A Living on Earth internship provides an invaluable introduction to broadcast media. Each semester, we rely on a handful of bright, capable interns to contribute to our award-winning program, and experience first-hand what goes on behind the scenes of a nationally-distributed public radio news magazine and associated podcasts. Interns work in our office at UMass Boston.
THE EDITORIAL INTERNS assist in various phases of story production for the Living on Earth broadcast and its sister podcasts, from finding and researching original stories and helping track down experienced correspondents, contacts and newsmakers, to editing host interviews. They monitor news wires and newspapers for environmental affairs. Interns generate questions for interviews, pre-interview guests, and retrieve archive tape and other source material. They learn field recording techniques and develop an ear for good tape. Each intern is encouraged to write and narrate two short segments for the Living on Earth program and/or its podcast family.
Candidates require strong writing and communication skills and should submit a resume and two writing samples. Some experience in journalism, environmental sciences, and public policy is helpful, but not required.
Interns agree to serve one term and are usually limited to one term. They commit to working three full days per week. Please note: this is an unpaid internship.
Spring 2020 Term: January through Memorial Day
Summer 2020 Term: June through mid-August
Fall 2020 Term: Labor Day through December
If interested, please email or mail a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Living on Earth, UMass Boston School for the Environment, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston 02125
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Living on Earth presents in-depth reporting on the environment to over 250 public radio stations nationwide, and is also broadcast on satellite radio and via podcast. We are a production of the World Media Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that seeks to report quality coverage of environmental issues. We are not an advocacy organization.
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