An Age of Discovery: First weeks as an intern at National Geographic 

Dean’s Intern Bailey Edelstein at National Geographic

It wasn’t really a choice but rather a dream to intern at National Geographic. My respect for this organization runs deep. Founded in 1888, National Geographic’s conservation efforts, devotion to exploration, and commitment to serving a worldwide audience helped established its seamless reputation.


Bailey at National Geographic

Since my freshman year at American University, I set a goal to apply for an SOC Dean’s internship as an upperclassman. This Fall, while studying abroad in Spain, the opportunity presented itself and I became the Spring SOC Dean’s Intern in Nat Geo’s Communications department. During my high school years, I was a two-time participant on National Geographic Student Expeditions. Through these immersive exploration programs, I gained an incredible amount of insight as a young journalist, photographer and environmentalist. These experiences helped me realize where I wanted to work “when I grew up.” While reminiscing about my 3-week expedition in Monterey Bay, CA and my second expedition throughout the national parks of Alaska, I am confident that I will gain Nat Geo knowledge from my corporate non-outdoorsy experience as an intern.

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