Part of our internship program involves each intern writing a weekly blog about a particular topic they’ve learned or discovered. Today, Drew Gowan, interning with us this summer from Hanover College, has tackled the blog:

Honestly, this post can be a little tricky to write. That is because there are a lot of variables that can go into a day in the life of an intern here at Nine13sports. First of all, there are four interns here: Jack, Michael, Claire and muah (Drew). Now, our days are essentially the same but can differ in a number of small ways. Each day on the job can be similar but carries its own surprises with it.

Drew Blog

Our summer interns gearing up for an eventful day at the Indy Criterium this past Saturday. They’re helping us get thousands of kids riding bikes this summer!

Typically, we get to the office at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. on Thursdays) and sometimes earlier if we have a special event, and also sometimes later if you accidently set your alarm to 8 p.m. instead of a.m. (it happens alright sheesh)! When we get to the office we usually hang out and do some work, mess with the bikes, write blog posts, or coordinate plans for the upcoming Boys & Girls Club site. Following our time at the office, we head out to whichever Boys & Girls Club site that we are going to for the day. During the school year we would normally go to schools to set up our bikes, but now while its summer, we set up our bikes at Boys and Girls Clubs around Indianapolis.

When we get to our destination we roll all of the goods out of the trailer and into the building. We set up the TV, put the bikes on the trainers, and connect them to the TV. Then we make sure all the bikes are working by spinning the back wheel. Then the real fun begins.

After we have everything set up all the kids come running in and hop on the bikes. We give them our safety spiel and instructions on what to do then 3…2…1… GO GO GO! All the kids start pedaling as hard as they can. This process is repeated over and over as new kids come over to ride the bikes. Some kids need some extra motivation, therefore, during their races we will shout encouragement to them to pedal harder, or to finish strong.

When it’s all said and done we tear everything back down and pack it back up into the trailer and head back to base camp at Shortridge High School. And that ladies and gentlemen is a sneak peak into a day in the life of a Nine13sports intern.