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New Mexico State senior accepts Dow Jones internship at The Boston Globe

New Mexico State University senior Lucas Peerman has accepted an offer from the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund (DJNF) for an internship at The Boston Globe for summer 2002.



Round Up editor in chief, Lucas Peerman, has accepted a Dow Jones internship at The Boston Globe. (NMSU photo)

After Peerman completes a two-week residency program at the Center for Editing Excellence at the University of Nebraska, he will be a copy editor on the sports desk at The Globe. This residency program is designed to help students improve their editing skills before starting their internships.

Peerman, son of Steve and Kathy Peerman of Las Cruces, graduated from Onate High School in 1998 and is majoring in journalism. He is the editor in chief at New Mexico State's student newspaper, The Round Up. He has also worked as design editor, managing editor, sports editor, news editor and news reporter at The Round Up.

Peerman has had internships at The Santa Fe New Mexican, the Carlsbad Current-Argus and the Las Cruces Sun-News. He was a member of Teen People magazine's inaugural News Team during the 1998-1999 school year.

Hundreds of college students nationwide apply for the DJNF program and fewer than 100 are chosen for the internship. The DJNF was founded in 1958 by editors of The Wall Street Journal. It is a nonprofit organization that provides internships and scholarships to college students, fellowships for high school journalism teachers and publications advisers, and training for college journalism instructors.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/peerman_lucas.jpg.
CUTLINE: Round Up editor in chief, Lucas Peerman, has accepted a Dow Jones internship at The Boston Globe. (NMSU photo)

Sarah Wheeler
March 14, 2002