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Hi, I'm Dave Gustafson, a 19-year-old student from the U.S. working as an intern with the h2g2 editorial team for the next few months. My home school, the University of Missouri, belongs to
a consortium of Missouri schools that send students to study at Imperial College in London for a semester. Some students take a full schedule of courses while others, like myself, opt for a
voluntary journalism or business internship with evening classes two nights a week.

I am taking a journalism course on Mondays, and 'British Life and Culture' on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, all 95 of us pile onto the Tube or a coach for guided field trips as part of our British Life and Culture course. There are a few weekend excursions planned including Paris, Amsterdam and pony-trekking in Wales.

The study-abroad program with which I am affiliated is the Chicago-based International Enrichment, Inc. Company representatives interview students at their home universities to inquire about where they would like to work in London and assess job skills. I stated I would like to work at a company that would let me combine my love of writing with my new media interests. In December, I received a letter telling me I had been chosen to work as a sub-editor for h2g2... based on a successful interview.

I, like many of my friends, read The
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy when I was younger and loved it. Many of them were envious when I told them I would be working for a famous author. In my interview, the editorial team told me I would be doing writing, editing and some technical work much to my delight. This
looks like a fun place to work. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Dave Gustafson

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