thank you Pat Breslin for giving this NCC graduate the opportunity to hone in on his journalism skills. Congratulations to Christian for his determination to continue his internship. This is only the beginning. Great things will surely follow!