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NPR’s Winter/Spring 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: Jan. 11 – April 16, 2021
Are you passionate about creative digital storytelling and emerging social platforms? Do you want to work on self-directed story ideas? Ready to join a team that will treat you like the budding journalist you are — and not the intern who gets boring assignments?
NPR’s Digital News team is looking for a winter/spring intern, and we want to hear from you. Send a cover letter, resume and samples of your best published journalism. NOTE: This is primarily a reporting and writing internship, and the schedule for this position may include some weekend hours.
- Work closely with NPR’s digital editors and other journalists to pitch, report and write original stories for digital platforms.
- Leverage social media to help spot trends, report stories and engage NPR’s digital audiences.
- Write quick-turn blog posts tied to newsmaker interviews produced for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other radio shows.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- LOCATION: Must be planning to work from the United States and authorized to work in the United States throughout the Winter/Spring 2021 internship dates.
- EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship.
- Demonstrated experience in content creation for digital platforms
- Demonstrated daily reporting and writing experience
- Experience/interest in producing multimedia interactives
- Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately and under daily deadline pressure
- Knowledge of current events
- A self-starter who can respond to feedback and editorial direction
- Some editing experience for a college or community publication is highly desirable
- Copy-editing experience, including strong knowledge of AP style, is a plus
Applications close on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume, cover letter, and writing samples/portfolio to be considered.
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