Internship Spotlight: Michaela Hebbeler, NeW at The Catholic University of America

Michaela at the Fox News office.

This summer, NeW is proud to highlight the great internship opportunities NeW women are experiencing in the workplace. Michaela Hebbeler, Treasurer for NeW at The Catholic University of America, is the lead college associate on Your World with Neil Cavuto at Fox News this summer in New York City. Michaela is majoring in Politics with a Media Studies minor. Learn more about her summer internship:

Why did you apply for this internship?
I applied for this internship after interning on Capitol Hill with Fox News in the Spring and having an incredible experience. I loved working on the news gathering side of media but wanted to try something new and gain experience in news show production. 

What does your day look like in your internship?
Your World is on at 4pm every day. Our entire day is spent preparing for the live broadcast. My day mostly consists of doing research, video editing, and working with our guests. As an intern, my goal is to assist the production team in any way possible. There is never a dull moment in the news industry! 

What has been your favorite part of the internship so far?
This internship has been amazing, it is difficult to pick just one element as my favorite. Getting hands-on experience in every aspect of a program, from concept to production, has been priceless. The people, both staff and guests, has exposed me to more than I could have imagined. This experience has solidified my desire to follow my career dreams. 

How has your experience with NeW prepared you for this role? 
NeW has been an important aspect of my college career. As women, we must support one another and build each other up. In today’s society, people disparage those that are not of similar political affiliation. I feel confident and secure in my opinions and found tremendous support within the NeW community. NeW is not about being like-minded it’s about being open-minded and respectful of differing ideas and opinions.  Having the NeW community is empowering as an intern working in the political arena.



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