“Summer By Rail” is perhaps the greatest internship in America. Started in 2016, each summer the Rail Passengers Association sends its paid intern correspondent on a month-long cross-country trip by train to see America. On their journey, the correspondents report on the rail passenger network from inside the train. They talk with passengers about how they use transportation to work, live and play. They meet with mayors and government officials in big cities and small towns on planning issues. And, they sample the local food, drinks, entertainment and recreation that is available through the passenger rail network. In 2016, we focused on biking and the outdoors, in 2017 two interns teamed up to look at different styles, architecture and fashion across the country, and last year Jacob Wallace went to 19 major, minor and independent league baseball stadiums to show us how accessible they were…or weren’t.
In 2019, Rail Passengers has decided to focus on food. The selected intern will play a big part in deciding what that means, where the trip will go, and how it will unfold. The search for candidates for next summer is already underway. If you think you might be the right person for the job, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us your vision and why you would be the best candidate.
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— All Aboard and stay hungry!