Future journalists begin summer internships

Seven student journalists are working in the editorial department this summer as part of several journalism scholarship and internship programs supported by Trib Total Media.

The Trib’s editorial department interns include two recipients of the Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship, three recipients of the Scholarship for Diversity in Media and two interns who are part of the Pittsburgh Media Partnership.

Meet the interns:

Amani Clark-Bey, Recipient of Diversity in Media scholarship
Hometown: Wilkins Township
High School: Kiski Prep
University: Howard University in the fall of 2022
Hobbies: I like to workout and spend quality time with friends and family
Internship goals: “I expect to gain the experience and knowledge of being in a newsroom early so that when it's my time to be in a position, I'm ready to tackle the challenge head on. I am chasing my goals and dreams regardless of the outcome.” 

Zachary Gibson, Recipient of Diversity in Media scholarship 
Hometown: New Castle
High school: New Castle Jr. Sr. High School
University: Slippery Rock University (year 2)
Hobbies: podcasting, photography, running & hiking
Internship goals: “I hope to gain a better overall professional experience, through a wide array of opportunities to apply my skills to help me better cultivate my professional skills.”

Lilly Kubit, Pittsburgh Media Partnership intern
Hometown: Mt. Lebanon
High School: Mt. Lebanon High School
University: Chatham University- senior
Hobbies: Watching movies, making art (printmaking, jewelry making, embroidery)
Internship goals: “I hope to expand my knowledge of the inner workings of a newsroom, while also exploring more of the city and its surrounding towns.”

Haley Moreland, Recipient of Diversity in Media scholarship
Hometown: Plum Borough
High school: Oakland Catholic High School
University: Syracuse University, 1st year (class of 2026)
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, journaling, writing, and scrapbooking.
Internship goals: “I expect to have an idea of what kind of journalist I want to become. Right now, I’m trying everything out, but by the end of the summer, I hope to be both well acquainted with many kinds of journalism, and more decided on my career path.”

Quincey Reese, Recipient of Jim Borden Memorial scholarship
Hometown: Penn Township, Pennsylvania
High school: Penn-Trafford High School
University: Rising senior at Penn State, University Park
Hobbies: Aside from writing, I am an avid runner. I started running through track and field in middle school, but I became hooked on long distance when I started cross country in high school. I am currently a member of Penn State Club Cross Country, where I have had the opportunity to race anything from a mile to a half marathon.
Internship goals: “I feel so fortunate to be returning for my second summer with such an encouraging, supportive newsroom. Through the guidance of my editors and the assistance of my coworkers, I look forward to continue learning how to tell stories in a captivating, comprehensive, honest way.”
Antonio Rossetti, Pittsburgh Media Partnership intern
Hometown: McKees Rocks
High school: Montour High School
University/college and year attending: Senior at Point Park University
Hobbies: Playing sports and singing
Internship goals: Writing for a newspaper like the Trib has always been a dream of mine. I look to improve my writing skills and look to gain more experience in journalism.

Megan Swift, Recipient of Jim Borden Memorial scholarship
Hometown: Murrysville
High school: Franklin Regional
University/college: Rising senior at Penn State University Park
Hobbies: songwriting, tennis, reading, creative writing, scenic walking
Internship goals:  Getting the chance to be back at the Trib for a third summer is nothing short of amazing! I've loved all of my previous experiences and opportunities here, and I'm just as excited to make more memories and pursue even more