Internship Interview: Cat Modlin-Jackson

Cat Modlin-Jackson,

Headshot of Cat Modlin-Jackson smiling into the camera


As an intern at the digital media publication Refinery29, I put academic research skills to use by assisting in content development for the podcast Strong Opinions Loosely Held. My primary responsibility was finding scholarship relevant to episode topics and condensing that information into plain-language reports that the podcast production team could use to write scripts. On occasion I also helped create videos for the Refinery29 Facebook page and website. Not only did the internship give me an opportunity to apply academia in the non-academic world, it gave me insight into what it takes to get a job in digital media. Moreover, by the end of the internship I came away with a better sense of how to create content that appeals to a wide audience. Now I draw on the experience I gained from the Refinery29 internship in my work as a digital journalist.