As a kid, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity senior graphic design major Geneva Cegelis rou­tinely waited in the car to listen to the end of sto­ries on NPR, which played on the radio when she drove around with her parents.

I grew up with NPR,” Cegelis said. “We had our whole share of those dri­veway moments, when you just sit in your car because you want to hear the end of the story.”

Today, Cegelis is working on co-​​op in Wash­ington, D.C., as an intern for NPR’s in-​​house graphic design agency, which cre­ates posters, pledge let­ters, pro­mo­tional mate­rials and pil­lows adorned with the face of leg­endary broad­caster Carl Kasell, whose voice can be heard on the weekend quiz show “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”

Cegelis also works as design director and pho­tog­ra­pher on “Intern Edi­tion,” a news­magazine pro­gram run by more than three-​​dozen interns. She helped design the program’s web­site, devel­oped its logo and branding and has assisted with reporting on orig­inal con­tent through a variety of media that tran­scend radio and print.

‘Intern Edi­tion’ is an oppor­tu­nity for interns to work on their own sto­ries, to go out and do a story on what­ever they choose,” Cegelis said. “It gives us a chance to create our own mini-​​NPR.”

Cegelis beat out hun­dreds of appli­cants to earn her intern­ship at NPR, which runs from Sep­tember through the end of the December. She arrived in public radio during a tumul­tuous time for the net­work. Last spring, NPR came under heavy fire for its han­dling of the firing of com­men­tator Juan Williams. The media orga­ni­za­tion was also the target of a push in Con­gress to strip its fed­eral funding.

At the same time, NPR has con­tinued to evolve into more of a dig­ital com­pany that pro­vides audio, video, text and photos over the Internet and through Web appli­ca­tions. It went so far as to drop its full name, National Public Radio, in the summer of 2010.

Increas­ingly, NPR is not just radio,” Cegelis said. “We are reaching people through dif­ferent mediums now, more than ever before.”