Providence Catholic School seniors Linda McNulty and Raven Perez recently began an internship at ChicaGirl Magazine. Gaining hands-on experience in the publishing field is part of their Internship class assignment, and is made possible in collaboration with ChicaGirl’s publisher Toni Lee Jimenez. ChicaGirl is a magazine for girls and young women, chocked full of fashion, beauty and health articles. Always featuring “real girls” on their cover, the bimonthly magazine is sold in stores across San Antonio.
Curriculum for the Providence Internship class is based on customized learning opportunities for students to experience and explore careers, and gain hands-on skills in the field of their choice. In addition, they are required to complete a Capstone project presented to a professional panel at the end of the semester. All Internship students participate in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NABOW) Entrepreneurial Spirit Training and Scholarship Program. Providence boasts the only Internship class in San Antonio Catholic schools.
The first magazine issue to which the interns contributed was a “Special Edition” featuring Quinceanera traditions and other celebrations—like weddings. “ChicaGirl Magazine is currently undergoing some fresh changes—new logo, new layouts—and it’s very exciting to be a part of that,” said McNulty. “It’s also great to have the opportunity to be published, and with such freedom in my writing.”
Perez is working on the graphics team, and seeing the production side of the magazine. “It’s interesting to learn the technical aspects of production and the how the pages are put together,” Perez, said. “I am getting practical experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, which are industry standards.”
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About Providence Catholic School: Providence, a college preparatory school for girls grades 6-12, provides a program of academic excellence grounded in faith and trust in a Provident God. Providence prepares young women of diverse backgrounds for the world of tomorrow and encourages them to develop intellectual curiosity, deepen their faith, practice integrity, and seek justice. Established in 1951, Providence is sponsored by the Congregation of Divine Providence.