Inside WBUR

Radio Boston Internship

Overview: Radio Boston is WBUR’s voice of Boston. It is a fast-paced hour of live radio that reflects and analyzes what matters to Boston now, while also daring to question assumptions with a little attitude. We work hard and we have fun.

: The Radio Boston internship is for the ambitious. It offers endless possibilities to craft excellent radio. Daily tasks will include: conducting deep and innovative research on topics and people of interest to Radio Boston listeners, recording and editing audio, pre-interviewing and booking guests, writing scripts and questions, and helping manage guests during the show.

Requirements: Applicants must be proven self-starters who have demonstrated they can learn quickly and operate autonomously. Must have good interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor. Knowledge of audio editing software, particularly Adobe Audition or a similar program, is a plus.

Time Commitment: Interns must work 2-3 full weekdays (9 to 5) at the station, preferably consecutive days.

Application: Applicants must submit a resume and, in lieu of a cover letter, three short essays (300 words each) on any the following questions:

  1. What kind of work do you ultimately want to do, and how would Radio Boston help you learn those skills?
  2. Why do you want a radio internship instead of a digital, TV, or print experience?
  3. Describe a time you set a difficult goal, and how you worked to achieve it.
  4. Describe a situation when you had to rapidly adapt with a different approach to how you were addressing a problem.
  5. What was a professional (or academic) experience in which you excelled, but wouldn’t want to repeat? Why?
  6. What radio piece or podcast do you keep thinking about long after you heard it, and why?
  7. What do you love to do? Why?