When it started looking for this year’s summer interns, Civil Beat didn’t focus exclusively on former Moanalua High School students.

It just seems that way.

Agatha Danglapin, Madison Choi and Mark Ladao all graduated from Moanalua before moving on to college — Danglapin and Ladao at the University of Hawaii Manoa and Choi at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

The three began their summer internships at Civil Beat last week.

Civil Beat’s summer interns include, from left, Mark Ladao, Agatha Danglapin and Madison Choi.

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Danglapin is our first-ever video production intern, shooting and editing video content for our online platforms.

She just completed her junior year at UH, where she is co-managing editor of Ka Leo, the student newspaper. She is pursuing degrees in communications and English.

Danglapin was born and raised in Honolulu. She can be reached at adanglapin@civilbeat.org.

Choi’s internship is in partnership with the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a program the organization has been offering for years to Hawaii journalists. (It’s what your Gridiron ticket purchases help pay for.) She’ll writing general assignment news stories.

Choi just graduated from Chaminade, where she wrote for the student newspaper, the Silversword. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English and communications.

Prior to her internship at Civil Beat, Choi was an intern on the executive and internal communications team at Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, where she was a contributing writer for the organization’s internal magazine.

She was born and raised in Mililani Mauka. She can be reached at mlchoi@civilbeat.org.

Both Danglapin and Choi will be working full-time during their 10-week internships.

Ladao will be working two days a a week assisting with Civil Beat’s question-and-answer surveys that are being sent out to all candidates for office in the islands this year.

He has lived in Hawaii since 2009 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from UH in 2010. He returned to the Manoa campus last spring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism and writes for Ka Leo.

He can be reached at masladao@civilbeat.org.

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