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NPR’s Winter/Spring 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: January 11 – April 16, 2021
Do you ever wonder about the future of work? Or the impacts of tariffs? Do you have strong feelings about the productivity paradox? Are you a regular listener of The Indicator from Planet Money? (A must!) Are you ready to hit the phones in search of the perfect character? To read the footnotes of CRS reports? To write the perfect tweet that celebrates the glory of the yield curve? Do you read nerdy econ and business blogs for fun?
We’re a very small, highly productive team of deeply curious economics and business reporters, and we love telling stories and geeking out about economics. We make five short podcasts a week, and every day is a dash to do the best we can, find the smartest guests, the freshest insights. We’d love to have you along for the journey, even if it’s just for a few months. We love to teach, and we’re looking for someone who’s eager to learn.
If this sounds like something you can throw yourself into for a semester, please apply! We’ll be in touch.
- Fact-check each episode
- Provide feedback at edits
- Write copy for npr.org
- Regularly post to Indicator social media accounts
- Monitor The Indicator’s inbox and social media accounts for feedback from listeners
- Do research into your ideas, and ours
- Pitch great stories
- Book guests
- Mix past episodes for rebroadcast
SHORT TERM PROJECTS AND GOALS
Per the intern’s career aspirations, there are a number of concrete tasks we have in place that can help them reach their goals. These include:
- Production work: Cutting down and mixing past episodes of The Indicator for rebroadcast on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
- Writing and Editing: Taking on the responsibility of writing copy for each episode to be published on npr.org. Contributing to daily episode edits.
- Reporting: While field reporting is at a minimum at the moment, the intern can have the opportunity to help book and pre-interview guests on a weekly basis.
- Social Media: The intern can take on the full responsibility of creating robust social media content and expanding The Indicator’s reach in a meaningful way.
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.
- Excellent writing, researching and analytical skills
- Knowledge of or at least interest in economics and business
- Ability to work independently, quickly and accurately, while under deadline pressure
- Web skills including knowledge of basic blogging software and social media strategy
- An interest in engaging audiences on social media
- Ability to remain calm and communicate clearly on tight deadlines
- Experience with audio software (Pro Tools, DAVID/MTE, etc) a plus, but not required
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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