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The Dinner Party Download is looking for an intern in LA

LA internship with The Dinner Party Download. For college credit only – but a very cool show! Forward to your favorite West Coast learners. Details HERE and below.


Position Summary:


Do you have a passion for the arts, entertainment, storytelling, and music? Want to explore the frontiers of food and cocktails? Looking to make waves in public radio? (Do you have a high tolerance for terrible puns?!)  The Dinner Party Download wants YOU to apply for our fall/winter internship.

The Dinner Party Download is a national culture show, airing on 135+ stations, that provides listeners with all of the information and bon mots they'll need to "win" their dinner parties.  Each week's episode brings together interviews with leading entertainers, memorable stories, music, and food trends and serves them up with a fresh, irreverent tone.  This is an opportunity for interns to gain hands-on production experience with one of public radio's fastest-growing shows.

Internships will last up to 6 months. Interns work typically 2-3 days a week, for a total of 15-20 hours.  These are volunteer/unpaid internships and must be completed in conjunction with college-level course credit.

The Intern will be an integral part of The Dinner Party Download team. This job would be perfect for individuals with a deep interest in film/TV, music, books, theater, fashion and art. The DPD team is especially looking for candidates with experience in – or a passion for – the behind-the-scenes production work that makes for great radio (i.e. crafting/editing stories in sound).

Past interns with the DPD have gone on to develop their skills further via internships and (paid) jobs with KPCC, Snap JudgmentWeekend Edition, and, well, The Dinner Party Download.


Position Responsibility:

  • Sound editing: edit rough drafts of our Soundtrack, Guest List, and Eavesdropping segments.  (Prior audio editing experience is necessary as a foundation to build upon.)    
  • Research odd news and under-the-radar stories for hosts to discuss in their "Small Talk" segment, as well as for occasional appearances on the business show Marketplace.
  • Research details of historical events we could talk about in our History/Cocktail segment.
  • Identify potential bars/bartenders to pair with the history in our cocktail segment, and practice booking phone interviews with these guests.
  • Record and edit news clip montage to be used in our "Small Talk" segment.
  • Help identify upcoming artworks, people, events that should be on our booking radar.
  • Keep tabs on new books and other media coming into office, and add to database.
  • Log music used in each episode; post completed segments to Soundcloud.
  • There may be opportunities to do "tape synchs" (taped interviews with remote guests.)


Required Education and Experience:

  • Current college student or college graduate. Broadcast journalism, Radio/Film, English, Music, or Audio Engineering majors preferred. Others are still very welcome to apply. 
  • College course credit is required.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent written communication skills a must.
  • Knowledge of some sound editing (i.e. Pro-Tools, Audacity, Audition, DAVID, Dalet, etc) a must.
  • Fluent computer skills with the knowledge of basic Internet & computer standards.
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision. (The production team is small, which means there will be bouts of independent work interspersed with 1:1 guidance.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively & effectively with colleagues in multiple departments.
  • Ability to work with changing deadlines & in fast-paced environment.
  • Energetic & motivated to serve online audiences.
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines & quick turnaround.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • We'll provide training on how to use our equipment and DAVID editing system, but pre-existing familiarity with DAVID would be a nice bonus.
  • Openness to creating content for web and fueling the expansion of our site / social media.
  • Some background with field recording a plus.
  • Adeptness with Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets.


Reporting To This Position:                N/A


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

Physical Demands:   

  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions
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State of the Re:Union accepting applications for interns, deadline May 27

Great show – great opportunity! See below. -Mia 
State of the Re:Union is seeking interns for our next season. Please check out the description below and forward on to the aspiring radio-makers in your life. Deadline is May 27th! People anywhere in the U.S. can apply.

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 fall 2014 season will run from June 1, 2014, until September 30, 2014.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 27, 2014.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to: internships(at)stateofthereunion(dot)com

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Clocktower Productions/Art on Air internship, NYC

For you NYC radio folks. Alas, it's unpaid, but this internship with Art on Air sounds pretty cool. Details below.


Clocktower Productions is an art production institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio. Founded in 1972 by Alanna Heiss, Clocktower is the oldest alternative art project in NW. For 40 years, the institution has produced seminal exhibitions and performances by some of the most important artists of our time. After leaving its historic Tribeca tower in Dec. 2013, Clocktower engaged in contracted partnerships with 6 cultural institutions in 3 boroughs: Pioneer Works (Red Hook), Knockdown Center (Maspeth), Playland Motel (Far Rockaway), and Times Square Arts and Neuehouse (Manhattan). These venues host Clocktower exhibitions, performances, residencies, radio, and administrative activities.

Over the decades, Clocktower has presented work by Gordon Matta-Clark, Max Neuhaus, Lynda Benglis, Dennis Oppenheim, Vito Acconci, Nam June Paik, Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, and Christian Marclay, among many others. Today, Clocktower presents a full program of exhibitions, performances, and residencies honoring the spirit of the alternative spaces movement by focusing on experimental, interdisciplinary and intergenerational work.

Clocktower's radio station is a free online audio archive operating at lts 6,000 hours of content feature non-commercial music, audio art, spoken word, cultural news, history and dialogue, and new media innovation. The radio's mission is to excel as a globally accessible, technically innovative deliverer of content, through a curated radio-style stream of shows and searchable on-demand archive. Clocktower production and public programs, the radio station, and website function as a laboratory for experimentation and a resource for distribution of and access to the arts.

Internship description
Clocktower Productions is looking for a dynamic intern interested in all things cultural. Every week Clocktower produces a 24 hour radio stream of artist interviews, music, and on location recordings. We're looking for an intern to help create content for and maintain our online radio station site,


  • Researching and writing radio program descriptions

  • Curating and processing images for radio programs

  • Editing and archiving radio programs 

  • With time, opportunity to pitch shows


  • Writing skills – high proficiency required, style a plus

  • Familiarity with Excel

  • Some knowledge of HTML

  • A willingness to work hard and learn fast

Helpful Skills:

  • Audio editing experience

  • Adobe Creative Suite experience

While this internship is unpaid, rewards include meeting interesting people, making great contacts, staff field trips to various cultural events, and gaining invaluable experience for a career in the arts.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to

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2014 Internships with leading Western environmental magazine, High Country News

See below for info about High Country News' six-month internships (free housing plus a small stipend). -Mia

High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic interns to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 11 Western states.

High Country News, published twice-monthly in Paonia, Colo., is a nonprofit newsmagazine and website "for people who care about the West." The magazine reaches 25,000 subscribers — an estimated 60,000 readers — and the website reaches thousands more, including grassroots activists, public land managers, tribal officials, government policymakers, educators, students and interested citizens.

The Los Angeles Times has written that High Country News is "the most influential environmental journal in the Mountain West," and according to Newsweek, "High Country News is a must for anyone following land use issues west of the 100th meridian." Our hard-hitting coverage has won many major journalism awards during the past few years, including:
* Utne Independent Press Awards for Best Environmental Coverage and Best Local/Regional Coverage
* Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism
* George Polk Award
* First Person Narrative award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors
* Science Journalism Award from the American Association for Advancement of Science
* Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism
* James V. Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism

Every year, High Country News offers four to six internship positions, each six months long. Two to three new interns join us each June and January; we provide free housing and a $200-per-week stipend. To help defray moving costs, an additional $500 travel stipend is available upon successful completion of the internship. One exceptional candidate from each session may have the option of staying on another six months as an editorial fellow — a higher-paid, higher-output position.

Our interns and fellows are a key part of the HCN team; aside from a few minor tasks such as sorting the mail and answering phones, interns spend most of their time researching, interviewing, writing, and developing content — both for print and online. We pride ourselves on fairness, accuracy and good writing, and we expect no less of our interns.

For all of our internship positions, a bachelor's degree or equivalent and some prior journalism experience and/or education is preferred. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with High Country News and who have lived in the West and know its environmental and community issues. Photographic experience and familiarity with audio and visual programs such as Final Cut Pro and Flash, as well as radio or video experience are all pluses. We strongly encourage Native American journalists, Hispanic journalists and those from other under-represented backgrounds to apply.

All interns and fellows work with the staff editors to write news stories for the website and for the newsmagazine, ranging in length from 250 to 1,600 words. Depending on their experience and ability, they may also get the opportunity to write a 2,500- to 5,000-word feature story. Our editing process is rigorous — all copy goes through two layers of editing and it is not unusual for a story to see six or eight drafts. Reporting is generally conducted over the phone and the Internet, but we do have money to send each intern out into the field at least once to do on-the-ground work.
Our interns and fellows go on to become leaders in journalism and politics. They pursue careers as reporters, editors, educators, lawyers, policymakers and freelance writers.

Upcoming start dates and application deadlines are as follows. Applications must be received in our office by the deadline date.

Summer/Fall 2014
Start date – July 7, 2014
End date – December 12, 2014
(Applications must be received by March 31, 2014)

Winter/Spring 2015
Start date – Jan. 5, 2015
End date – mid-June, 2015
(Applications must be received by Oct. 10, 2014)

In the past, we have required a hardcopy application, but we are transitioning to a paperless process. Applicants should send an email with attached cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (phone and email), and three writing samples (plus multimedia samples, if applicable) to Associate Editor Sarah Gilman at sarah (at) Please be sure to include "intern application" in the subject line.

If e-mail application is not an option, candidates may also mail their materials to

Associate Editor Sarah Gilman
High Country News
P.O. Box 1090
Paonia, CO 81428
Call 970-527-4898 or email sarah (at) for further information.

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Digital Curation Internship/Volunteer Opportunity at WFMU

Free Music Archive @ WFMU
Digital Curation Internship & Volunteer Opportunity
Students looking for hands-on experience in the world of digital archives, online audio curation, social media, and music are encouraged to apply to be a Digital Curation Intern or Volunteer at WFMU’s Free Music Archive in Jersey City, NJ.
We accept Interns who are currently enrolled in school. We also welcome Volunteers, no longer in school, who are interested in experience with digital curation.
Your work as a digital curator may include any of the following depending on your interests and experience: curating audio and video content via the FMA website; cataloguing new additions to the archive using the FMA’s Content Management System (CMS); blog posts and other editorial contributions; curation of relevant online materials through social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo; basic audio editing; crafting e-newsletters; soliciting new additions to the archive; assisting with direct licensing projects; independent research projects.
The following skills and/or interests may be helpful, but are not required:

  • Working towards a degree in Library & Information Science or Media/Communications
  • Previous online writing experience and basic HTML
  • Basic audio production skills are a plus
  • Attention to detail & self-motivated commitment to high-quality work
  • Familiarity with copyright law and Creative Commons
  • Enthusiasm for freeform radio, free culture, music, and/or online technology
  • Experience in the independent music world
Terms last about four months and require at least a 8-21 hour/week commitment; The internship takes place at WFMU in Jersey City, NJ. Terms coincide with the academic calendar: roughly September-December, January-April, and May-August.
How to Apply:
Send us a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to intern or volunteer at the FMA and what you hope to gain from your experience. We also ask that you 1) Describe a release on the FMA that you really like, and say why 2) Make us a thematic mix on the FMA, and include a link.
Please submit your application and any questions you may have to

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BackStory with the American History Guys seeks two FT positions and a summer intern

BackStory is currently accepting applications for the following open staff positions. If you have questions about anything here, please put them in writing and send them to


BackStory with the American History Guys is seeking an Editor to join its Charlottesville-based radio production staff. The Editor will coordinate production of each of the program’s weekly episodes, and supervise the editing of all show content, including host interviews, listener calls, script copy, and reported pieces. The Editor will also oversee audience outreach and engagement efforts for each episode, collaborating with fellow producers to utilize and develop the program’s social media and other digital assets. The Editor will also work closely with BackStory’s historian-hosts in the studio, directing their recording of interviews, analysis, and narration.

Competitive candidates will be passionate, curious, and skilled radio professionals who are enthusiastic about the program’s mission of making historical scholarship relevant and accessible to a broad audience. Experience editing the work of others is a must, and supervisory experience in a journalistic setting will be considered a definite plus. The Editor must be comfortable engaging intellectually challenging content under tight deadlines. Candidates with a background in U.S. history, American studies, or a related area of the humanities will be particularly well suited to the demands of the position.

View complete details and apply online through UVA Human Resources. >>


BackStory with the American History Guys is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, creative associate producer to join the show’s production team. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of show production, including research, generating segment ideas, booking, directing of hosts, scripting, field recording, and editing. Associate producers also assist in maintaining the program’s online presence and may help to create and disseminate related multimedia content.

Competitive candidates will share a passion for making the study of American history accessible and relevant to a broad public audience. Applicants should have extensive experience with audio and/or multimedia production software (preferably Pro Tools). They should possess excellent research, writing, conceptual, organizational, and decision-making abilities, have an active interest in current events, and feel comfortable engaging high-level humanities scholars and scholarship. A background or experience in the field of American history and journalism is preferred.

View complete details and apply online through UVA Human Resources. >>


BackStory is seeking a summer intern to join its Charlottesville-based staff. Although some remote work is possible, the majority of the four-month internship will take place at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, where the program is produced. Interns will be expected to devote 10-20 hours per week to the program, and will receive a stipend prorated to the number of hours they work, not to exceed $2,250 in total. If you are a student, we’re also willing to work with your host institution to arrange for school credit for the internship.

The intern will be involved in a wide range of production tasks, with a particular emphasis on maintaining and growing the program’s social media presence. He/she can expect to devote a significant portion of each week to cultivating and participating in the program’s social media presence. The intern will also sit in on editorial meetings, and participate in editorial discussions with staff producers. Interns receive basic training in the use of Pro Tools (the industry standard for digital audio editing), and basic studio engineering practices. Self-starters who display an interest in and facility for field reporting may also have the opportunity to report, voice, and produce stand-alone segments for the radio show.

The ideal candidate will have an active interest in the field of history, and will be an avid consumer — if not creator — of digital and/or audio media. We’re looking for someone with excellent research, writing, and organizational skills, as well as a thorough working knowledge of social media practices and conventions. Digital multimedia production experience is a plus, but not required. Last but not least, we’re looking for someone who is excited by the mission of making academic material relevant and accessible to the public-at-large.

Start Date: Mid-May; Application Deadline: March 15

View complete details and application instructions. >>

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two PAID internships at ProPublica, NY

ProPublica is looking for two interns – PAID ($700/week?!). GO FOR IT.

Research Internship

ProPublica is seeking a research intern to support the newsroom on investigative projects. The internship is full-time, based in New York and pays $700 a week.

The intern will work closely with the Director of Research, reporters and senior editors to help with ad hoc requests while also balancing longer term research projects the intern will manage.  Projects vary depending on newsroom needs, but the intern could work on tracking down former employees of a Fortune 500, calling states to get autopsy data, creating a newsroom guide for backgrounding people or finding examples of kids who were injured in a certain type of accident.  

Candidates should have some experience with or a strong enthusiasm for public records, databases such as LexisNexis and Pacer and FOIA requests. An ideal candidate has a meticulous attention to detail, a passion for digging and strong reporting skills.

Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to work with ProPublica’s Social Media team on crowdsourcing and collaborative reporting projects, assisting with calloutsreporting recipes and research/verification of user-generated content. The intern could also pitch ideas to report and write shorter pieces for our website.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Reuters, PBS FRONTLINE, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

To apply, please send an email to [Subject Line: “Research Intern”] with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit.  Also, please describe how you’ve investigated a person, business or topic and what methods, databases or public records you used to do it. We’d love to see links to relevant work that shows your skills, as well as either a brief idea for an investigative story you’d like to research or a short description of how you would have researched a story published on ProPublica’s website.

Please also include how long you’d be able to work until, up to a year, and when you’d be available to start. No calls please.

ProPublica is committed to building a diverse workplace. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Engagement / Reporting Intern

ProPublica is seeking an intern to both report and help build community around our investigative projects with social media and engagement tools.

The internship will begin this summer. It will last a minimum of 16 weeks and can be extended for up to a year. It is full-time and based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.

Interns will be part of our investigative team focused on quick-turn reporting that riffs off the news as well as our engagement team, which works across social networks to build communities around our coverage and develops crowdsourcing and social media strategies for our reporting. Applicants should have prior journalism experience, and a demonstrated interest in leveraging social media for newsgathering purposes.

Here are a few examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces we do, as well as examples of our engagementefforts. Nieman Lab has also written about our approach todigital journalismcrowdsourcing and audience engagement.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

If you would like to apply, please send an email to with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in the news. Here are a few examples.

Please include your clips as attachments—either Word docs or PDFs. Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person. Deadline for applications is March 3, 2014.

ProPublica is committed to building a diverse workplace. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

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Snap Judgement seeks PAID graphics/video intern, Oakland, CA

Our friends at Snap Judgement are looking for a graphics/video intern – PAID. Here's the link to the Craigslist Ad. Also pasted below.


Graphics and Film Internship (oakland downtown)

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Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot storytelling show that broadcasts on NPR stations nationwide, based in Oakland, California. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, the show is an edgy multi-platform experience redefining expectations for public media.  

The graphics and video intern will assist with the production of all our web graphics and visual content to support our weekly radio show, help film and edit our live stage shows, and help drive our social media and other promotional strategies.

Interns are expected to work between 20 — 35 hours a week at our downtown Oakland studios.


Snap Judgment interns should have an interest in storytelling, and narrative craft. We are looking for people who want to rock a story.

Knowledge of photography and graphics design principle such as composition, typography, and color. A strong foundation with Photoshop is a must.

Working knowledge of DSLR's and lighting for video.

Experience editing in either Premiere, Avid, or Final Cut (we're on Premiere.)

Understanding of common audio, video, and image file formats in both a Windows and Mac environment.

Skills in After Effects and with motion graphics are a huge plus!

How to Apply:

Interns must already live commuting distance from our downtown Oakland studio.

This is a six month paid position.

Please head over to our website and listen to a few of our stories.  Then e-mail us with your resume, links to examples of your video and graphics work, and a cover letter explaining what you will bring to the position, your professional experience, as well as what you hope to gain from the internship.

E-mail ONLY please!

Peace and soul! We can't WAIT to hear from you . . .

  • Compensation: $12.00 per hour.
  • This is an internship job
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
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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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    NYT social media internships, deadline extended to Jan 20

    Hey grad students. The NYT is looking for social media interns. It's unpaid, but, you know, it's the NYT – looks pretty good on the resume. Details and link to apply HERE and below. Good luck! -Mia


    NYT Social Media Internship

    The New York Times newsroom is seeking academic interns for its social media desk, which works to engage its readers on social media platforms and innovate new forms of journalism. Tasks will include: sparking conversations on The Times’s social media accounts — including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Instagram — as well as assisting on social journalism projects and providing general support. The intern will work closely with the social media editors and developers, as well as reporters, editors and Web producers working on social media-related projects around the newsroom.

    Graduate students preferred. Selection will be competitive. The internship is unpaid. Student must receive course credit for the internship and must produce proof of such credit. This position is based in New York; the applicant must commit to being available to work at The Times headquarters at 620 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan for the spring 2012 semester, with schedules subject to restrictions and expectations set by the academic institution.

    Candidates should understand the journalistic opportunities presented by social media. While you should have deep familiarity with social technologies, developer skills are not required. Experience using social networks in an editorial context or related work in a newsroom is required. You should also have an excellent eye for detail and great news instincts.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including links to social media accounts you maintain personally. Application deadline is Jan. 20, 2011; you must then be available for an interview to be considered further. Decisions will be made by Feb. 1.

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