Jesus Mesa holding a newspaper near a window of an office with exposed brick

Photo by Tracey Friedman

For Jesus Mesa (GSAS '24), a grad student in journalism’s Studio 20: Digital First program, an internship at the Financial Times represents a significant milestone: his first professional gig writing in English.

Jesus Mesa at a desk standing in front of a large F and T in an exposed brick office

Photo by Tracey Friedman

Bringing his years of experience writing articles and developing newsletters for Colombian Spanish-language publications such as Revista Cambio, Revista Semana, Diario La República and El Espectador, he has spent this summer writing and editing stories for FT subsidiary Money-Media’s Health Payer Specialist, a data-driven online publication on the business of running commercial and nonprofit health plans.

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On the job shots courtesy of Jesus Mesa.

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Jesus, whose career goal is to become an audience engagement editor for a major media company, says he’s especially grateful for the opportunity to learn from experienced FT reporters who have been generous with feedback and guidance, both during the workday and over office lunches and other social events.

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When asked about a TV show that mirrors his current work life, Jesus says, “I believe with Ted Lasso, because of the life-changing experience that he had to deal with in a different country.”

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