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Public Radio Summer Internships

  • 2024-02-19 11:29 AM
    Message # 13317687


    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is seeking four paid summer interns. Two will work in our Newsroom, one will work in our Podcasting unit and one will work in Engineering. Over 10 weeks (June-August), the interns will be brought into the middle of all work process. Through your internship you will learn best practices, take part in our regular meetings, learn the various types of work we do. The interns will have a mentor and support from station staff from multiple departments.


    These are paid, internships based out of Concord, NH.


    News Internships - Reporting

    These interns will work as a general assignment reporters in the newsroom, getting daily news assignments, pitching their own ideas for quick-turn and longer-term stories and learning how to build a network of diverse sources. Interns will learn journalistic ethics and learn the various types of reporting we do and learn how to produce a news story for audio, digital and social media. The interns will spend a fair amount of time in the field reporting stories and then coming back to the newsroom to work closely with an editor on how to turn their reporting into a fully fleshed out piece of journalism.


    Qualifications for the News Internships:

    We are looking for candidates with initiative and curiosity, excellent writing skills, a strong interest in local news and building trust with local audiences, the ability to work independently and efficiently, and an interest in public media.


    Having consistent and reliable transportation is a requirement of this role as the news internship will require travel within NH. This is an onsite position.


    Production Internship, Podcast Unit

    The intern with the podcast unit has the opportunity to play an integral role on the team that produces two successful weekly podcasts, including Civics 101, an interview/narrative hybrid podcast about government, history, and civics fundamentals, and the weekly narrative podcast Outside/In, a show featuring a wide range of stories that can be related to the tagline “Where curiosity and the natural world collide.” Both podcasts enjoy substantial national listenership. The intern's tasks and opportunities will be varied and challenging, from pitching and reporting original stories to supporting other team members in their episode production to honing fundamental skills including audio editing and mixing, finding great stories, booking guests, writing scripts, voicing narration, and engaging with audiences on digital platforms including social media and newsletters.


    Qualifications for the Production Internship:

    We are looking for candidates with initiative and curiosity, excellent writing skills, a strong interest in either or both subjects related to our podcasts, the ability to work independently and efficiently, and an interest in journalism and public media. Experience working in audio in a journalism or podcast role is a plus. Some audio production skills are strongly desired.


    Having consistent and reliable transportation is a requirement of this role as internships may require travel to report stories. Consistent and reliable access to the internet is also a requirement of the role. This position has some hybrid flexibility.


    Broadcast Engineering Internship

    The Engineering intern will work with the Broadcast Engineer, assisting with installing and maintaining critical broadcast equipment and helping support the production of remote broadcasts. The intern will also work with our Broadcast Transmission Engineer to install, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment at our transmission towers throughout New Hampshire. And the intern will work with our Operations Manager, programming and maintaining our on-air broadcast automation system to deliver programming and underwriting messages.



    Qualifications for the Engineering Internship:

    The ideal candidate will be interested in broadcast engineering, be comfortable working with technology and have an aptitude for engineering. They should have strong organizational skills, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills. Experience with digital audio production and automation systems is a plus. If you have a strong interest in this position, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. This is an onsite position.


    Compensation & Benefits:

    The Internships are temporary full time, non-exempt, hourly positions. The internship program is a 40-hour a week role that is 10 weeks in length (June 3, 2024, to August 9, 2024). The compensation is $17.50 an hour and a $500 stipend is provided that can be used for housing/transportation/relocation.

    Internships are non-benefit eligible positions; however interns receive 2 paid holidays and can participate in NHPR's 403b plan.

    Things to Know About Us:

    NHPR is the state's foremost news organization, focused on producing accountability journalism and engaging deeply with the diverse communities and people of the Granite State. For 40 years, NHPR has produced incisive local news on the radio and emerging audio platforms, complementing the national and global reporting of our partners at NPR. We make nationally prominent podcasts - including Bear Brook, Outside/In, Civics 101 and Document - and have a fast-growing footprint in digital and social media.

    NHPR’s mission commits us to telling the stories of our changing state. That requires our organization and our journalism to reflect – and embrace – the increasingly diverse perspectives of people across New Hampshire and beyond. It requires us to model inclusion in our sources, in the voices we lift, in our reporting and in the conversations we conduct; in the makeup of our staff, Board of Trustees and Community Advisory Board, and in the ways we spend money and conduct our business. Learn more about NHPR.

    To Apply:

    Please apply on the job opportunities page of our website,, or through this link:

    ·         Include a Resume and Cover Letter

    ·         If you would like to be considered for more than one internship, please indicate which ones you would like to be considered for in your cover letter.

    NHPR is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and dynamic workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    NHPR encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

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