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NPR Offers Internships in Public Radio


About the Company:

National Public Radio (NPR) produces and distributes noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.

Types of Internships:

Internship opportunities with NPR gives students and new graduates hands-on experience in broadcasting and related work that is all part of working in a public radio station.


Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students or have graduated within 12 months just prior to the beginning of the internship. All candidates must also be authorized to work in the United States.


NPR offers opportunities in Washington DC and Culver City, CA.

Position Logistics:

NPR interns may work between 20 and 40 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks. Internships are available spring, summer, and fall. Students may receive credit for their internships and this must be worked out between the student’s college or university and the radio station’s Human Resources Department.


An internship with NPR will help to develop the skills required to break into the field, network with professionals in the field, obtain excellent recommendations, along with providing relevant work experience to put on a resume.

To Apply:

All applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and application form. Some internships also require a writing sample. Applications must be submitted in one application package in order to be considered for an internship.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer – Mid February
  • Fall – Mid July
  • Winter/Spring – Mid November

Applications can be mailed or faxed to:

Mail or fax applications to:

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

Questions can be emailed to internship@npr.org.

For More Information:

You can visit About.com’s Guide to Radio, Corey Deitz, for his article on Tips for Applying for a Radio Intern Position.

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