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  • Gabriela Febres 3:27 pm on May 27, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , Introduction, sound,   

    Moving Sounds for Moving Pictures 

    Although the  audio technology program at American is a very close-knit department, we are all very unique students striving for different goals and often in very different directions. A new state-of-the-art studio was finished this past spring semester, opening a whole new window of opportunity for us… and with that, internships!

    A huge part of our program is focused on music and the recording arts, but a small group of the program’s students, including myself, are very invested in what comes after the recording is done – something we like to call “post production”. We are interested in the world of sound design – creating sound for film and television. This brought me to Takoma Media, in Silver Spring, where I am now one of three interns. So far, it has been an experience that has taught me much more than I expected. It has introduced me into the world of post-production audio, without having to serve coffee, file paperwork, or answer any calls. At Takoma Media, I’m getting the hands-on experience that will hopefully open the doors to many job opportunities in the future.

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    • Francine Blume 6:13 pm on June 14, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s been a while since you posted. How are things going now? Our audio tech program rocks! You represent!

  • Christine Edmond 7:01 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: charisma, Introduction, , npr,   

    Welcome to My World 


    The simple introduction:
    I am a Junior in the School of Communications at American University. I am studying Broadcast Journalism with a double minor in Psychology and Justice. I intern for WAMU 88.5 Radio.

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    • miranda78 2:51 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love your attitude, and I can’t wait to hear about your first day/week of your internship.

    • Francine Blume 5:55 pm on February 11, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You really have the right approach – you’ve determined to make the most of your internship! What new stories and insights can you share with us now?

  • Emily Fleitz 3:32 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: acronyms, Asia, , Introduction,   

    New Internship at Solidarity Center! 

    My journey to the Solidarity Center began last semester when I sat down with David Fletcher, a career adviser for SIS students, to discuss internship options.  I had an internship last summer while at home, but I also wanted to get some experience working in DC.  With his help, I began applying to positions over winter break.

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  • Christopher Conway 5:12 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , background, , , Introduction,   

    Introduction, from an intern at the EPA 

    This semester has so far been one of the busiest times in my life, and that’s just the way I prefer it. My freshman year I wasn’t involved in much outside of class, and when it came to a close, I regretted not using my time better, and not taking every advantage of going to college in a city as significant as DC. The feeling that you have wasted time is one of the worst a young person can feel.
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    • miranda78 2:43 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Your internship sounds very exciting, congrats! I think your unique background and previous positions will definitely be helpful for this internship and any other career opportunities in the future. Can’t wait to learn more.

    • Francine Blume 6:18 pm on February 11, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      WOW! I think it’s a great idea to reflect not only on this EPA internship, but the ones from Ralph McGehee Intelligence Library and the Advance Group political consulting firm to give others a sense of how one learns and grows professionally through internships while at college! Looking forward to more!

  • Linda Benesch 4:32 am on January 30, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , Introduction, Judaism,   

    Interning at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism 

    Hi, I’m Linda. I’m a second semester sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, majoring in political science. This semester is a time of adjustment for me, because not only am I acclimating back into AU after spending a semester abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but I am also interning two full days a week at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC.) Although you might not think it from the title of the organization, the RAC’s main goal is to advance the Reform movement’s goal of social justice by lobbying the government, working with other organizations, and hosting 6 seminars a year teaching high school students about the political process and how to lobby their members of Congress. Fun fact from my intern manuel: Much of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was drafted in the offices of the Religious Action Center! (More …)

    • jessems42 6:12 am on January 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That sounds very cool. Your project could be to write a new and updated civil rights act that has universal healthcare for all, no mandatory minimums and federally enforced equal pay. Get it passed through congress by the end of the semester. No pressure or anything.

    • miranda78 6:48 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Linda! Your internship sounds great! I am glad you are finally interning there because I remember you talking about RAC last year! Also, I think I can agree about your past internship experience, because I think I know where it was, and I had a similar experience when I compared my internship on the Hill/ in my senator’s office and the one I held last semester at a non-profit. It is a much more gratifying experience when you get feedback, and that is great they are really good about that at your current internship. Also, it is really neat that some of the Civil Rights Act was drafted at RAC! Cannot wait to hear more about your internship!

  • Carl Huang 11:21 pm on January 29, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Exchange Student, Introduction, Mansfield, Taiwan,   

    Carl, an AU intern 

    Hi, I am Pi-Cheng “Carl” Huang (黃畢誠), a Taiwanese exchange student at American studying International Relations. Growing up in Taiwan, things are very different at AU to my home university, National Chengchi University(國立政治大學) in Taipei. Therefore, writing for “AU Interns” would be a wonderful way to share my intern experiences and challenges through out the semester of 2011 Spring (yes, it’s LIVE) from a foreign student’s perspective.

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  • Ethan Miller 5:00 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Introduction, ,   

    A Little Information About Alta Gracia 

    Since junior year of high school, I have been very involved in the national student organization United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), working on their high school program for two years. In the last few years, we won two huge victories against apparel giants Nike and Russel Athletic (owned by Fruit of the Loom). Then, last year, the largest supplier of collegiate apparel, Knight Apparel, opened a factory in Villa Alta Gracia in the Dominican Republic that is meant to be a model factory in the global apparel industry. (More …)

    • miranda78 4:05 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I am also interested in labor issues, particularly child labor, so I can’t wait to hear more about your work at Alta Gracia.

  • Allison Godfrey 3:52 pm on January 24, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , Introduction, , , , public history,   

    Loving History, D.C., and Scottish Rite Freemasonry 

    Working at the Career Center for the past two and a half years, it’s surprising that it has taken me this long to write for the intern blog! I’m currently a junior and I am majoring in history with a minor in sociology. I officially fell in love with history at the age of eleven and knew when I was applying for college that it would be what I would major in. Since starting school at American, I cannot tell you how many times someone has asked me: “So what are you going to do with your degree/after you graduate?”

    Whenever I get asked that question, I just want to pause time for a moment and scream. (More …)

    • Jessica Beasley 4:01 pm on January 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yay!! Our first intern blogger of the semester 🙂 Great post!

    • miranda78 3:53 pm on January 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have never heard of Public History, and I think it sounds very interesting! Your internship sounds exciting, and I cannot wait to read more about it… I am working in the Career Center this semester, and part of my job will be to read posts so definitely keep them coming! 🙂

    • Jennifer Carignan 5:53 pm on January 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow! What an amazing place to intern! I can’t wait to learn more about the history of The House of the Temple and the work you’re doing there.

  • Geoff Silverstein 8:25 pm on November 22, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , Introduction, Students,   

    A New Home 

    I’m excited to officially move the AU Intern blog to the new American University Blogs. For the past 3 years students shared insights and advice about their internships, and shed light on incredible opportunities.

    While you can still read previous interns’ posts at auintern.wordpress.com, next semester’s student bloggers will be hosted right here. Any student with a spring internship can apply now to blog about their experience. Just email Francine Blume, AU Career Center Director of Experiential Education, or shoot a tweet to @aucareercenter.

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