A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide and that includes our interns. From day one, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. 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, 2021You should apply for the NPR National Desk Internship if you want nothing more than to be a reporter in public media. This is an internship for those who want to devote their lives to excellent public media journalism. It’s also an internship that’s quite a lot of fun. NPR is a great place to work because of excellent colleagues and state-of the-art technical facilities.INTERN RESPONSIBILITIESAssisting NPR staff reporters, editors, producers, hosts, and freelancers in the creation of news programming.Learning NPR News’s radio journalism ethical standards and practices.Developing radio reporting and producing skills that will prepare the intern for careers at NPR member stations and at NPR itself.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. REQUIRED SKILLS Keen interest in journalismSpecific interest in public mediaSome journalism experience (such as an internship at a local public radio station or job at a college radio station)NOTE: The typical workday is Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm or 8am to 5pm, depending on intern’s location. 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.Want more NPR? Explore the stories behind the stories on our NPR Extra blog. Get social with NPR Extra on Facebook and following @NPRExtra and #NPRLife on Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow our Interns on Instagram for some behind the scenes action! Find more career opportunities at NPR.org/careers and on Twitter at @NPRJobs.