June 10, 2012
By John Olivo
Class of 2013
This summer, among all of the seniors graduating and celebrating their newfound adulthood, one alumnus is joining the professional ranks very early.
Senior Georgie Bridger is going to work for the Ventura County Star newspaper this summer. Georgie applied for an internship after OVS journalism teacher Fred Alvarez recommended the position to her.
“I was really excited to apply for the internship,” said Georgie. “I found out about it through the Star awards and Alvarez said I should go for it. I went in for an interview with the editor (John Moore) and two feature writers in their press room, and they asked why I was interested in the position.”
One anticipation-filled week later, Georgie was accepted into the program.
Her new job, intern at the Star, is a four-week paid internship that also grants her the freedom to choose which four weeks she wishes to work this summer. She will shadow Star reporters and write articles for the paper.
Mr. Alvarez said the internship program grew out of an effort by the Star to broaden opportunities for student journalists throughout Ventura County.
Georgie was chosen for the internship from among several qualified candidates.
“According to John Moore, the Star received multiple applicants, and Georgie received one of only two granted internships,” Mr. Alvarez said. “This is an incredible opportunity for Georgie. I think that she’s really going to get a platform on which she can shine.”