April 20, 2018 | Rachel is serving as a Public Affairs Intern with the National Park Service in the National Capital Region. The overall focus of Rachel’s work is to research, prepare, and disseminate communication materials for public and news media consumption. This work will act as a source to share NPS stories and mission-related messages. The goal of this work is to help ensure that high-quality information is available to the public so they can learn about, enjoy, and help care for the National Parks.
Recently Rachel had the honor to work on projects for the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial celebration. She was tasked with designing eight different products, ranging from flyers and posters to booklets and banners, promote and spread awareness about the event. During the day of the event, she was a renaissance woman taking photos, recording video, and helping with the Facebook live stream to capture and share all the moments of the day. To wrap up her work for the event, she filmed footage of the event and edited it into a video that will be released in the coming weeks. Rachel will be busy in the upcoming months as she is assigned numerous projects, such as taking 360 degree photos and videos of the cherry blossoms, as well as working on preproduction for filming a volunteer training video for Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.