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Politics Intern (Remote) - Fall 2020

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From day one, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. 
Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. 
NPR’s Fall 2020 Internship Program will be fully remote. 
Program Duration: September 8 - December 11, 2020
The country is facing unprecedented times: a global pandemic, an economic downturn rivaling the Great Depression and a growing movement for racial justice. It is against that backdrop that Americans will vote in November, and the Washington Desk is working hard to cover it on all of NPR’s platforms. As the NPR Politics fall intern, you will play a key role. The desk intern does research for reporters and producers, maintains our calendar of events, builds clipboards for radio pieces, builds digital story pages, logs interviews, fact-checks the popular NPR Politics Podcast and has the opportunity to write for the web. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in government and politics.
  • Maintain the political calendar
  • Track candidate statements
  • Conduct research for editors and reporters
  • Contribute to election briefing books
  • Fact-check the NPR Politics Podcast
  • Build clipboards, log tape and write digital posts
  • LOCATION: Must be planning to work during the term of the Fall 2020 internship in the United States and authorized to work in the United States. 
  • 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. 
  • TECHNOLOGY: Must have access to reliable internet. 
  • Strong research skills
  • Demonstrated interest in government and politics 
  • Computer literacy 
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly 
  • Knowledge of NPR programming and platforms 
Applications close on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5pm ET. 
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.  
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