10 Famous Interns
It’s summer, or better known as internship season to college students. Whether paid or not, internships have proven to help land jobs in any field and provide college graduates with experience they can use for the rest of their careers.
I landed my first internship at a local newspaper, and although I’m not writing for the New York Times, I can’t help but think that my summer internship was just as valuable as my college degree. To further prove my point, here’s a list of the country’s most famous former interns:
Oprah Winfrey: The famous daytime talk-show host got her start at a Nashville CBS affiliate and then got hired on as anchor in 1973.
Brooke Shields: Maybe best known for her eyebrows and as the Calvin Klein jeans girl, Shields landed an internship at the San Diego Zoo. After taking a break from her childhood acting career, she opted for a college education at Princeton University and worked for a zoo along the way.
John Krasinski: The handsome actor who you wouldn’t mind taking home to mom, plays Jim Halpert on The Office. But before playing the paper salesman prankster, he was an intern for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Spike Lee: Before directing such famous movies as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X, he got his foot in the door at Columbia Pictures as an intern.
Stella McCartney:She’s not just Paul’s daughter, but a fashion pioneer too. Before designing runway dresses , she got her start as intern for Christian La Croix, a high-end French fashion designer.
Steven Spielberg: He snatched an internship with Universal Studio’s purchasing department at the age of 17 before going on to direct Hollywood hits such as E.T. and Schindler’s List.
Sylvia Plath: The American poet and novelist got her start at Mademoiselle magazine. She later fictionalized her experiences at the magazine in her novel “The Bell Jar.”
Tom Ford:Before creating his very own lines of rather pricey clothing, accessories, cosmetics and fragrances, he worked at Chloe’s, the famous French fashion house.
Dick Cheney:Before working for the Bush Administration, the former vice president got his start in 1969 working for Wisconsin Representative, William A. Steiger.
Robert Gibbs:The current White House Press Secretary jump-started his career in 1991 as an intern for Alabama Representative, Glen Browder.
Via The Huffington Post