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Summer 2013 Dean's Interns

SOC Douglas Bell Dean's Intern

WAMU 88.5 - Douglas Bell  

Douglas Bell just graduated from SOC with a BA in Public Communication. As a graduating senior, Douglas was awarded with the Bruce Hughes Student Achievement in recognition for his on-campus service and leadership. As a student, he served as the General Manager of ATV and the Chair of the AU Student Media Board. He is now the Photo/Video Intern at WAMU 88.5 FM, where he photographs and films news and features content for He continues to pursue interests in broadcast reporting, editing, and operations.


SOC Graham Vyse Dean's Intern

Current - Graham Vyse 

Graham Vyse is a master's student in journalism and public affairs and an intern at Current. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from AU in 2011, graduating cum laude with university honors. His reporting about politics, policy, and media has been published or broadcast by The Washington Post, NBC News, Slate, Common Cause, The Investigative Reporting Workshop, and The (American University) Eagle. A native of Rhode Island, Graham spent a year and a half as a communications aide to Lincoln Chafee, the state's first Independent governor, serving on Chafee's campaign and transition team as well as in the governor's office. His multimedia work attracted the attention of news outlets across the state, including The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Public Radio, and WPRI. A longtime NPR listener and PBS NewsHour devotee, he looks forward to deepening his knowledge of public media and the special role it plays in American civic life.

SOC Eva Glas Dean's Intern

Living Social - Eva Glas

Eva is a rising senior in the Honors Program pursuing a major in Public Communications and a minor in Marketing. She was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium and is bi-lingual in Dutch and English. As the Public Relations fellow for LivingSocial she will be part of an incredibly exciting and relevant company that is constantly evolving. She has held past communication internships at the British Embassy and the Global Business School Network. She loves combining the creativity of public communications with the business strategy of marketing. At AU she is on the executive board of the Chi Omega sorority and staff assistant at the Music Library. After graduation, Eva hopes to receive her M.A. in strategic communications. In her free time she enjoys cooking, travelling and obsessively checking Buzzfeed.

SOC Dinah Douglas graduate student council

Newseum - Dinah Douglas

Dinah Douglas is a spring 2013 social media and web intern at the Newseum and is in her second year as a political communication master’s student in SOC. Originally from western Maryland, she came to DC by way of the Baltimore area where she completed a bachelor’s degree in political science and English literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As she finishes up her master's program, she is undertaking a capstone project on Congressional redistricting in Maryland and the 2012 election cycle. She has completed internships with EMILY's List, Sen. Barbara Mikulski's 2010 re-election campaign, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and most recently worked in political advertising in the 2012 election season. Upon completing the Newseum internship, where she will be helping to market the museum's events and exhibits, she looks forward to a career where she can write and do research in the political field.

Douglas' Work

SOC Rachel Rood Dean's Intern

NPR - Rachel Rood

Rachel Rood is a broadcast journalism graduate student at American University. Through the SOC Dean's Internship program, she is working at NPR's Weekend All Things Considered where she will be producing the popular Three-Minute Fiction contest segment. Prior to her internship at NPR, she worked as a Production Assistant at AARP on a show called AARP Live, as an Assistant Editor for shows on Discovery Channel and DIY network, and as an intern for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She graduated in 2011 from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in film and a minor in music. Rachel is thrilled to be working at NPR and looks forward to honing her professional radio production skills.

(Spring 2013)

Rood's Work

SOC Jacob Motz Dean's Intern

Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Jacob Motz

Jacob Motz is an undergraduate junior pursuing a double major in Political Science and Film/Media Arts. He is currently the Smithsonian video intern at the National Museum of American History where he will be writing, shooting, and editing promotional videos for the institution.



Spring 2013 Dean's Interns

Motz's Work