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NPR’s Winter/Spring 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: January 11 – April 16, 2021
The NPR Politics Intern will join the Washington Desk just as its reporters covering the White House, Capitol Hill and other critical beats are gearing up to cover the inauguration of the next president. Whether that person is Donald Trump for a second term or Joe Biden, the team will be covering the first 100 days of the new administration in depth and with vigor, and on all platforms – broadcast, digital and in the podcast space. As the NPR Politics intern, you will play a key role. The desk intern does research for reporters and editors, maintains our calendar of events, builds clipboards for radio pieces, builds digital story pages, logs interviews, fact-checks the NPR Politics Podcast and has the opportunity to write for the web. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in journalism, as well as government and politics.
- Maintain the Washington desk calendar
- Conduct research for editors and reporters
- Fact-check the NPR Politics Podcast
- Build clipboards, log tape and write digital posts
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.
- Strong research skills
- Demonstrated interest in journalism, and in government and politics
- Computer literacy
- Good communication and organizational skills
- Ability to learn quickly
PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Knowledge of NPR programming and platforms
- Seniors, grad students, and recent graduates encouraged to apply
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 and cover letter to be considered.
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