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Here & Now Internship

Overview: Here & Now invites anyone interested in exploring a career in radio journalism to apply to intern three days per week on the show. Interns will be exposed to the production of a daily midday news magazine program and will learn about the technical and editorial skills needed to be a news radio producer. H&N seeks a full day’s commitment from each intern. This allows all interns to follow through from pitching a story to producing an interview to cutting it for air.

Responsibilities: Interns should expect to participate in story meetings, generate ideas, research topics, prepare briefs for the show’s host and producers, book guests, write scripts, record interviews, edit interviews for broadcast, and help organize the daily broadcast. They should have a strong interest in news and journalism. Experience with radio techniques (i.e., microphone recording and audio editing) is preferred, but not necessary. Some administrative duties will also be required.

Time Commitment: Interns are asked to work three consecutive days per week, starting at 8 a.m. They will be required to commit to being at the station until at least 1:30 p.m. on the days they intern. It is strongly suggested that they try to work full days (until 4:30 p.m.) as this will insure they get the most out of their internship experience.

Two to three available internships: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, both 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (interns work three consecutive days, with an overlap on Wednesday.)


Here & Now Digital Internship

Overview: Interns get hands-on experience as digital and social media producers for an NPR show heard by 3.7 million listeners per week on 400 stations across the country. Here & Now is a live two-hour show produced at WBUR in Boston. This internship can be done for college credit.

As a Here & Now Digital intern you will:

  • Edit materials for, integrating text, still images and video content, as well as links to relevant resources/past coverage.
  • Build out on-air interviews by adding additional quotes/background to create a more complete web story.
  • Post on social media, including Here & Now's Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
  • Learn aspects of visual storytelling with photo editing, packaging.
  • Additionally, interns may be asked to create new social media accounts for Here & Now and work on special projects.

Educational Benefits: Intern will gain hands-on social media and web production experience – including copyediting, headline and tease writing, exposure to SEO practices, HTML and more. This internship also allows for those interested to explore other aspects of online news production like photography and videography.

Experience: Send us your resume and a cover letter describing your experience in journalism, web production, multimedia and any other relevant skills. Please also provide links to writing samples, website and Twitter handle if you have them.

Time Commitment: We are looking to hire two interns who can commit to working either two or three days per week, e.g. Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday/Friday. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: ***Please indicate that you are applying for the Here & Now Digital Internship in your email subject line.