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Fall 2013 Dean's Interns

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Matthew Rosenberg

LivingSocial - Matthew Rosenberg

Matthew Rosenberg is a third year student double majoring in Public Communication and CLEG. He is excited about his opportunity with LivingSocial and looks forward to his time with them. He was born and raised around New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts, and is an avid sports fan. On campus, he is a technical director for the Media Production Center, the Digital Media Coordinator for The Kennedy Political Union and is a proud brother of Pi Kappa Phi, who he serves as treasurer.

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SOC Dean Intern 2013F Barbara Sprunt

NPR - Barbara Sprunt

Barbara Sprunt is a senior majoring in Public Communication. Through the SOC Dean's Internship program, she is working at NPR's Tell Me More where she will assist with social media as well as show and web production.

Prior to working at Tell Me More, Barbara interned for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered as a production assistant for the Three-Minute Fiction segment. Barbara also serves as a student ambassador for the School of Communication at American University, where she is a mentor to freshman students.

Sprunt's Work

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Nate Cover

National Geographic - Nate Cover

Nate Cover is a senior broadcast journalism major with minors in audio technology and environmental science. This fall he's working on the Ad Sales Creative team at National Geographic channel to help script and produce sponsored on-air promos.

In the past, he's done marketing for DC salad giant, Sweetgreen and their annual Sweetlife festival for over a year, as well as PR for Forget Tobacco, a national youth-led non-profit. After graduation next spring, Nate is hoping to find a job in the television or music industries working in script writing, production, marketing, or A&R.

Cover's Work

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Julia Boccagno

National Geographic - Julia Boccagno

Julia Boccagno is a junior pursuing a major in Broadcast Journalism and a double minor in International Studies and Italian. As a naturally inquisitive and adventurous individual, she aspires to become a foreign correspondent and investigate and report global development and human rights issues. Julia is thrilled to be the Communications Intern at National Geographic. It will allow her to build upon skills and knowledge garnered from her past two internships at United to End Genocide and Search for Common Ground and provide her with opportunities to network with influential professionals in the media industry. Julia has been able to experience some of the world’s most dire and sensitive issues as an Alternative Spring Break participant in Haiti and as a Global Volunteer in Lima, Peru. Upon completion of this internship, Julia looks forward to becoming fluent in Italian while studying abroad in Modena, Italy next semester.

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SOC Dean Intern 2013F Christyn Enser (2)

Newseum - Christyn Enser

Christyn Enser is a senior studying Print Journalism and Spanish language. She is an intern in the Newseum's broadcasting department working as a Web writer and social media coordinator. 

Christyn has previously interned for Washington Post Express, USA TODAY College and The Salamanca Press in Salamanca, NY, gaining experience in editing and reporting. Christyn has also participated in the National Eating Disorders Association D.C. Walk since 2011 to help raise awareness about eating disorders. She is coordinator for the upcoming Spring 2014 D.C. NEDA Walk.

Enser's Work

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Caitlin Friess

Newseum - Caitlin Friess

Caitlin Friess is a junior in American University’s Honors Program pursuing a major in Public Communications and a minor in Marketing. She was born and raised in Clarke County in Northern Virginia. As a Research Intern at the Newseum she will be assisting in special projects and engaging in sub-fields of communication that are continuously evolving for the digital age. Her previous work experience has included time at J-Lab, where she was able to observe changes and innovations across the spectrum of journalism. In addition to her Dean's Internship, she works as a writer for the College of Arts and Sciences. After graduation, Caitlin hopes to receive her M.A. in strategic communications. In her free time she enjoys cooking with her friends, browsing used bookstores, and studying the Welsh language.

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Iuia Gheorghiu - Iulia Gheorghiu

Iulia Gheorghiu is a junior undergraduate in SOC and the Kogod School of Business. She is pursuing a BA in Print Journalism with a double major in Business, French Language & Culture and a minor in broadcasting. Iulia recently completed an editorial internship with the Web site Urban Daddy where she covered restaurants and nightlife in the DC area. She also worked as a sales assistant with Venga, where she assisted with research and social media advertising strategies. Raised in Romania, she will be returning to Europe for a semester abroad in the spring of 2014.

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Samantha Hogan

The Washington Post - Samantha Hogan

Samantha Hogan is a junior in the School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences studying Print Journalism and Environmental Studies. She is a fall intern with The Washington Post metro desk. Samantha works on a range of projects at The Post, including local “of note” obits, articles on renewable energy and higher education, and anecdotes from federal employees and contractors in response to the impending government shutdown. Samantha aspires to be an environmental correspondent after graduation. She is also a senior staff writer for The Eagle and a member of the American University Dance Team.

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Emma Jackson

Smithsonian Museum of American History - Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson is in her last semester of undergrad pursuing a major in broadcast journalism and minor in international business. As the video production intern at Smithsonian Museum of American History, she is working with museum curators and new media staff to create a video for display in an upcoming exhibition. In the past, Emma has held various marketing and production assistant positions and interned for CBS San Francisco and Long Story Short Media. She looks forward to continue developing her skills in visual storytelling, video production, and new media.

SOC Dean Intern 2013F Samantha Raphelson

The Washington Post - Samantha Raphelson

Samantha Raphelson is a senior studying print journalism and political science. She is interning at the Washington Post through the School of Communication Dean’s Internship program where she writes for Post Local. Samantha has previously interned at the Courier-Post in Southern New Jersey and at the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Va. Through her work as a journalist, Samantha hopes to motivate others to become actively involved in their lives by understanding the complexity of the world. After studying in Rome last semester, Samantha aspires to become a foreign correspondent to cover international politics.