Every team in Major League Baseball has a farm system to nurture young talent. At BusinessWeek, our farm team is our internship program. Over the years dozens of eager college and grad students have summered with us to learn the craft of business journalism. A few have stayed on, bringing raw talent and a fresh perspective to our world. Distinguished former interns from the Class of 2005 include Elizabeth Woyke, a reporter for our UpFront section, and Lindsey Gerdes of our B-school team.
This summer we have our biggest group of interns ever. Fifteen are working in our New York office, dispersed throughout the magazine and BusinessWeek Online. Our London bureau has two, and our San Mateo (Calif.) and Paris bureaus host one each. Several are undergrads who will be returning to schools such as Yale, Saint Mary's College, and the University of Nebraska. Two are journalism undergrads at Northwestern, one is getting a master's in journalism at New York University, and three are recent or soon-to-be Columbia J-school grads.
In their short time here, our interns have written regularly for UpFront and Executive Life's Plus page, they've worked on our massive B-school and philanthropy projects, and they've done stories and slide shows for businessweek.com. Art intern Byron Regej, an Aussie studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York, redesigned our Feedback section. And did you see our July 10 "How failure breeds success" cover with the picture of a man and his flying machine? Credit for that art concept goes to John DeBruicker, a senior at Colby College.
As this summer's program nears its end, we'd like to thank all of our interns for a job well done.
By Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief