NPR Internship

NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. We seek talented students to work in challenging internship positions throughout the organization. Our internships offer hands-on opportunities to impact NPR and public radio. And, we work with our interns to help them develop skills in their chosen areas and network with staff and individuals in their professions.

To learn more of what interns do at NPR, visit the Intern Edition site produced by our Summer 2010 interns.

Internship Program Information

The NPR Internship Program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about broadcasting and the supporting areas of NPR. NPR offers internships at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at our NPR West office in Culver City, CA (all internships are located in Washington, DC unless noted otherwise beneath the title of the internship).

Eligibility: A candidate must be a graduate student, an undergraduate student, or have graduated from college within twelve months of beginning the internship. Internship applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

General Information: Internships are offered during the summer, fall, and winter/spring semesters. Interns are expected to work full time, 40 hours per week during the 10-week summer semester and between 10 and 40 hours per week during the 16-week fall and winter/spring semesters. Summer internships offer a stipend of $8.25 per hour. Fall and winter/spring internships are non-paid, however, interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between the NPR Human Resources Division and the intern’s college or university. All interns are subject to the applicable NPR employee rules, including its Employment Dispute Resolution Policy.

Application Procedures: Candidates must complete an internship application form (you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this file) and submit it with a cover letter and resume. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as a writing sample. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Deadlines: For the summer program, applications must be postmarked by February 15 2011; for the fall program, applications must be postmarked by July 15 2011; and for the winter/spring program, applications must be postmarked by November 15 2011.

Please note: Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to notify applicants who are not selected for internships.

Mail or fax applications to:

National Public Radio
Human Resources Department
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax – (202) 513-3047

Please direct your questions and concerns to

August 23, 2010 by Mrtonyforte