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Intern Chronicles: National Intern Day 2023

Let's celebrate National Intern Day with a look at some of the storytelling from ESPN's Summer Intern class

The 2023 Summer Interns representing their universities on National Intern Day in Bristol!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Once again this summer, Front Row’s Intern Chronicles series showcases some of ESPN’s summer interns. For more information on ESPN Internships, visit the ESPN Careers site.

Today is National Intern Day. Here’s a look at what some of our ESPN Summer 2023 interns have been up to recently in Bristol, Conn., as well as outer offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.


Harrison Vapnek has been working on cutting voice-overs for the 6 p.m. E.T. SportsCenter, and Brianna Walton runs daily graphics for NFL Live and First Take.

Chloe Walrad is working as the Stage Manager for the 7 a.m. SportsCenter, meaning she is responsible for everything happening inside the studio during the show. These duties include directing talent and studio operators and ensuring everything looks good on camera.

On the scenes of the live shows are also Gabby Sartori, who cuts highlights for First Take and pitches ideas during show meetings, and Star Shaw, who works the 6 p.m. SportsCenter every day. Caitlin Mulqueen works the studio shows doing graphics for SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, The Daily Wager and NFL Live.

Graphic for SportsCenter made by intern Star Shaw

Some of our interns have also been doing social media and marketing projects.

Landon Hong is proud of an Instagram post he created on the @espnnfl account. Check it out!

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Cambrie Berard is our Stats and Information intern, as she provides research and graphics for This Just In, the WNBA All-Star Selection Show and the MLB All-Star Selection Show.

Ava Grey has been mostly heading women’s sports, including working on a strategy deck to explore opportunities to enhance the viewership of Women’s College Basketball and the WNBA.

A few of our interns focus on specific ESPN branding in their day-to-day schedules.

Ciera Walker stays on top of creating content calendars for Andscape, pitching ideas for sharing content, and promoting stories on social platforms from the Andscape website.

Bobby Kent has been active in soccer, including creating documents to support the 2024 Copa America, 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, and 2026 FIFA World Cup coverage plans in the United States.
Soccer has also influenced intern J.J. Post to write an article for about the Women’s World Cup. Make sure to give it a read!

Lauren Youngblood has been working specifically on audience engagement. She helps curate the feed in the ESPN app by packaging content and programming it for fans to engage accordingly.

On the programming side, Ava Jahner schedules studio shows on ESPN+ for the summer, updating all of the college metadata in the Content Scheduler system and auditing the digital image environment.

Kassie Wentland has been working with the creative marketing team, creating promos and hype videos that promote sporting events and captivate audiences.

Aztlan Alvarado creates lead videos for segments, bumps, and highlights, as well as working with B-roll, which is just pictures put together to make a video.

Quentin Barnes has been working on social media platforms by creating segments like “Who would you take in their prime?,” which has been doing great with engagement. He has also worked on a “Madden ’24” project, where he customized graphics for player overall ratings.

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Our interns each have unique skill sets that come together in their respective jobs to advance the brand of ESPN.

In addition to their weekly work schedules, our 2023 Summer intern class loves to hang out together and take weekend trips. The Bristol interns visited New York City in June, where they met with the New York interns and spent the day exploring what NYC has to offer.

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