About the Internship
A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history. Nearly 10% of our current staff — including Ari Shapiro, Audie Cornish, Guy Raz and many more — were discovered as interns.
From day one, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. Find out how you can contribute your diverse talents to gain invaluable experience at the heart of a thriving multimedia organization.
Interns at NPR play a vital role in NPR’s daily operations in almost every division of the organization — from NPR News and Music, to Communications and Engineering. Interns are also offered a broad variety of training opportunities. And here’s the best part — you don’t have to be an intern to start learning. You can access the NPR Training website today.
We are looking for students and recent graduates who are intelligent, creative, and curious. We need strong researchers and excellent writers who work well on diverse teams and can also thrive with individual assignments.
Candidates don’t need to know everything about NPR or public radio, but it helps to be at least a little familiar. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt to love NPR.
For more details on unique requirements for individual internship positions (cover letter, writing sample, design portfolio for example), read each internship description in full before you apply.
Qualified applicants must be current students (undergraduate or graduate degree programs) or have graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship. We do not accept high school students. Interns must be authorized to work in the United States.
How to Apply:
Visit our Career Portal and read the complete description and requirements for each available position. Through the portal you’ll be able to create a profile and upload a resume, cover letter, and writing samples (when appropriate).
You may apply for multiple internships. If you are uploading more than one cover letter, be sure to name each file for the corresponding internship title.
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