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In addition, for more than 10 years, Random Lengths has been supporting the future of journalism by mentoring future journalists from local colleges and universities through our internship program. RLn internships provide young journos with the necessary tools to go out into the world and conduct quality reporting and writing, preparing them for transferable jobs in the journalism industry.

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