Intern Spotlight (2022)

Discover what's possible when you take advantage of the resources at Amherst Media.

We are so proud to share the accomplishments of the many interns that get to work with us. Anything is possible when you use the resources Amherst Media has to offer.

Here's two past Amherst Media interns who, after graduating, picked up where they left off after anchoring for the Amherst Weekly Report.


Claire Healy

Washington Post

UMass, BA in Political Science

Interned 2020-2021

Claire Healy is a newsroom copy aide at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she was a contributor for the U.S. News & World Report, a news anchor for Amherst Media and an assistant editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. She is founder and editor in chief of the multilingual international magazine the Open (


Rebecca Duffy


University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA in Political Science

Interned 2020-2021

Rebecca has had many hobbies throughout her life, including Irish Dancing and making art, but discovered her true passions are learning about people’s lives and telling stories that inspire others.

While in college, Rebecca interned at Amherst Media, a community television station, and WGBY-TV, Springfield’s PBS affiliate. She also worked as a campus news and broadcast news editor at Amherst Wire, an online magazine publication at UMass.

Rebecca was born and raised in Chicopee, Massachusetts, but is excited to call the Tri-States home. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching true crime documentaries, and catching sunsets on the Mississippi River.



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