Category Archives: Internships

SAJA Internship Fund, application deadline May 20

See below for details about the SAJA Internship Fund. Spread the word! -Mia

I'm writing on behalf of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) about our annual Internship Fund.
The Internship Fund was created to help students who are in financial need, and are reluctant to take on a low-paying or unpaid journalism internship for the summer.
The deadline for this year's internship fund is May 20th, 2016 and we'd love to get a variety of applicants. If you know any students who are looking to get financial support this summer during their internship, please have them apply here:
**Note: you do NOT need to be South Asian to apply. But you must demonstrate an interest in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora.**
Thanks everyone!
Shefali Kulkarni – VP of the South Asian Journalists Association
Anusha Shrivastava – President of the South Asian Journalists Association

Job/internship openings @ Third Coast Audio Fest

If you want to break into radio/audio, GO INTERN WITH THIRD COAST! They do it right. (IMHO). Details below. -Mia


Hi all,
Maya here, from Third Coast in Chicago. We are currently accepting applications for a part-time Production Assistant job, the 2016 ShortDocs internship & the 2016 TC/RHDF Competition internship. Applications for all 3 opportunities are due February 8th. The full details & applications can be found here:

And please help us spread the word far & wide! The Third Coast nest is a fantastic launch pad for anyone looking to start a career in audio storytelling. A couple of quotes you can spread around:

– "TCIAF has a reputation for growing… some of the most talented and most hard-working minds in radio." – The AV Club
– "2 of my 5 producers were Third Coast interns." – Roman Mars, 99% Invisible & Radiotopia
– "Not only will you gain unparalleled experience in the audio storytelling field, you can also get karate tips from Re:sound's own Gwen Macasai. SHE IS A BLACK BELT." – Pidgey (TC's mascot/guide)

Apply now for a Spring 2016 Israel Story Internship!

Seems like a big ask to go to Israel to work for free, but if you're itching to travel and need to get some work experience while you're there, this might be right for you. Details below. -Mia

Israel Story is a documentary storytelling radio show/podcast, and we’re looking for interns for the English version of our show. Now’s especially exciting time to join— we recently launched our second English season in co-production with Tablet Magazine, and distributed by PRX!

For this position, you could choose to live in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv-Yafo. Either way, you’ll get to explore the country as you help us find and tell the stories of Israel’s most interesting characters.

This position begins in February, and is a 4-5 month commitment, which could lead to a longer-term, paid job. The position is unpaid, but outside funding may be available, for instance via a Masa grant.

Candidates with experience in audio production, production logistics, storytelling, multimedia production, journalism, and/or social media are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and links for 2-3 examples of your work to:

About Israel Story:

Israel Story is one of the most popular national radio shows in Israel, and the country’s first storytelling podcast of its kind. Hosted by Mishy Harman, Israel Story shines a light on the big and little dramas that comprise life in Israel, amplifying voices that are rarely heard in the mainstream media. Israel Story recently branched out into English, co-producing its first English season with Tablet Magazine, and now a second season (in English) with Tablet and the public-radio powerhouse PRX. The show has gotten a lot of tremendously positive attention–it was featured in the New York Times, an episode was selected as one of the top 10 best podcast episodes of 2014, and stories from the first season have been heard on NPR stations across the US, including as the Mother’s Day special on WNYC. Our stories have been featured on award-winning nationally syndicated shows like ‘Radiolab,’ ‘Snap Judgment,’ and ‘To the Best of Our Knowledge‘.

(Very) hands-on internships with the EW Scripps Company in DC

Paid internships with DecodeDC and the Scripps investigative team. Seems like a great place to get some hands-on experience. details below. -Mia


The EW Scripps Company in Washington D.C. is looking to hire two interns for the winter/spring. These internships are paid–they pay minimum wage.  

I'm the current DecodeDC intern, and it's amazing. It's a small operation, so you really get the chance to pitch ideas, write scripts, and do production work. Plus the staff is so friendly and supportive that it verges on the absurd.
All inquiries and applications (cover letter + resume + portfolio) can be sent to Ellen Weiss at


The E.W. Scripps Company’s  Washington Bureau is looking for interns to work with our multimedia news professionals. We need ambitious, curious, high energy, talented emerging journalists to support our national investigative team and DecodeDC/podcast team.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Recent graduates and current students.


·         Fall: 10 weeks (Sept – December)**

·         Winter Spring: 10 weeks (January-April)**

·         Summer: 10 weeks (June-August)**

**All internships are 30-40 hours per week

PAY: Prevailing wage for Washington, D.C. internship

LODGING: None provided



In addition you can send cover letter, resume and links to portfolio to  Ellen Weiss, vice president and Washington Bureau Chief,  at



·         Fall Internship: August 1

·         Winter Internship: November 15

·         Summer Internship: April 15




·        Investigative Team – Investigative journalism is at the core of the Scripps National Bureau. We are looking for emerging reporters and producers capable of working with a team on deep dive projects as well as shorter term stories.  Research, interviewing, data, visual story telling are all skills that will help support our team – which produces investigative stories for broadcast, print and digital outlets. Teamwork and a desire to collaborate with others in the bureau is essential.  You would be working with a top notch investigative editor, executive producer and reporters. And you’d be working for a company that has the spine to stand up to Warren Buffet, Ford and the FBI – and believes investigative reporting is core to its mission.


·         DecodeDC/Podcast Team – DecodeDC is weekly podcast and website for reliable, honest and highly entertaining insight and explanation about politics and government. This team is also developing new podcasts as part of Scripps expansion into audio. If you are experienced in audio production, delight in story telling and narrative journalism, are a creative and smart user of social media, enjoy showcasing stories in the digital space, have a passion for ideas, politics and governance and embrace the opportunity to have some fun while keeping journalism at the highest level, this is the place to be.

Latino USA seeks interns

Latino USA is a lovely place to work – they're looking for interns! Details below.
NPR's weekly program Latino USA is take applications for interns to work at our office in New York. These positions are most appropriate for undergrad or graduate journalism students, but could also suit very early career professionals. We're a small shop, so there is plenty of opportunity for real hands-on radio production. Below is a description of the internships and information on how to apply.

Radio Internship
About The Futuro Media Group | The Futuro Media Group is an independent non-profit media organization dedicated to producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. The Futuro Media Group works in the public interest, informing the public about compelling narratives, real lives and important stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Founded in April 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, The Futuro Media Group is the producer of the award-winning “Latino USA” radio program, which has run on National Public Radio for more than 20 years. In 2012, our first full-length television program aired: “America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia,” which explores issues of changing demographics and the “new mainstream:” immigration, democracy, civic engagement, and what it means to be an American.

About The Internship—Radio | The Futuro Media Group seeks self-starters to aid in the production of the weekly National Public Radio show Latino USA. The show has been on air for 20 years and is a trusted source for news and cultural trends affecting Latinos in the U.S. The show is distributed by NPR and produced by The Futuro Media Group. The staff is small, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.

Depending on skill level and show production needs, interns will:

· Prepare and update databases of sources and organizations;
· Respond to email and phone queries;
· Research segment topics and interview subjects;
· Pre-interview subjects before they come to studio;
· Participate in editorial and production meetings;
· Research and gather materials for show website;
· Produce and/or assemble multimedia components for show website;
· Assist in assembling the weekly show website and email newsletter;
· Assist in reporting and recording audio for stories produced in-house;
· Assist in writing some simple scripts for host interviews;
· Assist in editing audio from studio interviews;
· Develop and produce 1-3 stories for radio.

· Advanced matriculated college student—graduate or advanced undergraduate
· Good people skills, personable, punctual, and mature.
· Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment.
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
· Excellent, snappy, vibrant writing, especially for radio and web;
· Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines;
· Ability to work independently;
· Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members;

Desired skills:
· Ability to research and become an “instant expert” on any subject;
· Familiarity with news outlets from around the country;
· Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and racial/ethnic demographics of communities around the U.S.;
· Familiarity with news and people research databases such as LexisNexis, Factiva;
· Familiarity with radio production process;
· Familiarity with radio recording equipment and with sound editing software (ProTools);
· Familiarity with html coding, web design and WordPress templates.
· Good writing, extremely detail oriented, good at QA checking and copy-editing
· Ability to understand workflow for big and small projects
· Bicultural/bilingual
· Strong interest in public media/progressive voices

To apply:
Send cover letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences line up with what Latino USA does, as well as a resume and a writing sample of no more than 3 pages, something that shows off your mastery of style and content and resume to Nancy Trujillo, Internship Coordinator, at with the subject line: Radio Intern Application. No calls please. If you have produced radio, please send 1-2 samples of work as .mp3s or .wav files.

Call for Interns for MEGAPOLIS festival 2015, Oakland, June 5-7

Megapolis is coming to Oakland and they need help! Unpaid, but good schmoozing opportunity for newbies. Details below.

The upcoming MEGAPOLIS festival will be held in Oakland June 5-7th, 2015.
We will be needing an intern or two to help with the organizational efforts as things start ramping up to the new year.

The internship is unpaid or can apply for college credits. Several Radiotopia producers are involved with the festival along with many fantastic artists and media people. The internship will appeal to any one who is interested in media+arts+technology+audio related things.

Here's the ad –

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MEGAPOLIS Audio Art Festival is Looking for Dedicated Individuals Like You
The 4th Megapolis Audio Festival, a weekend-long series of events dedicated to the art of sound, is coming to various venues in Oakland on June 5-7th, 2015. And we need your help! We facilitate workshops, produce stage performances, run tours, set up and tear down installations, and do all sorts of fun stuff.  We attract all sorts of artists working with sound including documentarians, technologists, musicians, educators, urban planners, scientists, radio producers, and fans who want to meet other crazy people making crazy things. And we would like you to be a part of it.
We could use some dedicated interns to do specific tasks in the coming months. We need your help with everything from cataloging artist proposals to updating social media accounts to making buttons for festival attendees. Or just helping during the festival itself. The main qualities we look for are reliability and good energy. 
The internship is alas unpaid (or can be worth college credits), however you will have full access to all festival events, be around some incredibly creative arts/media/tech people, and make contacts. If you have an interest in working with us on something great, please email us at with a short bio, your availability, and your skills and interests. Get in touch!

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WNYC’s Death, Sex, and Money seeks spring intern

I don't often post internships, but I love this show. Get in on the ground floor of a fab new program. No deadline listed.

Death, Sex & Money Internship – Spring 2015
New York, NY

NYPR seeks a  highly motivated intern for “Death, Sex & Money,” the bi-weekly podcast about the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more, hosted by Anna Sale and produced by WNYC. 

The intern will work with the entire DSM staff to learn how to create content for the podcast and the website. The successful candidate will be passionate, curious and informed about a wide range of topics.

Studio 360 seeks spring interns, application deadline Oct 19

Intern at Studio 360! Details below. -Mia


Studio 360 interns make radio, not coffee. The also write for and help produce our new blog and podcast, sideshow.


We’re looking for interns for our winter/spring term – roughly Jan-May. We don’t pay much (it’s more of a meal stipend situation), which is unfortunate. But we do teach you things. We’re super serious about making sure our interns learn a ton of stuff while they’re here.


If you or someone you know might be a good match, please apply! The deadline is October 19.


Application info:

Term: roughly Jan-May


Studio 360’s internship is a hands-on experience. Interns sit in on editorial meetings, gather research, pitch ideas, collect materials for the website, and learn a variety of tasks involved in producing a weekly program. Over the course of the term, they gain fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will assist staff mentors with producing segments for the show.

Intern with Slate’s The Gist!

Hey students! Intern with Slate's new daily news show The Gist with Mike Pesca. It's a paid gig, ideal for a current student or one within a year of graduation. Details below.

The Gist seeks our first intern. We are a team of two producing a daily show, and we'll rely on you quiet a bit in the hours you're with us. 

Every day is different, but the range of duties include booking guests, engineering live interviews, pulling clips, audio editing, Vine-making, social media, basic research, and writing daily show descriptions. Interns are invited to be involved in every aspect of making a daily podcast.

To be considered for this internship, you should have solid writing skills and be able to take direction. A passion for news, radio, and podcasts are a plus. Audio editing skills are a big plus. Candidates must be available to work in Slate’s New York office. 

This internship is paid. We pay $10/hour and interns are strictly limited to 10 hours work/week. Ideally we'd love to work with someone 2 full days/week. The internship will begin asap, and last for 90 days from the start of the internship. 

To apply, email a résumé and very brief statement of interest to Please use the subject line “Slate’s The Gist Internship.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Oct 1, 2014.