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Summer is perhaps the best time for young leaders to invest in themselves by gaining valuable work experience, namely through internships. As summer comes to a close and fall looms ahead, FFL is sitting down with a number interns to reflect on this year’s highlights and encourage more young leaders to apply for next year’s internships!
Ashley J. DiMella grew up in New England and is a Sophomore at American University seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communications. She is involved in College Republicans and on the Club Sailing Team.
How did you find out about the position, and why did you decide to apply?
I have a few friends who have interned with Fox News in the past both in their DC and NYC bureaus. I have only heard great things about the company and their experiences as a whole. Fox has been a company that I have had my eyes set on to intern for a while, and this past fall was the best time for me regarding academic course load.
What was the driving force behind choosing to work at as a Fox News Intern?
I have always been a fan of Shannon Breams specifically regarding her reporting on Supreme Court cases and her illustrious background, so when I was offered an internship with her team, I knew I had to accept.
Have you interned before? If so, where?
Yes, I was an intern on the hill this past summer for Congressman Bill Johnson.
Describe a typical day at your internship.
Since I was a part of the Fox News at Night team with Shannon Bream, our show would not start until 11 pm, so I would head into our office at 4 pm. I always would start by check emails and previewing the agenda. We would have a team meeting shortly after where our producer would go over the segments and guests that were on the schedule and discuss the over-reaching theme of the show intended for that night. I would then be assigned specific people or current events to research. As it got closer to 11 pm, I would start to help out with the different production elements and contribute to segments. When it came time for our show to air, I sometimes would sit in the studio to watch live or sit in the production room and be able to see all of the action.