Butler journalism students Tara McElmurry and Sara Pruzin have accepted Eugene S. Pulliam Internships with Indiana newspapers. McElmurry, a sophomore journalism major from Dyer, Ind., will work for The Truth in Elkhart this summer. A junior from Greenville, Ind., Pruzin will intern with The News and Tribune in Jeffersonville. She is majoring in journalism and political science.

The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation named a total of 10 Pulliam interns for this summer, selected from 33 candidates representing 14 colleges and universities.

Interns will receive a $3300 stipend for their 10 weeks of service in what is considered a 40-hour-per-week, full-time position.

Pruzin interned at Louisville Magazine in the summer 2010. “I worked alongside the editorial staff and updated their dining listings, wrote blurbs and had a few short stories published,” she said.

Last fall, she was a communication intern in the office of then-U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, through Butler’s Washington Learning Program

Pruzin said her ideal career “would include covering politics in Washington, D.C., or writing for a daily newspaper somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.”

McElmurry is completing an internship at Indianapolis Monthly magazine this semester. “My main responsibility is fact checking, but I have done and will do some more writing as opportunities come up,” she said.

She has been accepted to the Washington Learning program for fall 2011; her internship plans there are undecided.

She is a news editor for Butler’s student newspaper, The Collegian;Pruzin is an assistant news editor for The Collegian.

Media contact: Mary Ellen Stephenson(317) 940-6944mestephe@butler.edu

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