With a mass of deadlines ahead of me, it has been suggested that I pass down the Editorial Assistant Internship baton. While this makes sense, I can’t help but feel a pang of sadness about leaving the ISR. For two years, I’ve been working with Nina to become the best interns the journal has ever seen, and I’d say we’ve done a pretty good job.
We’ve cleaned out a cupboard and moved to a new building. We cleaned up the database and sorted out inaccurate entries. We emailed publishers and adjusted layouts. We’ve mastered a new style guide and actually, learnt a little bit about Irish history. As a first foray into the academic publishing industry, I would say I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. My ‘boss’, the assistant editor, has found jobs for us both to do, and ensured that each hour of work experience has been valuable.
Working at ISR has opened my eyes to a new area of publishing to consider working in, and I really hope I can find something in this area post-university. After interviewing graduates for this website, it seems like an exciting and evolving area to delve into.