On Point Internship
[NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMER 2014]
Overview: This internship provides students with an interest in journalism and current affairs the opportunity of contributing to the production of WBUR and NPR’s nationally-syndicated live call-in program On Point with Tom Ashbrook, broadcast daily from WBUR’s Boston studios.
Responsibilities: Interns will support the On Point host, producers and staff in a variety of ways, including researching show topics, preparing briefs, booking interviews, running script, answering phone lines and faxing. Production work possible.
Skills: Candidates should be focused, unflappable, highly detailed-oriented and have excellent writing skills. Strong communication skills also required. Previous news room and editing experience a plus, as are previous publications.
Time commitment: Two available internships:
Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.