Intern Edition Spring 2005

Features: Intern Alumni

Intern Alumni

By Malika Bilal and Katie Gradowski


You've landed the incredible internship at NPR …now what? Take the advice of a few former NPR interns who were fortunate enough to turn their internships into full-time jobs. Click on the links below to hear how they made the leap from intern to employee, and get tips on how you can do the same.

Taylor-Brittany Ford

Taylor-Brittany Ford
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Taylor-Brittany Ford is a production assistant for News and Notes with Ed Gordon. She started out at NPR as an online intern in the spring of 2005. A double major in art history and international development studies at UCLA, Ford was hired at NPR West in May. She got her big taste of public radio while being a production assistant for Morning Becomes Eclectic at KCRW in Santa Monica, CA. Ford was NPR's Intern of the Week for March 14, 2005. Interns of the Week are nominated for the award by fellow interns and stand as exemplary examples for prospective NPR interns. Hear her advice for hitting the ground running once an internship begins.

Ari Schapiro

Ari Shapiro
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Ari Shapiro is a reporter on the Justice Department, whose stories on federal prosecutions, legal trends, and the Department of Justice are frequently heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other NPR newsmagazines. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and grew up in Portland, Oregon, before coming to Washington in 2001, where he worked as a legal affairs intern for NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg. Following his internship, Shapiro worked first as an editorial assistant, then as assistant editor on Morning Edition, and freelanced stories for NPR and WAMU in Washington in his spare time. Hear him talk about his own experience as an intern, and how he went from being a low-level temp to a reporter for NPR.

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