State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is a nationally-aired radio show distributed by PRX and and NPR and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For each hour-long episode, SOTRU travels to a different American city or town to tell the most extraordinary stories of community that are unfolding on the ground in that place. Our mission is to bring American life into focus, examining the things that divide us as well those that bind us together.
Each season, SOTRU welcomes a group of interns to assist with production. Duties include transcribing interviews, story research, pre-interviewing, and 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.
To be considered for this 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 a big plus. 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.
Internships for our winter/spring 2014 season will run from Nov. 1, 2013 until April 30th, 2014.
In addition, we’ll be selecting one intern to help work on our upcoming collaboration with the multimedia platform Cowbird and the interactive documentary Hollow, focusing on rural America. If you’d like to be considered for that internship, please indicate so in your cover letter.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Nov. 1st.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org