Internship Showcase: Nick Jr.’s “Go, Diego, Go!”

Diegologo_2 Check out what Duke in New Yorker Sarah Allen, our bilingual Miami native and resident child psychology expert, has to say about her internship:

"Go, Diego, Go! is an educational television program, aimed at children from the ages of three to five.  The show is a spin-off of Dora the Explorer, one of the most acclaimed show on MTV Network’s Nick Jr..  Go, Diego, Go! continues Dora’s bilingual educational television for children.

At Go, Diego, Go!  I work as a research intern.  On Tuesdays, I work to plan and prepare for research with young children later in the week.  Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most important days.  I usually meet the research team at 8:00 AM to visit an elementary school and conduct research. 

When we arrive at the schools, I set up the research environment, strategically placing potato heads, puzzles, markers and paper around the space.  More importantly, I take notes on the children’s interactions with the show and record the children’s responses to "group comprehension questions" at the end of the episode. 

Diego1_2 On Fridays, in addition to compiling the week’s research data, I assist the production team in analyzing the data and adjusting the examined episode accordingly. 

Not only has this internship taught me about the research and production of a children’s educational television show, it has also taught me a great deal about communicating with superiors in a professional setting". 

Currently Sarah is drawing upon her Go, Diego, Go!  experience to research and create a children’s book about adventures in NYC.  In addition to the book, Sarah is creating an extensive documentary film about her research with four and five year-old’s about the book, both prior to and after its creation.Diego2_4

To see and hear the  Go, Diego, Go!  theme song, check out this unfortunately low-quality YouTube video:

   

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3 responses to “Internship Showcase: Nick Jr.’s “Go, Diego, Go!”

  1. cfw

    Sounds like a great internship – the book should be an interesting production, Sarah. Good luck with it!

  2. Sarah Allen

    Thanks Mr. Wilson! I am almost done with my documentary and it has turned out great!

    Kristina- your blog is amazing! I especially love the intern section (not that I am a biased or anything hahaha)!

  3. I usually shop my jewelry, watches, sleepwear, backpacks & bags at Nick Jr. store….

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