Summer interns sprout, grow, blossom

Saskatoon StarPhoenix arts columnist Cam Fuller reflects on his many years working with summer interns. An intern himself in the 1970s he waxes poetic about how some things have changed and some have stayed the same. “The injection of youth, as we like to say in the never-clichéd world of journalism, is a two-edged sword,” Fuller writes. “It’s great having keen young people around. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Exhausting, even. On the other hand, these kids are so eager to please they make us veteran journalists — the ones shuffling about in bathrobes and bedroom slippers — look bad. That’s always the risk when you’re paired with people who will work twice as hard for half the money.”