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NPR’s Summer 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: June 1 – August 20, 2021
Come help NPR do the kind of journalism that embraces the rich diversity of the country. You’ll work with journalists from one of America’s most dynamic newsrooms and learn the skills of vetting sources and matching them to the most important stories of the day. The Diverse Sources Intern builds the Source of the Week database, a resource created for NPR and its Member stations. In this role, you’ll touch all parts of NPR news and work with the Editorial Training team to help in our efforts to look and sound like America. In the process you’ll learn as much as your curiosity can handle about radio and digital journalism from some of the country’s most skilled practitioners.
- Research potential NPR sources and build resource pages for selected sources
- Help newsroom editors and producers as requested on sourcing for daily news
- Craft weekly email newsletter featuring Source of the Week
- Coordinate with NPR and public radio station editors who contribute to the database
- Use social media to connect Source of the Week sources to the broader journalism community
- Assist the Chief Diversity Officer and Training team in selected, organization-wide programs
WHO CAN APPLY?
- LOCATION: Must be planning to work from the United States and authorized to work in the United States throughout the Summer 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 communication skills, written and verbal
- Ability to work independently
- Strong social media skills
- A passion for news and an interest in matters of race, ethnicity and culture
Applications close on Friday, February 26th 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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