Meet Annie Pruitt, an Intern Edition senior associate editor, Washington Desk intern, and student at Middlebury!
Best way to spend an evening in DC? Walking around downtown at sunset with friends, followed by frozen yogurt at YogiBerry Cleveland Park and a movie.
What was your reaction when you found out you were offered the NPR internship? Disbelief and then excitement. My supervisor offered me the position over the phone, and I could barely stammer out a “yes” to him because I was so thrilled to get the position.
Favorite thing about interning at NPR? There are so many things, but I think the people at NPR are probably on the top of my list!
What’s something that you’re never without? I don’t like to carry big bags around so I usually don’t have much with me. My car keys and wallet are usually close by though—it’s hard to get almost anywhere in Vermont without driving!
What’s your ringtone? I keep my phone on silent because I’m always afraid it will ring during class or a meeting. One of my professors a couple of semesters ago would answer any phone that went off during class, so that definitely created an incentive to keep it on silent as well!
Favorite season? Fall. I love all the leaves changing colors, apple-picking, and how the air smells on when it first starts to get colder in September and October. It’s so crisp, and that has to be one of the best smells in the world.
Last good book you read? I read a really interesting book last semester called The Very Hungry City. I’m also reading Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson right now to prepare for my trip to Scotland second semester, which is a really funny book.
Best thing you did this year? Helping to organize the Relay for Life at Middlebury this spring—it’s such a powerful event and being a member of the steering committee for the second year in a row was wonderful. Being the maid of honor in my cousin’s wedding this summer was pretty great as well though!
Favorite meal? My mom’s homemade fettuccini. I have it every year on my birthday and I’m get hungry even just thinking about it!
Favorite TV show? That’s a hard one—we never had cable when I was growing up so the only shows I watched were on PBS and then things I could find online when I got older. I’d probably have to say ‘30 Rock’ though—I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode that wasn’t funny.