Amanda Reiter ’14 found out about an internship at Teen Vogue almost by chance.
“It was a really fluke incident how I ended up getting the internship,” Reiter said.
She met a member of the Teen Vogue staff at a dinner party and they exchanged information.
“She was the only one under 30 so we started talking and we really hit it off,” Reiter said.
Two months before summer began, Reiter sent in her resume to Teen Vogue and got the four week internship. Reiter considers herself lucky because high school students typically are not allowed to intern for more than a few days.
Reiter’s work hours ran from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every weekday. She spent the majority of her time working in the entertainment department, where they discussed upcoming bands and movies, but also worked in the fashion closet, where they worked with garments sent in from different designers.
In addition, Reiter also did typical intern work which included picking up coffee and lunches, sending out packages, titling stories and transcribing interviews.
“They gave me a lot of responsibility which made me feel like they trusted me,” Reiter said. “It was really nice to know that.”
Although she was the only teenager, Reiter felt that everyone was very kind to her.
“[It was] not at all like the ‘Devil Wears Prada’ like you would expect,” Reiter said, laughing.
One of the highlights of Reiter’s experience was meeting fashion designer Zac Posen.
“It’s funny because before I interned at Teen Vogue I actually worked at an autism clinic for the first part of the summer,” Reiter said. “I like so many different things so I am using the summer to kind of test the waters.”