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  • kparody 12:31 pm on March 2, 2015 Permalink  

    Interning at the Newseum 

    Katie at Newseum

    By Dean’s Intern Katie Parody at Newseum

    When people think of the Newseum the first thing that probably pops into their heads are the exhibits. This amazing, interacitve museum covers everything from the history of media to how news stories are made today (and you even get the chance to do a report yourself!) With beathtaking exhibits including a 4D theater, parts of the Berlin Wall, and a peice of the antenna to the World Trade Center,  I can see why these are the things that come to mind. But you know what’s also really cool? The magic that happens behind those doors that say “Staff Only”, the stuff that goes on so that you have this wonderful place to enjoy. That’s where I go when I swipe my staff ID three times a week, and I am so lucky to be a part of it! (More …)

  • cnorwood 12:30 pm on March 2, 2015 Permalink  

    Finding my way at NPR: Internship Guidelines 

    Candice at NPR

    By Dean’s Intern Candice Norwood at NPR

    I’ve done temporary work at a lot of news places over the course of my undergraduate and graduate school years. That’s four newspapers, three magazines, and two radio companies to be exact. Though I haven’t quite mastered the cure for first-day jitters I’ve become pretty good at maneuvering intern life. This semester I’m working with NPR’s education team, which is a total dream. I’ve learned a lot from each of my internship positions, but this semester has reached a new level — and I’m only seven weeks in. I’ve decided to share some important intern guidelines that have helped me so far through my awesome journey with NPR. (More …)

  • rfields 3:04 pm on February 27, 2015 Permalink  

    Interning with USA Today College: The Saga Continues 

    Richard at USA Today

    By Dean’s Intern Richard Fields at USA Today

    In case you’re wondering why I look so happy in this picture, I will explain that shortly.  But first I’d like to start from the beginning.  Last semester I interned with USA Today’s Video Production Team, helping produce a number of their daily shows and even attended a red carpet event. This semester I’ve returned as an intern in the College section of their website, which I must say has been an exciting experience as well. (More …)

  • sbarnes 2:56 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink  

    Writing and Responsibility at 

    Sophie at Current.Org

    By Dean’s Intern Sophie Barnes at Current.Org

    Last week, I saw my name in print for the first time.

    When I visited the offices at the end of the Fall semester for an orientation tour, my managing editor Karen Everhart put this project on my future plate. I initiated my internship by calling congressional offices and non-profits, and combing through databases to inform my project. (More …)

  • Maeghan Crociata 12:59 pm on February 25, 2015 Permalink  

    WILD and Crazy for Nat Geo 

    By Dean’s Intern Maeghan Crociata at National Geographic

    Maeghan and her friends go WILD at National Geographic

    Being an SOC Dean’s Intern is an awesome opportunity and one that Kogoders rarely get. Yes, you read that correctly: I’m a Kogoder. So what am I doing in Dean Rutenbeck’s program? I’m an SOC minor and have a little bit of a different experience as an SOC student, but regardless, I am so lucky to qualify for this recognition and be a Spring 2015 Dean’s Intern. (More …)

  • eweinstein 12:37 pm on February 25, 2015 Permalink  

    My Experience On-and-Off the Court 

    Erica interviewing LeBron James at Wizards-Cavaliers shootaround at the Verizon Center.

    By Dean’s Intern Erica Weinstein at NBC Washington

    You’re probably thinking, “Why did she post a picture of the back of her head?” Well, when you have the chance to interview LeBron James, any photo evidence of it is post worthy. Whether it is walking into the Verizon Center or the NBC4 studios, everyday on the job is different. There is always something new and exciting happening in the world of sports, so having the opportunity to be at the forefront of it has provided me with knowledge, hands-on experience, and the chance to reach a large audience. (More …)

  • egreene 10:15 am on February 25, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: WAMU   

    What I’d Been Waiting and Working For 

    Eleanor at WAMU

    By Dean’s Intern Eleanor Greene at WAMU

    This is what I had been waiting and working for.

    As a journalism student who declared my major even before I started my first day at AU, I had always been looking forward to the time when I could get credit for a senior professional internship, basically when my internship would count as a class. It came at the right time. This semester, I’m the digital media intern at WAMU 88.5, which is a Dean’s Internship I’m also getting 3 credits for in SOC. It seems right, because it’s a real journalism experience, working in the newsroom.

    (More …)

  • mcipriano 10:12 am on February 25, 2015 Permalink  

    Bringing the Nation’s Capital to Southwest Colorado 

    Michael at the arrival of Marine One at the White House

    By Dean’s Intern Michael Cipriano at The Durango Herald

    Anybody ever hear of The Durango Herald?

    I know I never did until I started looking at the SOC Dean’s Internship program. The Herald is a newspaper local to the city of Durango in southwest Colorado.

    But I was intrigued by the idea that I would ne the paper’s Washington, D.C. correspondent. I have dreamed of entering the field of political journalism, and I had experience covering politics during the summer of 2014, when I interned for RealClearPolitics.

    The experience so far has been everything I could have hoped for. It started with the paper flying me to Colorado to explore the city of Durango. Along with seeing the city’s natural beauty, I also became familiar with the federal issues that are important to Coloradans. (More …)

  • jdoubek 10:11 am on February 25, 2015 Permalink  

    Hitting the Ground Running at 

    James at NBC Washington

    By Dean’s Intern James Doubek at

    My internship is at It’s my first internship in a real newsroom. Both the TV and web teams work out of the same big office space. As you would expect, it’s always active. The assignment editor is always yelling out what he just heard on the police scanner or saw on the wires. Phones constantly ring and multiple televisions are on, most of them tuned to NBC4. Reporters and anchors are always walking (or running) around to get the latest news on the air.

    The web team is a small group of people who put up stories on, send push notifications, update social media, upload videos to the website and do everything else that isn’t TV. (More …)

  • ljereb 12:07 pm on February 24, 2015 Permalink  

    Internship Expedition at National Geographic 

    Getting a close-up look at National Geographic this semester.

    By Dean’s Intern Leah Jereb at National Geographic

    Last semester, I called Copenhagen, Denmark my home and the rest of Europe my classroom and playground. Returning home to Washington, DC, I was lucky enough to be selected as National Geographic Society’s newest Communications Assistant for this semester. Little did I know that every day I entered my office, I would be taken on adventures both at home and abroad– all within the walls of National Geographic.

    Before beginning my internship at National Geographic, I can honestly say that my knowledge about the society was rather limited. I’d seen their beautiful photography bordered with the trademarked yellow rectangle on magazine covers, but never did I fully realize that one cover was a product of months of exploration, research, education planning, story development, and more. (More …)

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