I’ll be honest, Janie and I didn’t really know what to expect when we decided to advertise for an intern. We hoped to rangle up a few hardworking young adults, preferably with something close to adequate writing skills. But we definitely didn’t suspect we would get the quantity and quality of applications we received over the last few weeks. I have been so encouraged by each one of you; knowing that the Lord is preparing that next generation of writers to speak for Him to a culture that’s hungry for truth.
So here’s the deal. We couldn’t pick one intern. Instead, we’ve chosen four interns to rotate in over the next year. (And even that was like pulling teeth.) You should know that we didn’t pick people that were necessarily “the best” writers. So just because someone wasn’t picked doesn’t mean they aren’t good enough as a writer. Rather, we chose people based on particular things we thought they could bring to the website. Quite a lot like any other company, I guess.
Before I announce the winners, I want to say one more thing. We would really like to hang on to the rest of the applicants, too. We’ll eventually be looking for interns again, and we hope many of you will reapply. We’re also tossing around the idea of starting a young adult forum or advisory panel, in case some of you would like to be involved that way. We could toss you free YA books that come our way and call on you when we want to know what other thoughtful young people think about the stories impacting our culture today. In short, we’d love to keep in touch, and we’re going to give some more thought into how we can do that. Those of you who haven’t won, please do watch for an email along those lines soon!
And now, finally, the winners in no particular order:
- Caitlin Kullen
- Nathaniel Spear
- Bea Troxel
- Jack Mertens
We’ll be contacting the new interns very soon–hopefully by Monday or Tuesday–with info about what to expect and how we hope to get you involved. Thank you again to everyone who entered, and we really do pray that the Lord would use all of your talents in extraordinary ways for His glory.