Prospective interns visit tables representing various NPR departments.
Prospective interns visit tables representing various NPR departments. Emerson Brown/NPR
Thanks to all attendees who made NPR's recent intern fair a success.
Almost 300 prospective interns attended from across the country, traveling from as far away as Georgia, Texas and California, and representing many area universities, including Howard, George Mason, Georgetown, James Madison, Maryland and Virginia. The hundreds of impressive candidates were able to ask all their questions about NPR to staff reps from each department, and were also were treated to surprises: like impromptu tours of NPR Music with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
NPR Music's Anya Grundmann and Bob Boilen talk to prospective interns.
NPR Music's Anya Grundmann and Bob Boilen talk to prospective interns. Emerson Brown/NPR
And while the NPR News and Music tables probably won the popularity contest, we take pride that many said the promotional wares at the communications table (manned by the group behind this blog) made it the most eye-catching (pat on the back).
For those of you who couldn't visit us at our humble headquarters, don't fret. You didn't miss your opportunity to intern with NPR. Any eligible students and recent grads are welcome to apply by following the guidelines at NPR.org (applications for the next program must be postmarked by February 15): http://www.npr.org/about/careers/internships.html
Good luck to all applicants.
NPR Engineering staff chat with attendees at the NPR Intern Fair.
NPR Engineering staff chat with attendees at the NPR Intern Fair. Emerson Brown/NPR