The cool thing about working at NPR is the richness and diversity of its internship program. The interns are from all over the country and they’re at just about every desk and department at 1111 North Capitol Street.
Here’s a roundup of what some of us have been working on. Some of these stories have been authored by interns while others have elements we’ve worked on. Either way, enjoy!
Ryan Kellman with the Science Desk put his multimedia skills to test when he captured the audio and helped produce this Shots piece on how you can dial back the stress with a bubble bath, a beach trip and… bees?
Sarah Tilotta (@stilotta) proves that a picture’s worth a thousand words. Her photography is featured on stories like Code Switch’s look at how an opera remembers the tragedy of an Asian-American Soldier.
It’s a power lunch for us today! NPR staff and development intern Nina Cooperman show their team spirit.
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You guys! It’s finally done! Our amazing summer project, Book Your Trip, went live this morning with twelve great reading lists all centered around different modes of travel — from road trips to plane flights to stranger things like hot air balloons, dragons and the occasional giant peach.
There were some pretty straightforward categories — train, plane, bike, boat … but it didn’t take long for things to get squirrelly. Do LSD trips count? (Yes!) Can we call “time” a mode of transit, or do we have to say time machine? (Eh. Still not sure. We couldn’t agree.) Do the dogs and cat who travel by paw in The Incredible Journey qualify for the “by foot” list? (Sure, why not!) What do we do with James and the Giant Peach? (Create a big “miscellaneous” list, obviously.)
Seriously, that argument over time travel is STILL going on. Y’all will have to help us settle it — and we can’t wait to hear about YOUR favorite traveling reads, so tweet them to #BookYourTrip or post them in the comments at www.npr.org/bookyourtrip.