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NPR’s Summer 2021 Internship Program will be fully remote.
Program Duration: June 1 – August 20, 2021
The NPR Training team supports high-quality journalism and storytelling at NPR and Member stations. Public media journalists are busier than ever — and their jobs keep evolving, especially during the pandemic. In this environment, it can be difficult to hone storytelling techniques, learn new tools, and find the space and guidance to experiment. The NPR Training Team exists to make all of that happen.
The team is multiplatform and offers training in audio and digital storytelling, audio production, social media, diversity, editing and more. We also manage a growing list of career development initiatives that complement our editorial training.
The team shares best practices and tips on its website, npr.org/training. The site is an open and growing resource that has found new audiences outside of public media, including journalism students and educators, other news organizations and non-profits.
Instructional Video Intern for NPR Training
One of the team’s core responsibilities is training NPR and public media journalists on audio production and digital storytelling tools. In an effort to scale the work of the team, we want to add instructional videos to our portfolio of training materials and resources. We need you to create creative, engaging training videos. This is an opportunity to create valuable material that will reach hundreds of journalists.
- The video intern’s primary job will be to produce a series of instructional videos on production and publishing tools, as well as supplemental materials such as best practices and how-to guides.
- The intern will create other multimedia resources — gifs, motion graphics and more — to be used on training.npr.org and in team training materials.
- The intern will work closely with our Audio Production Specialist to learn how to get NPR-quality sound on every project.
- Learning from/working with NPR Music and other NPR video teams is also possible.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- LOCATION: Must be planning to work from the United States and authorized to work in the United States throughout the Summer 2021 internship dates.
- EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship.
- The video intern should have experience creating instructional videos (including videography and editing), with examples of finished work. Bonus points if you’ve done motion graphics, social video and produced shoots.
- The NPR Training team is a collaborative unit, and our interns are expected to weigh in on the team’s work and contribute their own ideas. You should be a team player, an organized self-starter used to juggling multiple projects, and excited to experiment with new material.
- Even though this is a visual position, you need strong written and verbal communication skills.
- The Training team works closely with departments across NPR, making it essential that you be able to communicate concepts to cross-disciplinary teams.
- Finally, you should be passionate about public media and the opportunity to help its journalists elevate their craft.
Applications close on Friday, February 26th at 5pm ET.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume, cover letter, and portfolio to be considered.
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