my first internship

For the past 48 hours, I have been racking my brain in finding a topic to write about for this week. Until around 3 am it came to me! Why don't I write an article regarding my internship? Since Summer is coming to an end, I think it's important to reflect on of my biggest successes of the summer. So, this article is to the MoCo Show, the internship that changed me for the better.

Dear the MoCo Show/my boss, Alex

In June, I sent you an email with a doubt that I would hear back and a simple dream to write for the MoCo Show blog. You responded, enthusiastic about the idea of an internship and helped ignite the fire of my passion for this beautiful county; we call home.

You asked if I had any ideas. I was so excited because I had dreamt of creating, "Humans of MoCo" for so long that I couldn't believe that I had an opportunity for it ACTUALLY to come true. I explained my idea, and you were thrilled! I was so happy that I began to think of stories right away.

About two weeks later it went live. I was introduced as the blog's new writer and became Editor in chief of UMD's Odyssey all in the same day. To this day, that has become one of my happiest memory of Summer 2018.

This internship has taught me so much that I am afraid to go overboard while writing this. But hey, I am a writer, and this is what I do. So, I'll try to be brief. (After all, we are busy people)

First off, this internship taught me to explore our beautiful, Montgomery County. I went out and interviewed people. I heard their stories and experiences, and I used a platform to tell a story. I have had the opportunity to be a part of this community and help create a glimpse of what it consisted off. I am so honored to do. I was so inspired by the project, "Humans of New York" and I believe that everyone's story is unique and beautiful and being able to use a platform and voice to share the people of Montgomery County is an incredible possibility.

Secondly, this internship increased my confidence. I had people all over social media and real life tell me what I am doing is amazing. I have to agree, it truly is amazing. My time working for the MoCo show has aroused my passion for writing and my confidence as a writer.

I am a journalist and a damn good one too.

So, Alex and the MoCo Show, thank you for believing in me. Thank you for giving me a platform to use my voice and passion. With this opportunity I know I can go someplace with more opportunities. But to me, The MoCo show will always be one of the best parts of my summer and forever my home.

Thank you,

- Ambika Narula

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

10 Etsy Father's Day Gifts Under $40 To Support Your Dad And Small Businesses

Stores may still be closed, but the internet is still wide open. So, while you're already shopping online check out Etsy for your Father's Day needs and support small creators.

As June approaches, Father's Day is coming up quickly with it. While they may not ask for much, it's always a nice gesture to give your dad something special to share your appreciation. Although, at the same time, it might be difficult to find the perfect gift either for their humor or that will be practical.

On a normal occasion, it's simple to find a gift for your father figures in stores, but for the times we're currently in our access has become very limited. Small and independent businesses need help now more than ever, so what better time than now to support them? If you're still stuck on what to give for Father's Day, look to this list for some inspiration that won't hurt your wallet too much.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Helpful, Effective Mental Health Resources Specifically For The Black Community

These organizations are qualified, caring, and acknowledging the mental trauma individuals are experiencing.

On May 25, George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. In the last week, protests have sprung up across the nation, demanding justice for Floyd and accountability for police brutality. Social media has also seen widespread conversation regarding Floyd's death, Black Lives Matter, and racism in the United States. Today is #BlackoutTuesday, where many are sharing a single black square to represent unity and support for Black voices.

In light of the heavy climate that our country is facing, it is a safe assumption that many individuals' mental health may be suffering. We wanted to highlight mental health resources and organizations that are Black-owned and prepared to assist in whatever you're going through.

Keep Reading... Show less

15 Black-Owned Haircare Brands That Cater As Much To Inclusivity As They Do To Your Locks

Championing Black entrepreneurs who make some of our hair favorites.

The haircare industry is vast. With the rise of social media came hundreds of thousands of empowered, niche brands. Single entrepreneurs came out of the woodwork with hair brands that now, years later, have dedicated cult followings.

Of those multitudes of brands, few cater to all hair types, most made without regard for curly or coily hair. These brands, however, are different.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Women Of Color Share How Racism Affects Their Dating Lives, And Everyone Needs To Listen

"My race is typically a factor in almost everything I do, and with dating, it's no different."

Racism affects the daily lives of people of color in the United States, and other parts of the world, in some capacity every day. When it comes to dating and relationships, this is unfortunately no different.

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Movies And Shows On Netflix Directed By Black Men And Women You Need To Watch Now

Take the time right now to watch these fantastic films and TV shows directed by Black men and women.


Netflix is notorious for getting us insanely addicted to watching TV and films. From documentaries, true crime, reality, and fiction, we get very sucked in.

Right now the American people are fighting for the lives of our Black brothers and sisters, so instead of watching "The Office" for the 30th time, take the time to watch these 13 films and TV shows directed by Black men and women.

Keep Reading... Show less

I love working out, it makes me feel great. It helps my mood, sleep schedule and I just feel overall healthier. Recently I wanted to focus more on my glutes than I previously had been. At the gym, I would just go to the squat bar to do my thing and call it a day. But since we have been home in quarantine I feel like squats just aren't doing it for me but even if I love doing them. Doing squats I always have felt does more for banging my thighs than it ever did for my butt. It made them so big, which I didn't mind except I felt it made my butt look pretty much the same. Straying from squats, and the fact that gyms will probably remain closed for a while, sent me on a fitness journey to see what other exercises I could do at home with no or very little equipment needed. Hopefully, these exercises will help keep your booty banging.

1. Diamond Leg Lifts

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Podcasts On Race Everyone Should Listen To In Order To Be A Better Ally

Listen and learn, because knowledge is power.

Podcasts are such an integral part of some of our everyday lives that it can be hard to recall a time at which they didn't exist. Podcasts exist on about every single topic, from dating to celebrity gossip and Harry Potter.

Now more than ever, it's likely you're reeling from the news, and (hopefully) wanting to do something about it in order to educate yourself. Podcasts are one of the best ways to get the most up-to-date information in a conversational, personal way from some of today's top educators, scholars, and theorists.

Keep Reading... Show less

Stop Pitying Me Because I'm Single, I'm Very Happy With My Relationship With Myself

I don't need your opinions on why I'm single and you're not. We are two different people.

I'm so happy for my friends when they get into relationships, but that doesn't mean they get to have control over my love life, and that is what bothers me. For the record, I've been in four relationships, one lasting for three years, so I do understand relationships.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments