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Video Testimonials of NPR Interns

Rekha Murthy
Rekha Murthy
Rekha Murthy started as an NPR intern, then spent a few years working as a production assistant for All Things Considered. She was promoted to assistant producer of that program. Since then, she's moved to Boston to attend MIT.
Athena Desai
Athena Desai
Athena Desai is a graduate of Vassar College. Athena applied for an internship on the Washington desk. She always wanted to work at NPR and thought getting an internship upon college graduation would be a good way to get started. Little did she know that she was to be immersed in 1998's "Spring of Scandal." Athena, after a stint at the PRI program “The World” and reporting for WBUR, both in Boston, is now taking a sabbatical from media.
Andrea Valdez
Andrea Valdez
Andrea Valdez was an intern at NPR during the summer of 2000. 'Andy' is yet another example of someone who decided that she wanted to work in public radio and was going to do it, no matter what. A Texas native, Andy worked at Latino USA in Austin before moving to California. Click on the photo of Andy to the left and see a video about her "drive" to become a public radio producer/reporter.
Ira Glass
Ira Glass
Ira Glass (Yes, the one who hosts This American Life) got his start in radio a long time ago. How long? Well, how much do you remember about disco music? Check out the story behind this former NPR intern, who was supposed to be a doctor.
Charlie Mayer
Charlie Mayer
Charlie Mayer has now moved up to oversee NPR’s Election Unit based in DC. His desire to work in radio was such that he told a station manager he'd be a "custodial technician" if it got him in the door. Check out the full story.
Bobby Carter
Bobby Carter
Bobby Carter started as an intern for NPR in the summer of 2000 working for Bob Boilen, the host and creator of All Songs Considered. Now, Bobby is working full-time in NPR Online as a content developer. Bobby wasn't particular about where he worked, he just wanted to work. Bobby is originally from St. Louis so you know he was quite happy during the World Series last Fall.
Eve Troeh
Eve Troeh
Former NPR Intern Eve Troeh interned at NPR during the summer of 2000. She interned for NPR's special correspondent Susan Stamberg. After her internship, Eve worked as an editor and producer for the Public Radio program American Routes in New Orleans. Recently, she was a reporter for NPR based in New Orleans. Click on the link to hear her story....
Grant Olsen
Grant Olsen
Grant Olsen was an intern at NPR in summer 2002, working on Talk Of The Nation. Grant graduated from Iowa State University, and is working at NPR member station WOI in Ames, Iowa.
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