On Friday, May 4, 2012, my internship with NPR came to a close. The last four months have been magnificent. Thank you to NPR for continuing to be one of the premiere news media distribution companies. As a company, NPR treats everyone who works there like gold. From hosts and White House correspondents down to the interns, everyone is seen as an asset to the everyday operations. I’m certain NPR will continue to uphold the highest quality of journalistic standards and maintain an award winning staff. Many thanks to Maria Godoy and Maggie Starbard on the science desk for accepting my application and to Robert Krulwich for helping to refine my photo editing skills. ¬†Here is a selection of some of the opportunities I got while working as the multimedia intern for the science desk. All images are copyright NPR ¬©2012.

Why Do Bike-Share Riders Skip Helmets?

Bartender Matt Carucci says he rarely feels safe biking in the city but often rides without a helmet anyway. "There are a lot of other ways to hurt yourself," he says.

Chicagoans Matthew Kutz and Molly Widges didn't bring helmets to D.C. but felt safe anyway on the slow, heavy Bikeshare bikes. "You're never going to get into a high-speed collision," Kutz says.

Tom Suppan, a "bicyclist by nature," rarely rides without a helmet. "I've fallen too often not to wear one," he says. "If I hadn't had the helmet on, I'd have been in bad shape."

Kay McLoughlin, an editorial coordinator, sports a Capital Bikeshare-branded helmet. "This is my D.C. helmet, I keep it on top of my desk," she says. She has a second helmet for riding at home.

NPR’s Friday Night Spin Party


Actor Colin Hanks and NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro at NPR's Friday Night Spin Party held at Gibson Guitar in Washington, DC

Guy Raz and his father talk with Ted Koppel at NPR's Friday Night Spin Party held at Gibson Guitar, in Washington.

Arianna Huffington and NPR president and CEO Gary Knell at NPR's Friday Night Spin Party.

Justices Seem Intent To Get To The Heart Of The Health Care Law

NPR's Nina Totenberg speaks with Ari Shapiro at the end of the first day of oral arguments.

Mandate’s Fate Seems To Rest On Kennedy, Roberts


Demonstrators both for and against the new health care law turned out on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday

Immigration Debate Arrives At Supreme Court Amid A Multitude Of Voices

Pastor Warren H. Stewart of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix joins other clergy members to demonstrate against SB 1070.

Michael McLaughlin, vice president of the American Council for Immigration Reform, demonstrates in support of SB 1070.

Oral Arguments Outside The Supreme Court, As Well

Robert Yochem, 45, of Baltimore, supports healthcare reform.

Carolyn Weller opposes Obamacare and came from Idaho to join the scene outside the Supreme Court.

Joanne Bagnerise of Dumfries, Va., supports healthcare reform.

Holly Harness (left), a supporter of the health care law, argues with Susan Clark, an opponent of the law, outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Santorum Vs. Romney: A Supreme Court Sideshow

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks outside the Supreme Court on Monday, March 26.

Space Shuttle Discovery Finishes Its Last Flight

Kim Liss and her 10-month-old son Henry, Watch Discovery do its final voyage over the National Mall, on April 17, 2012.

Scores of people took time out of their day to watch Discovery fly over the National Mall, on April 17, 2012.

Kishi Bashi In Concert


Kishi Bashi performs at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Kishi Bashi performs at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Of Montreal in Concert

Of Montreal performs at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Of Montreal performs at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Chocolate Maker Brings Joy Out Of The Basement

One of the Intern Edition pieces I worked on got featured on The Salt, the NPR food blog.

The Million Mustache March

Another piece I worked on for Intern Edition that tries to bring attention to the plight of our facial haired brethren.