anonymous asked:

Hello, med student here! Just wanted to know, why did you choose Internal Med? It's one of the options I'm considering for residency.

Hi there!

I talked about it a bit here, so feel free to check it out!

As some readers know, I initially was hoping to match in med/peds, but the Match didn’t put me there. And you know what? I’m really happy I ended up in internal med! Sometimes we don’t choose; life does. And I’m pretty happy with the results!


Ice Volcanoes on Pluto? Pluto’s live-stream - The Life of a NASA Intern

Being a NASA intern certainly has its benefits. Today we watched the official press release of detailed images from the New Horizons space probe. The Third image (also on the screen in our lab), shows a detailed view of a portion of Pluto’s southern hemisphere. The bottom image shows an image of Pluto’s largest moon - Charon. The top image is the legendary Dwarf Planet itself. Much to our surprise, Pluto and Charon seem to have very young surfaces. This implies that Pluto and Charon have active surfaces - perhaps even ice volcanoes! The Mountains in the 3nd image are thought to be made of ice water - meaning they would have been formed by strangely unique geological processes. As more information about the Pluto system is uncovered, our theories about this subject may change. It is a very exciting time and I will keep all of my followers up to date!

Credit: NASA/JHU APL/Cycles on pluto/ & press release

Special thanks to my fellow interns:

Looking for an internship this fall?

If you’re interested in anything from reporting and audio editing to marketing, law, or photography, make sure to check out the updated list of NPR internships for the fall!

Here’s a quick list of details:

  • Find the NPR internship applications here.
  • Application deadline: July 30
  • NPR Internships are paid
  • September 14, 2015 - Fall Internship begins
  • December 18, 2015 - Fall Internship ends

Want to ask the current group of interns a question about the experience? Connect with them through the NPR Interns’ social accounts:

Now that my amazing time Snapchatting and Tumbling through the summer as the Social Media Desk intern is coming to an end, it’s time to pass the baton. If you’re interested in the news side of social media, make sure to apply here.

- Aggi Ashagre, Social Media Desk intern

We pray that Allah accepts all our good deeds, and most importantly, keeps us consistent in striving towards attaining His pleasure.

Taqabbal Allah minna wa minkum

May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you. Ameen.

Jazak Allahu Khairan to each one every one who viewed, liked and shared the ‘Ramadan Reinspired Series’ and made it an unprecedented success consecutively for a third year in a row.

The departure of Ramadan every year makes TeamLOA sad and emotional and so we always try to announce something on Eid that gets our cheerful faces back and so Insha'Allah we think it is time to let the Lion out of the bag.

What do we mean?

We’ve been receiving dozens of emails from talented people from across the globe asking us how they could work in this cause for the Pleasure of Allah and be a part of TeamLOA.


We will be hiring interns soon.

For enquires / comments / suggestions / email us on

NOTE: Detailed information of the hiring criteria to be released on our official Facebook Page.

Astronaut Training Facility - The life of a NASA intern

It’s pretty cool to be a NASA intern, especially on days when you get to see some of the astronaut training areas. This particular area has full scale moch-ups of spacecraft as well as International Space Station modules that the astronauts train in. Astronauts were training in the Space Station modules on the day that I went so I wasn’t able to “get inside“ the Space Station, but I did get a look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft. Seen in the 5th image above is the Orion spacecraft - the only spacecraft able to take Humans to the Moon or Mars (SpaceX is currently building one as well, but only Orion has had a test flight into space).

It was very cool to see the Orion Capsule that astronauts train in because I am working on audio controls in the core flight software of the Orion spacecraft. Some of the software that I write will actually be used in space! I was also able to get into the Space Shuttle trainer, seen in the top 3 images (2 are on the top deck and one is in the cargo bay). The second to last image is outside of the Commercial Crew moch-ups and shows SpaceX, Orbital ATK, and Boeing developments.

p.s. thanks to all my followers for the support, I’ll make sure to keep you up to date about NASA stuff as well as space pics and info!


There’s no doubt monsoon season has arrived in Arizona - thanks to these great shots of lightning over Aravaipa Canyon last weekend by Mike Schijf, BLM Aravaipa Wilderness Ranger and American Conservation Experience intern.

While beautiful, the monsoons are also a time to take extra care when recreating in canyon country.  Stay safe out there!

By Adam Milnor, BLM Arizona / Tumblr Blogger

How To Make The Most Of Your Internship

Here’s how to stay positive at all costs:

1)  Before you accept an internship, talk about your expectations and goals.

2)  Once you’ve taken the job, send your boss an e-mail laying out three to five objectives, and ask for a response.

3)  During your internship, ask for meetings with your boss from time to time to assess your progress.

4)  Network with others in the office, and add them to your list of LinkedIn contacts.

5)  Even if your internship turns sour, maintain an upbeat attitude, so that you can leave with a strong reference from the boss.

6) No matter what, work hard.

Read more here.


This #WomeninSTEM Wednesday: Two BLM-Alaska ANSEP Interns Take Aim at Invasive Plants 

This summer, Jessica Mute and Patrice DeAsis are working with BLM Alaska to limit the spread of invasive plants in urban areas like Anchorage to other parts of the state, where the plants displace native plants and degrade moose and salmon habitat.

The two recent high school graduates were among the 25 Alaskan students who received paid internships this summer through the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP). Both plan to major in biology at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the fall.

ANSEP interns help the BLM with many types of field work, including bird surveys, mining compliance inspections, data gathering, and invasive plants management. Partnering with ANSEP is one of the ways BLM is engaging the next generation to help manage and conserve Alaska’s public lands and resources.

Intern photos by Chris Arend Photography; BLM Alaska photos by Bob Wick