National Radio Project’s Making Contact is looking for interns

Wanna learn radio from folks who know what they're talking about? NRP's Making Contact is looking for interns. No pay, but valuable experience. Some FC members have worked there for a long time so let me know if you want more info and I'll put you in touch.


National Radio Project's Making Contact Internship
The National Radio Project, producer of Making Contact, seeks
Organizational and Production interns.

Making Contact is an internationally syndicated, public affairs
program, heard on 139 radio stations.

Making Contact currently has several available unpaid internships.
College credit can be given, but is not necessary.

    * Production Intern
    * Development Intern
    * Social Marketing Intern

 We are seeking individuals who are energetic, respectful, and
professional team players. Interns should possess a commitment to
social justice and the desire to support the use of media to inform,
inspire, and move people to take action.

Interns will gain excellent experience working on, Making Contact, an
award-winning weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs
program. Come join our team of highly trained and experienced staff
in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. National Radio
Project is an Equal Opportunity Organization and does not discriminate
on the basis of gender, color, sexual preference, disability, national
origin, religion, or economic status.

Production Intern
National Radio Project is looking for a 12-20hr/week Production
Intern. The intern must be reliable and flexible, familiar with
community and public radio, and able to make a 6-12 month commitment.
The intern will learn how to produce a radio segment or feature for
"Making Contact." (S)he will learn audio editing, voicing, script
writing, interviewing and field reporting. By the time the intern
leaves, he or she will have produced at least one piece for us for
national broadcast.


    * Must have excellent research skills.
    * Ability to book and conduct interviews (in-person and phone
interviews) and assist in script writing
    * Qualified individuals should have a basic knowledge of how to
use a microphone, digital audio recorder, headphones, and how to plug
into a multbox.
    * Some knowledge of Cool Edit Pro/Pro Tools/Sound Forge or any
other applicable editing software is preferred.
    * Additional responsibilities include: transcription, audio
editing, selecting soundbites/clips, participating in
listening/critique sessions and attending meetings, as needed.

To Apply: Download the production internship application at our
website: Copy
and Paste into a Word document, and send completed application to along with an introductory e-mail letter (2-3
paragraphs is fine) and resume.

Development Intern
National Radio Project seeks a 6-12 hours/week Development Intern to
support a range of activities, including: research, online social
networking, and administrative support.

    * Manage individual donor communications, including donor letters,
acknowledgements and tracking.
    * Assist with editing E-newsletters and mail appeals
    * Database entry to support communication with our supporters.
    * Provide administrative support to Associate Director and
Executive Director.
    * Identify and research potential foundation and individual donors.
    * Assisting in researching and editing grant proposals;

Social Marketing Intern
National Radio Project is looking for a 6-10hr/week Social Marketing
Intern. Some tasks include:

    * Be part of a team that develops strategies to increase our
online presence..
    * Manage online social networking sites like Making Contact’s
Facebook Fan page, Twitter, etc. to continue to engage and communicate
with supporters.
    * Corresponding with blogs and social media portals that cover the
environment, gender, immigration, and other topics we cover.
    * Researching and identifying potential publicity opportunities
and exploring ways in which we might engage our audience.

To Apply: Download the organizational internship application at our
website: Copy
and Paste into a Word document, and send completed application to along with an introductory e-mail letter (2-3
paragraphs is fine) and resume.

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