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NPR’s Winter/Spring 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: January 11 – April 16, 2021
This is a chance to be part of NPR’s innovation lab, to help incubate and produce experimental content from across the newsroom.
The Story Lab is looking for a self-starter with audio production skills, strong ideas and the ability to help manage complicated projects. The intern will be on the ground-floor developing the next generation of NPR content, including supporting podcasts through our Story Lab Workshop, developing pitches with NPR staff, producing content and sharing lessons learned within NPR and beyond. This is a great opportunity to try out a lot of different approaches—from producing podcasts to broadcast series to web stories—with reporters and producers from every corner of NPR.
- Supporting teams in the Story Lab Workshop
- Meeting with newsroom staff to develop lab projects
- Assist with audio production for Story Lab projects
- Booking guests, setting up meetings, as needed
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.
- Audio production skills
- Self-motivated, able to initiate Lab projects with newsroom staff
- Organized, able to help manage Lab projects with the senior producer
- A passion for audio storytelling, as well as other mediums
- An interest in the changing media industry and it’s impact on public media
- Strong writing skills
- A portfolio of work, either audio or video
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 portfolio to be considered.
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