WNYC, NY Public Radio The Takeaway Internship, Spring 2019 in New York City, New York

The Takeaway Internship, Spring 2019

InternshipsNew York City, New York



Interns at NYPR are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities. The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with a substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general. The Takeaway is a fast-paced daily news program seeking a highly motivated intern. This internship will teach you the core skills necessary to be a producer in this business – from booking guests to writing scripts and producing segments for broadcast. This intern will be part of an award-winning team that believes in speaking truth to power and loves to feed curious minds. You will be working with the production team in New York and will be an integral part of our daily news operation. Interns are encouraged to pitch ideas and bring all their energy to the editorial table. You will get the chance to work in our control room during the live broadcast of the show, produce longer-term series and be a part ofspecialcoverage. You should have a thirst for local, national and regional politics and current affairs and your cultural radar should be finely tuned.What your internship will entail:

  • To help produce on air and online air stories.

  • To help manages the needs of producers and editors.

  • An ability to work with WNYC, PRI and other partners of The Takeaway

  • Editing audio for the web

  • Writing articles for TheTakeaway.org and other Takeaway digital partners

  • Shooting and editing video interviews with in-studio guests

  • Acting as an on-site photographer for in-studio guests

  • Capturing video and photos in the field with producers

  • Creating web-only imagery like infographics


  • Good writing, good ideas and some reporting + broadcast skills.

  • Ability to research, report and tell many kinds of stories.

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency and work well with all staff from producers and editors based at WNYC.

A thirst for local, national and regional politics and current affairs and your cultural radar should be finely tuned.