María Elena Vizcaíno, who served as editor-in-chief of The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year, has landed a summer internship at the Dallas Morning News.
Vizcaíno, 22, will start the 12-week paid internship on June 3. She will work on the breaking news desk.
Vizcaíno currently serves as assistant editor for investigations for The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she is a senior studying journalism.
Last summer, she interned on the Orlando Sentinel’s breaking news desk. In July, she participated in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Student Project.
At The Reporter, Vizcaíno was awarded first place for in-depth reporting in 2017 by the Florida College System Press Association for a story she wrote about an Honors College student killed in a murder-suicide by her father.
“I’m grateful for my time at The Reporter,” Vizcaino said. “Without that experience, I don’t know where I’d be.”