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.
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With the first week of our summer internship term in the books and adjusting to the anticipation of when the next Tiny Desk Concert will be, we’re resurrecting our social media handles to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at #NPRLife.
We’ve got folks from all over the nation (some as far as Texas, like myself) sprinkled all around the building helping man different desks and support various departments. After just a week of being here, we know that any day is a good day at NPR.
My name is Hugo Rojo and I’m one of two media relations and corporate communication interns at NPR this summer. I do my best to amuse people in under 140 characters at @hugorojo. Feel free to give us a shout on Twitter @NPRInterns and view our filtered fun on Instagram with the same handle.
Happy Hump Day,
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From most of us here in Washington, DC, we’ve been the intern class of Winter/Spring 2014. Thanks for joining us!
While our time here at NPR has come to a close for this Winter/Spring semester of 2014, we thought we’d profile a few interns and their experiences during this term, in a series we’re calling ‘Exit Through The (NPR) Gift Shop.’
Name: Krishna Bhatt
Internship Position: Office of General Counsel (Legal Team)
Hometown: I’ve lived in so many places. Right now it’s Northern Virginia
College/University: University of Alabama at Birmingham (undergrad), George Mason University School of Law (law school)
Major: Psychology/International Studies
What brought you to NPR and why were you interested in interning here? In the future I want to practice communications/media law and that is the kind of work that lawyers at NPR do. Additionally, I knew I would gain experience in other fields of law such as corporate governance which I believe will be an asset for me when I start to practice.
What do you think separated you from other candidates applying for your internship? Persistence and passion. I really wanted this internship and I made that very clear in my interview.
Describe some of your day-to-day duties and responsibilities. I assist the staff attorneys with any projects and occasionally attend seminars on changes to laws relevant to NPR.
What’s your commute to NPR HQ like (where you are living, methods of transportation, length of commute). I live pretty far out in NoVa and take classes in Arlington, so I would park my car at school and then metro in. Took me about an hour or so.
What were your initial impressions of the organization, colleagues, environment? Considering that lawyers are often considered to be stuffy and overly formal, the NPR legal department was not like that at all. It is a very relaxed, friendly, and supportive environment. All the lawyers and staff that I have had the chance to work with have been really great.
What was the most exciting part of week 1? Getting to see the amazing view from the 7th floor.
Favorite NPR show or podcast? All Songs Considered
Favorite album or song right now? Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty to Me
What I worked on this semester: Since I’m in the legal department I can’t go into detail about what I worked on. That darn confidentiality rule always pops up. I have worked on several projects involving corporate governance issues such researching changes to Board Committee charters. Much to my surprise some of the changes I suggested were incorporated into the charter at the February board meeting! I also help with FCC projects, media law, and research into any possible litigation involving NPR. Sorry I can’t be more specific!