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Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.
NPR’s Winter/Spring 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: January 11 – April 16, 2021
- Assists in building Web pages and multimedia elements
- Assists with editing photos, video, charts, infographics and animations for science, health and food coverage on NPR.org.
- Writing, researching and updating science, health, development and climate news and feature coverage on the NPR.org site and Science Desk blogs, including Shots, the health blog, and Goats and Soda, our global health and development blog.
- Works with the news desk and digital news team to assist with visual story development including editing of staff and freelance photos
- Preparation of photos for the website
- Building of photo galleries
- Routine administrative tasks
- Attending editorial meetings
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.
- Journalism courses
- Interest and knowledge in science, health and food
- Excellent writing, researching and editing skills
- Still and video shooting skills
- Ability to work quickly, accurately and under deadline pressure
- A self-starter who can respond to feedback and editorial direction
- Ability to pitch and execute original story ideas
- The ability to exhibit creativity and to show flexibility in handling different kinds of assignments
Applications close on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5pm 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.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.
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