SOTRU Call for Interns, application deadline June 5

Hey folks. State of the Re:Union is looking for their next round of interns. It's about 10 hours/week, unpaid, but you can work from anywhere and learn with a great group of radio folks. Details below!

State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is a dynamic NPR show that combines hour-long radio documentary episodes with short videos, photography,

music and blog posts to reach audiences online and over the airwaves. For each episode, SOTRU travels to a different American city or town.
Our mission is to tell stories that bring American life into focus, examining the things that divide us as well as the ties that bind us together. We currently air on more than 200 stations across the U.S.

SOTRU currently has several openings for interns for our next production season, June 15 – September 30 (candidates are very welcome

to start earlier if available). Duties include transcribing interviews, story research, pre-interviewing, and podcast / multimedia
production. Interns are invited to listen in on editorial calls with our host, editor and radio producers as we shape each episode, story by story.

  • We have a new position available this summer for one person to intern with award-winning independent producer Lu Olkowski on a special hour-long episode that Lu summarizes this way: "This is a story about a pint-sized community in Appalachian Ohio whose residents appear to be white yet cling to the notion that they are, in fact, black." This would be an extraordinary opportunity to dig into American notions of race in a deep, considered way, and to get exposure to long-form documentary production.*

    To be considered for a SOTRU internship, you should have a strong creative background, solid writing skills and be able to take
    direction. Self-starters who value attention to detail have particularly enjoyed interning with us. Audio and video editing skills
    are very welcome. Our staff works remotely, and you can too; people anywhere in the U.S. can apply. This internship is unpaid, and we generally ask for about 10 hours a week, sometimes more during busy weeks.

    You can read more and listen to the show right on our website, If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume by June 5 to:

    internships(at)stateofthereunion(dot) com

    We will evaluate candidates on a rolling basis, so earlier applicants may snap up available positions. Thanks for reading and spread the word!

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